Kate Bachman

As part of the Plasmonics Group, my research involved design, optimization, and simulation of plasmonic nanoscale devices. The illustration of the spiral structure on this page represents one such design, and is based on RF exponential spiral antennas. Most recently, I developed a genetic algorithm, written in Java to work in conjunction with Comsol Multiphysics for optimization of nanoscale device designs. Former research includes, for example, development of optimization algorithms and computer programs for radiation treatment planning, mutual information-based image registration, and development of database and other software applications.

Optimized dose for brain cancer from a MATLAB GUI that I created for computation of optimal angles and radiation dosage using segmented 2D, or 3D, images.

Optimized radiation rose for prostate cancer from the same GUI.

Sample Visual Studio Software

Education

  • MS, Applied Mathematics (Operations Research), Thesis, University of Colorado, 2005
  • MBS, Basic Science (Applied Mathematics/Physics Option), University of Colorado, 2002
  • BS, Chemistry, University of Colorado, 2000

Research

  • Computational mathematics
  • Theoretical and computational physics
  • Optimization
  • Simulation
  • Plasmonic device design

Contact

Department of Physics
Colorado School of Mines
Golden, CO 80401
kbachman@mines.edu