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Philip MeasorPhilip Measor

Assistant Professor
300 W. Hawthorne Road
Spokane, WA 99251
Phone: 509.777.4420
Fax: 509.777.4633
Office Location: Eric Johnston Science Center 111


  • Ph.D.,  Electrical Engineering, University of California, Santa Cruz
  • B.S., Electrical Engineering, University of California, Santa Cruz

Year Joined Whitworth Faculty


Areas of Specialization / Expertise

Applied optics; Integrated optofluidics; logic/memory semiconductor industry processes; semiconductor wafer optical inspection; DUV to NIR imaging/analysis; biomolecular detection (e.g. DNA/RNA, influenza, Ebola, E. coli); single particle optics; non-linear optics; integrated photonic devices

Selected Publications / Presentations / Honors

PUBLICATIONS (selected from 15)

  • D. Ozcelik, B.S. Phillips, J.W. Parks, P. Measor, D. Gulbransen, A.R. Hawkins, and H. Schmidt, "Dual-core optofluidic chip for independent particle detection and tunable spectral filtering," Lab on a Chip, 12, 3728 (2012).
  • P. Measor, et al., "Tailorable integrated optofluidic filters for biomolecular detection," Lab Chip, 11, 899 (2011).
  • B.S. Phillips, P. Measor, Y. Zhao, H. Schmidt, and A.R. Hawkins, "Optofluidic notch filter integration by lift-off of thin films," Optics Express, 18, 4790-4795 (2010).
  • S. Kühn, P. Measor, E.J. Lunt, B.S. Phillips, D.W. Deamer, A.R. Hawkins, and H. Schmidt, "Loss-based optical trap for on-chip particle analysis," Lab Chip, 9, 2212-2216 (2009).
  • P. Measor et al., "Multi-mode mitigation in an optofluidic chip for particle manipulation and sensing,” Optics Express 17, 24342 (2009).
  • P. Measor, et al., "Hollow-core waveguide characterization by optically induced particle transport," Optics Letters, 33, 672 (2008).
  • P. Measor, et al., "On-chip surface-enhanced Raman scattering (SERS) detection using integrated liquid-core waveguides," Applied Physics Letters, 90, 211107 (2007).

PRESENTATIONS (selected from 26)

  • P. Measor, et al., "Clinical Detection of Viral Infection on an Optofluidic Chip," CLEO/QELS Conference, San Jose, CA, June 14 (2013).
  • P. Measor, et al., "An Ultrasensitive Optofluidic Nucleic Acid Biosensor," CLEO Conference, San Jose, CA, May 6-11 (2012).
  • P. Measor, et al., "Liquid-core waveguide based optofluidics," Invited talk, IEEE Winter Topicals, Keystone, CO, Jan 10-12 (2011).
  • P. Measor, et al., "Liquid-core waveguide filter for optofluidic biosensing," European Optical Society Annual Meeting 2010, Paris, France, October 26-29, (2010).
  • P. Measor, et al., "Single-particle spectroscopy and manipulation in optofluidic devices," Frontiers in Optics (Fio)/Laser Science XXVI (LS) Conference, Rochester, NY, October 24-28, (2010).
  • P. Measor, et al., "Selectively patterned notch filter waveguides for optofluidic biosensors," Integrated Photonics and Nanophotonics Research and Applications (IPNRA) Conference, Honolulu, HI, July 12-17, (2009).
  • P. Measor, et al., "Optofluidic platform advancements for optical particle manipulation," CLEO/QELS conference, Baltimore, MD, June 1-6, (2009).
  • P. Measor, et al., "Characterization of optofluidic ARROW rejection filter devices," IEEE Summer Topical Meeting, Acapulco MX, July 21-23, 2008.
  • P. Measor, et al., "Loss determination of hollow-core waveguides by optically-induced particle transport," 91st Annual Meeting of the OSA, San Jose, CA, Sep 16-20, 2007.
  • P. Measor, et al., "Integrated liquid-core ARROW Waveguides for surface-enhanced Raman scattering," CLEO/QELS conference, Long Beach, CA, May 21-26, 2006.
  • P. Measor and H. Schmidt: " Band offset determination using quasi-confined quantum well barrier states," 7th International Conference on Intersubband Transitions, Evolene Switzerland, September 1-5, 2003

Research & Scholarship

PATENTS (selected from five)

  • P. Kolchin, R.M. Danen, P. Measor, "Three-Dimensional Imaging for Semiconductor Wafer Inspection," US Application# 20180103247, August 22, 2017.
  • P. Measor, R. Danen and P. MacDonald, "Reverse Decoration for Defect Detection Amplification," US Application# 20180025952, December 24, 2016.
  • H. Schmidt, P. Measor and S. Kühn, "Device for light-based particle manipulation on waveguides," US Patent# 7995890, January 7, 2008 (issued August 9, 2011).


  • Rapid, low-cost mRNA analysis system for cancer companion diagnostics, 2012-2013, NCATS, PI, $272,105
  • Portable Amplification-free Virus Nucleic Acid Detector, 2012, NSF, PI, $150,000


  • Reviewer for Lab on a Chip, Chemical Communications, Applied Physics Letters, Optics Express, Optics Letters and other scientific journals
  • Proposal reviewer for the National Institutes of Health (NIH) small business innovation research (SBIR) grants