Daniel Smalley is a Ph.D candidate at the MIT Media Laboratory where he works on integrated optics for next-generation holographic video displays.
Daniel began experimenting with holography as a middle-school student living in rural Utah. After high school he began a correspondence with Elroy Pearson, then Research Assistant at the MIT Media Lab’s Spatial Imaging Group, that led to his being invited to intern at the lab for the summer. During that internship he became familiar with the Mark II holographic video display, and with Dr. V. Michael Bove of the Object Based Media Group who participated in the creation of the Mark II. As a result of his experiences with Elroy and Dr. Bove at the Media Lab, he became resolved to create his own holovideo device, which desire became the impetus for a variety of related endeavors both at MIT and abroad including his current work with high-bandwidth modulators
Daniel will join the faculty of Brigham Young University’s Electrical and Computer Engineering department this fall.