Bradley Duncan

Executive Director; Professor
Full-Time Faculty
Graduate Academic Affairs
School of Engineering: Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering


Selected Publications

  • Venable III, S.M., B.D.Duncan, M.P. Dierking, and D.J. Rabb. 2012. Demonstrated resolution enhancement capability of a stripmap holographic aperture ladar system. Applied Optics 51, no. 22 (August 1):  5531-5542.
  • Stokes,A.J., B.D. Duncan and M.P. Dierking. 2010. Improving mid-frequency contrast in sparse aperture optical imaging systems based upon the Golay-9 array. Optics Express 18, no. 5 (March 1): 4417-4427.
  • Dierking, M.P., and B.D. Duncan.2010. Periodic, pseudo-noise waveforms for multi-function coherent ladar. Applied Optics 49, no. 10 (April 1):1908-1922.
  • Stafford,J.W., B.D. Duncan, and M.P. Dierking. 2010. Experimental demonstration of a stripmap holographic aperture ladar system. AppliedOptics 49, no. 12 (April 20): 2262-2270.
  • Duncan, B.D., and M.P.Dierking. 2009. Holographic aperture ladar. AppliedOptics 48, no. 6 (February 20): 1168-1177.
  • Greiner, M.A., B.D. Duncan,and M.P. Dierking. 2009. Monte Carlo simulation of multiple photon scattering in sugar maple tree canopies. AppliedOptics 48, no. 32 (November 10): 6159-6171.
  • Greiner, M.A., B.D. Duncan,and M.P. Dierking.  2007. Bidirectional scattering distribution functions of maple and cottonwood leaves.  AppliedOptics 46, no. 25 (September 1): 6485-6494.
  • Jameson, D.F., M.P. Dierking,and B.D. Duncan.  2007.  Effects of spatial modes on ladar vibration signature estimation.  Applied Optics 46, no. 30 (October 20):7365-7373.
  • Miller, N.J., M.P. Dierking,and B.D. Duncan. 2007. Optical sparse aperture imaging. Applied Optics 46, no. 23 (August 10): 5933-5943.

Honors and Awards

  • Member, 2009 Marianist Educational Associates cohort
  • Member, 2005-2006 Leadership UD cohort
  • University of Dayton IFC Outstanding Advisor (EpsilonDelta Tau), 2001-02 academic year
  • Honorary member of Tau Alpha Pi, the national engineering technology honor society
  • Lifetime member of Eta Kappa Nu, the electrical engineering honor society (vice president, Beta Lambda Chapter, Virginia Tech, 1986)
  • Epsilon Delta Tau Engineering Professor of the Year, 1998

Courses Taught

  • EOP 513, Linear Systems & Fourier Optics
  • EOP 514, Guided Wave Optics
  • ECE 340, Engineering Probability, Statistics and Random Processes


  • Ph.D., Electrical Engineering, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, 1991
  • M.S., Electrical Engineering, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, 1988
  • B.S., Electrical Engineering, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, 1986
  • Certificate, Lay Pastoral Ministry Program (Certificate Option), Athenaeum of Ohio, 2009

Professional Activities

  • Senior Member, Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers
  • Senior Member, Optical Society of America
  • Member, SPIE

Research Interests

  • Ladar system analysis and design
  • RF digital and free space optical communications
  • Fiber optic sensing/communications
  • Optical waveguide transmission applications
  • Scanning and nonlinear optical image processing
  • Non-destructive evaluation and holography