Ophir Gaathon

Contact Information


Email - opihrg@gmail.com

Telephone - (718) 260-3645 (lab)

Fax - (718) 260-3136 (FAX, Poly)

Address - Polytechnic University

6 Metrotech Center, RH620             

Brooklyn, New York 11201



Polytechnic University, Brooklyn NY                  

Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering

- Anticipated Graduation Date: June 2006

- GPA 3.63

Ziv & Marks High School , Jerusalem Israel -Graduation Date: June 1996                   


Honors and AWARDS


- Dean’s List  - Spring 2003, Fall 2003 , Spring 2004, Spring 2005

- Rosenthal Scholarship (Polytechnic Univ. EE Departmental Award) - 2005 

- Rose Biller Scholarship (UJA-Federation of  NY) - 2004 &  2005

- The Nick Russo Outstanding Achievement Award for Design Project – June 2003            

research activities 


- Independent research of light scattering in acrylic plates due to deformation of surface. December 2003 – April 2004

- Microparticle Photophysics Laboratory (MP3L):  May 2004 – Present

a.       Microfluidics for sensor applications

b.      DNA modulation due to electric field

c.       Fluoropolymers for bio photonics (in progress)

d.      Sensing enhancement (in progress)


- President of the IEEE Polytechnic University Chapter





Work experience


May 2004 – present      

Microparticle Photophysics Laboratory (MP3L):                                     Brooklyn, NY

Research Assistant 

- See Research activities


January 2004     

North American Airline                                                                               JFK, NY

Security Consultant

- Advised flight and ground crew in Georgetown, Guyana on the prevention of drug smuggling to the US.


July 2001 - August 2002         

Meccanica                                                                                                 New York, NY

Technical Coordinator / Assistant Producer / Production Artist 

- Designed visual effects shots for Food Network promos

- Animation development for Madison Square Garden channel promos  

- Developed digital assets management system (not implemented).

- Improved Quality Control testing.


June 2000 – July 2001

Manhattan Transfer Edit                                                                    New York, NY

Production Assistant 

- Developed technique for motion auto-scoping.

- Designed props for special effects shots.  


October 1999 – December 2000

Tower Air                                                                                                  JFK, NY

Security Agent 

- Passenger profile – risk assessment.

- CTX (not certified).


July 1996 – July 1999

Israel Defense Forces                                                                                        Israel

First Sergeant

- Engineering Corps



English, Hebrew


S. Arnold and O. Gaathon “Spectroscopy Of Photonic Atoms: A Means For Ultra-Sensitive Specific Sensing Of Bio-Molecules”, in New Developments in Optics and Related Fields: Modern Techniques, Materials and Applications, Ed. Baldassare DiBartolo (Springer-Kluwer Publishers, 2006, in press).