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Accomplishments by Brian Rasnow

2017

Publications:

  • Compact, high-resolution fluorescence and brightfield microscope and methods of use. with R. Levin, M. Schehlein, C. Shumate, and W. Niles. US Patent #9,494,783: US Patent Office, 2016. (http://patft.uspto.gov/netacgi/nph-Parser?Sect1=PTO1&Sect2=HITOFF&d=PALL&p=1&u=%2Fnetahtml%2FPTO%2Fsrchnum.htm&r=1&f=G&l=50&s1=9494783.PN.&OS=PN/9494783&RS=PN/9494783)

2016

Exhibitions / Presentations:

  • Extreme Automation: From Hypoxic Chambers to the World’s Oceans and 3 Billion Poor People in the Developing World. Society for Laboratory Automation and Screening. San Diego, CA. http://bit.ly/1LM6Q6S
  • Applying Engineerig & Technology for the Extreme Poor. e Discovery Center for Science and Technology Science Speaker Series. Thousand Oaks, CA. http://www.rasnowpeak.com/brian/CSUCI_files/DiscoveryCenter5Nov15.pdf
  • Modeling Climate Change in a Test Tube. Annual Meeting of the Far West Section of the American Physical Society. Long Beach, CA. http://www.rasnowpeak.com/brian/CSUCI_files/RasnowAPS30Oct15c.pdf
  • "Smart Well Pumping Controller." with Q. Leo, M. Lee, and K. Clarke. Poster delivered at Student Research Conference, CSUCI. (Awarded "Outstanding Research Poster"). CSUCI. May 9, 2015.
  • "GMO Safety." with P. Kroll, C. Mack, T. Stoner, JD, and V. Bloch. Panel discussion at Science, Law, and Society Seminar: “GMO,” “Natural” & “Organic”. Ventura Biocenter, Jan 7, 2014. (http://www.rasnowpeak.com/brian/CSUCI_files/gmoSafety.pdf)

2015

Exhibitions / Presentations:

  • "Archimedes Palimpsest and other musings on ancient mathematics." Paper delivered at CI Undergraduate Math Seminar. Broome Library, Apr 23, 2013. (http://www.rasnowpeak.com/brian/CSUCI_files/ugMathSeminar24Apr13b.pdf)

Other Activities:

  • Review of: Spark from the Deep. "Electricity, eels, and evolution." Physics World. 27: 7 (July 2014), 44-5. (http://physicsworld.com/cws/article/print/2014/jul/23/electricity-eels-and-evolution)

2013

Exhibitions / Presentations:

  • "Nuclear power and nuclear weapons." with D. Hara and R. Miller. Panel discussion at Palos Verdes Democratic Club. Palos Verdes, CA, May 20, 2012.

Other Activities:

  • Engineer of the Year. Ventura & Santa Barbara IEEE. plaque. 2012.
  • R. Levin, B. Rasnow, M. Schehlein, C. Shumate, and W. Niles; 2012. Compact, high-resolution fluorescence and brightfield microscope and methods of use. United States Patent US 20120133756 A1

2012

Exhibitions / Presentations:

  • "Extensive expression of lamellipodia and migration by human fetal-derived neural stem cells (hNSC) cultured in vitro: Observation with LumaScope™, an inexpensive, compact, sturdy USB-based inverted CMOS microscope.." with W. Niles, R. Levin, M. Schehlein, C. Shumate, and E. Snyder. Poster delivered at Stem Cell Meeting on the Mesa VII, Sanford Consortium for Regenerative Medicine. La Jolla, CA. October 2012.
  • "My journey with science." Presented to CSUCI LSAMP talk. Broome Library. Sep 23, 2011.
  • "Measuring and visualizing EOD fields." Presented to CSUCI Math Graduate Seminar. Broome Library. Sep 21, 2011.

Publications:

  • "Developing Cultural Literacy in the STEM Disciplines." with J. Balén, N. Parmar, C. Wyels, N. Deans, and B. Gillespie. The Journal of Multiculturalism in Education. Vol. 8 No. 1 Oct 10, 2012. 1-19. (https://www.wtamu.edu/journal/volume-8-number-1.aspx)
  • "Applications of a Compact, Easy-to-Use Inverted Fluorescence Microscope." with J. Kahle, R. Levin, W. Niles, M. Schehlien, and C. Shumate. American Laboratory. Nov 1, 2011. (http://new.americanlaboratory.com/914-Application-Notes/35882-Applications-of-a-Compact-Easy-to-Use-Inverted-Fluorescence-Microscope/)

Other Activities:

  • Energy and Society Class Wiki. Website. with Chem/Phys 344 class. September 2011. (http://energyandsocietycsuci2011.pbworks.com)

2011

Exhibitions / Presentations:

  • "Rethinking Nuclear Power." with D. Hara and R. Miller. Panel discussion at Ventura County Democratic Party Forum. Thousand Oaks Library, CA, Jul 13, 2011.
  • "Product Design in Guatemala." Presented to D-LAB (Pete Schwartz/Appropriate Technology). Physics Dept. Cal Poly San Luis Obispo, CA. Jun 27, 2011.
  • "Ripping Phone Books -- anisotropic stress tensors." Presented to SCAAPT Physics Demo Workshop. Pierce College, CA. Jun 11, 2011.

2010

Exhibitions / Presentations:

  • "Why Am I Sick? The Answer May Be Discovered Using a Low Cost Fluorescence Microscope." Presented to IEEE EMBS. Cal Lutheran University. Jan 26, 2011. (http://www.ieee-bv-embs.org/?p=192)
  • "An independent scientist analyzes the Gulf oil spill and response." Presented to Mathematics Graduate Seminar. CSU Channel Islands. Oct 6, 2010. (http://www.rasnowpeak.com/brian/CSUCI_files/oilSpill_CSUCI_Math2010.pdf)
  • "An Inexpensive CMOS- and USB-based Inverted Fluorescence Microscope for exploring optics, physics, and biology at a smaller length scale." Paper delivered at American Association of Physics Teachers Summer Meeting. Portland, OR, 2010.
  • "LumaScope(TM): an inexpensive, compact, sturdy USB-based inverted fluorescence microscope." with J. Kahle, K. Levin, W. Niles, M. Schehlein, and C. Shumate. Poster delivered at Society for Neuroscience Annual Meeting. San Diego, CA. 2010.
  • "A High Throughput Multimodal Dispense and Image Detector Enables Novel Applications." with C. Li, H. Xu, and W. Wang. Paper delivered at Society for Biomolecular Screening Annual Conference. Phoenix, AZ, 2010.
  • "Mahangu [Pearl Millet] Thresher." with D. Cohn, F. Rodriguez, G. Obeng, T. Konaris, and M. Marincel. Exhibited at Cooper-Hewitt National Design Museum. Smithsonian Institution, Washington, DC. 2010 Design Triennial. Curated by Bareket Kezwer. 2010

Publications:

  • "An Inexpensive Simple-to-Use Inverted Fluorescence Microscope: A New Tool for Cellular Analysis." with J. Kahle, R. Levin, L. Niles, M. Schehlein, and C. Shumate. Journal of the Association for Laboratory Automation. Vol. 15 No. 5 2010. 355-361.

Other Activities:

  • "Phys 488, Product Design for the Developing World." Multicultural Engagement in the STEM disciplines, Center for Multicultural Engagement. CSU Channel Islands. $500. 2011.
  • Lumascope Image Gallery. Website. Wiki site for images and tips regarding my company's fluorescence microscope. 2011. (http://etaluma.wetpaint.com/)
  • Phys/Biol 416: Radiation & Radiobiology Fall 2010. Website. Class wikipedia. 2010. (http://radioactivityci2010.pbworks.com/)
  • Phys 106 Class Wiki. Website. Students built this wiki to share their classwork. 2010. (http://phys106spring10.pbworks.com/w/page/21392699/FrontPage)
  • Solar Pizza Oven wiki. Website. CSU Channel Islands/Oxnard College Summer Institute project. 2010. (http://solarpizza.pbworks.com/w/page/26576254/FrontPage)