Sean M. O'Malley, Ph.D.
Associate Professor, Department of Physics, Rutgers University - Camden

Camden Nursing and Science Building (CNS) Room # 216F
Tel. (856) 225-6159
Fax (856) 225-6624

CNS Room # 102
Tel. (856) 225-6094

Department of Physics
Rutgers University-Camden
227 Penn Street
Camden, NJ 08102


My research interests include the synthesis of nanoparticles via the Pulsed Laser Ablation in Liquids (PLAL) method, thin-film deposition using Matrix Assisted Pulsed Laser Evaporation (MAPLE), photovoltaic and piezoelectic activity in novel matrial systems, and the interaction between plasmonically excited metal nanoparticles with their surroundings.


Past outreach activites have included traveling the greater Camden, NJ area giving demonstrations  on lasers and laser technology.

In these presentations, I discussed the unique aspects of laser light and how it is difference from light produced by conventional light sources e.g. incandescent light bulbs. Additionally, I discussed how DVD players work and how Blu-Ray technology got its name. I also presented several laser applications including: removal of a tattoo from a pig's foot, the formation of holograms, the replacement of metal lancets by lasers in diabetes testing, and the demonstration of pulsed laser deposition (PLD); which is an important laser-based tool utilize by researchers to produce thin films.

Please see the following article to gain a better idea of my outreach activities:

This work is supported by LASERFEST