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Marie J. Delaney, Ph.D.

Dr. Delaney has hands-on experience in atomic, molecular and optical physics. She has conducted post-graduate basic research in a Nobel Prize winning group and is an author of 30+ peer-reviewed scientific journal publications on atomic, molecular and optical physics and low-cost medical diagnostics. Dr. Delaney is a graduate of the University of Aarhus where she received her Ph.D. in physics with a minor in mathematics. Dr. Delaney has experience in handling cross-disciplinary technologies bridging the fields of optics, biology, chemistry, physics and medicine, and has worked directly with leaders in these fields.

As a patent agent, Dr. Delaney assists in patent prosecution (e.g., drafting patent applications and responding to actions by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office), litigation and licensing involving a wide range of technologies, including medical diagnostics and medical imaging, devices for cancer imaging, diagnostics, treatment and surgery, image sensors and image sensor manufacturing, optical systems, particle and radiation detectors, magnetic materials, piezoelectric materials, megasonic and ultrasonic systems, microfluidic devices, plasma systems and spinal surgery devices. 

Areas of technical emphasis:

  • Imaging systems: e.g., image sensors, imaging optics, fluorescence imaging, imaging-based medical diagnostics, image analysis, CMOS sensors and manufacturing, water-level manufacturing
  • Lasers: e.g., diode lasers, femtosecond lasers, ultrastable lasers, dye lasers, laser cooling, laser spectroscopy
  • Optics: e.g., imaging objectives, filters, non-linear optics, wafer-level manufacturing, waveguides
  • Medical diagnostics: e.g., MRI, serology, HIV diagnostics, imaging-based medical diagnostic technologies
  • Medical devices: e.g., diagnostic devices, microfluidics-based devices
  • Electromagnetic systems and devices: e.g., sensors, accelerators, storage rings, plasma systems
  • Precision measurements: e.g., spectroscopy, atomic clocks
  • Remote sensing: e.g., LIDAR, hyperspectral imaging
  • Renewable energy: e.g., wind power, photovoltaics, solar thermal energy
  • Sports applications: e.g., photo finish cameras, timing, RF-based tracking,  game analysis technology
  • Sensors: e.g., gas sensors, chemical sensors, polymer-based sensors, molecular imprinting, pressure/stress sensors
  • Cross-disciplinary inventions

From 2007 to 2013, Dr. Delaney worked at MBio diagnostics Inc. and helped evolve the company’s diagnostic devices from concept level through prototype stages to final products.

From 2005 to 2006, Dr. Delaney participated in post-doctoral research in optical trap-based quantum computing at the University of Wisconsin in Madison. 

From 2001 to 2005, Dr. Delaney worked in the group of Nobel Prize winner David Wineland. Here, she explored the feasibility of quantum computing using a laser-cooled ion-plasma trapped in a superconducting magnet based Penning trap. She then worked on the evaluation and further development of an optical clock superior to the existing international time standard, which was based on ultrastable laser interrogation of a single mercury ion trapped and laser-cooled in a cryogenic electrostatic ion trap.

From 1997 to 2001, Dr. Delaney performed graduate research at the University of Aarhus, Denmark, where she used accelerators and storage rings to study molecular collisions and metastable molecules. She also developed a novel, dual-mode electron target for an electrostatic ion storage ring and participated in the build-up of a femtosecond laser laboratory.

Dr. Delaney is the (co)inventor on several patents and patent applications. 

Selected Publications:

  • M. Jensen (Delaney), T. Hasegawa, J. Bollinger, D. Dubin, “Rapid Heating of a Strongly Coupled Plasma near the Solid-Liquid Phase Transition,” Physical Review Letters 2005, 94(2)
  • M. Jensen (Delaney), T. Hasegawa, J. Bollinger, “Temperature and heating rate of ion crystals in Penning traps,” Physical Review A 2004, 70(3)
  • M. Jensen (Delaney), T. Hasegawa, J. Bollinger, “Temperature Measurements of Laser-Cooled Ions in a Penning Trap,” Non-Neutral Plasma Physics V 2003: 193-202
  • M. Jensen (Delaney), H. Pedersen, C. Safvan, K. Seiersen, X. Urbain, L. Andersen, “Dissociative recombination and excitation of H3+,” Physical Review A 2001, 63(5)
  • M. Jensen (Delaney), R. Bilodeau, C. Safvan, K. Seiersen, L. Andersen, H. Pedersen, O. Heber, “Dissociative Recombination of H3O, HD2O, and D3O,” The Astrophysical Journal 2000, 543(2): 764-774
  • M. Jensen (Delaney), U. Pedersen, L. Andersen, “Stability of the Ground State Vinylidene Anion H2CC-,” Physical Review A 2000, 84(6-7)
  • M. Jensen (Delaney), R. Bilodeau, O. Herber, H. Pedersen, C. Safvan, X. Urbain, D. Zajfman, L. Andersen, “Dissociative recombination and excitation of H2O+ and HDO+,” Physical Review A 1999, 60(4)
  • C. Logan, M. Givens, J. Ives, M. Delaney, M. Lochhead, R. Schooley, C. Benson, “Performance evaluation of the Mbio Diagnostics point-of-care CD4 counter,” Journal of Immunological Methods 2013, 387(1-2): 107-113
  • M. Lochhead, K. Todorof, M. Delaney, J. Ives, C. Greef, K. Moll, K. Rowley, K. Vogel, C. Myatt, X-Q. Zhang, C. Logan, C. Benson, S. Reed, R. Schooley, “Rapid Multiplexed Immunoassay for Simultaneous Serodiagnosis of HIV-1 and Coinfections,” Journal of Clinical Microbiology 2011, 49(10): 3584-3590
  • T. Fortier, N. Ashby, J. Bergquist, M. Delaney, S. Diddams, T. Heavner, L. Hollberg, W. Itano, S. Jefferts, K. Kim, F. Levi, L. Lorini, W. Oska, T. Parker, J. Shirley, J. Stalnaker, “Precision Atomic Spectroscopy for Improved Limits on Variation of the Fine Structure Constant and Local Position Invariance,” Physical Review Letters 2007, 98(7)
  • W. Oskay, A. Diddams, E. Donley, T. Fortier, T. Heavner, L. Hollberg, W. Itano, S. Jefferts, M. Delaney, K. Kim, F. Levi, T. Parker, J. Bergquist, “Single-Atom Optical Clock with High Accuracy,” Physical Review Letters 2006, 97(2)
  • H. Bluhme, M. Jensen (Delaney), S. Brondsted Nielsen, U. Pedersen, K. Seiersen, A. Svendsen, L. Andersen, “Electron scattering on stored mononucleotide anions,” Physical Review A 2004, 70(2)
  • C. Safvan, M. Jensen (Delaney), H. Pedersen, L. Andersen, “Dissociative recombination of the CO2+ dication,” Physical Review A 1999, 60(5)
  • H. Pedersen, M. Jensen (Delaney), C. Safvan, X. Urbain, L. Andersen, “Fast beam photofragment apparatus for studies of electronic and nuclear dynamics,” Review of Scientific Instruments 1999, 70(8): 3289
  • L. Andersen, M. Jensen (Delaney), H. Pedersen, L. Vejby-Christensen, N. Djuric, “Electron-impact detachment from B-,” Physical Review A 1998, 58(4)

Patents:

  • M. Delaney, K. Moll, “Planar optical waveguide with core of low-index-of-refraction interrogation medium,” U.S. Pat. No. 8,331,751
  • M. Delaney, K. Moll, “Planar optical waveguide with core of low-index-of-refraction interrogation medium,” U.S. Pat. No. 8,606,066
  • M. Lochhead, J. Ives, K. Todorof, C. Greef, M. Delaney, K. Moll, K. Vogel, K. Rowley, E. Woodruff, J. Dunn, C. Myatt, D. Nieuwlandt, “System and method for detecting multiple molecules in one assay,” U.S. Pat. No. 8,586,347
  • K. Moll, K. Vogel, M. Delaney, M. Lochhead, C. Myatt, “Waveguide with integrated lens,” U.S. Pat. No. 8,300,993
  • M. Lochhead, J. Ives, K. Todorof, C. Greef, M. Delaney, K. Moll, K. Vogel, K. Rowley, E. Woodruff, J. Dunn, C. Myatt, D. Nieuwlandt, “System and method for detecting multiple molecules in one assay,” EP Pat. No. EP2616797
  • K. Moll, M. Delaney, K. Vogel, M. Lochhead, J. Ives, J. Dunn, K. Rowley, “Particle Identification System, Cartridge And Associated Methods,” U.S. Pat. App. No. 2014/0120556
  • K. Moll, M. Delaney, K. Vogel, M. Lochhead, J. Ives, J. Dunn, K. Rowley, “Biological particle identification system, cartridge and associated methods,” WIPO Pat. App. No. WO/2014/070235
  • K. Moll, K. Vogel, M. Delaney, M. Lochhead, C. Myatt, K. Rowley, “System and Method For Detecting Multiple Molecules in One Assay,” U.S. Pat. App. No. 2013/0203627
  • K. Moll, K. Vogel, M. Delaney, M. Lochhead, C. Myatt, “Waveguide with integrated lens,” EP Pat. App. No. EP 2404203 A1
  • M. Givens, J. Ives, M. Lochhead, M. Delaney, K. Moll, K. Rowley, K. Vogel, C. Myatt, “System And Method For Cell Analysis,” U.S. Pat. App. No. 2012/0088230
  • M. Lochhead, J. Ives, K. Todorof, C. Greef, M. Delaney, K. Moll, K. Vogel, K. Rowley, E. Woodruff, J. Dunn, C. Myatt, D. Nieuwlandt, “System and method for detecting multiple molecules in one assay,” WIPO Pat. App. No. WO/2012/037369

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Education

University of Aarhus, Denmark, Ph.D., Physics, 2001