Dr. Katherine Seery

Katherine Seery
Job Title
Research Scientist

Areas of Expertise

  • Terahertz Imaging and Time-Domain Spectroscopy
  • Continuous Wave Terahertz Detection
  • Detector technology development and characterization
  • Imaging Science
  • Astrophysical Instrumentation

Background and Current Work

Dr. Katherine Seery is a research scientist at Riverside Research focused on investigating Terahertz (THz) time-domain spectroscopy (TDS) and THz imaging analysis techniques. She has developed unique THz TDS signal processing algorithms for a variety of applications including nondestructive inspection. She is currently guiding the effort to advance THz analysis techniques and capabilities further. Dr. Seery also has experience in developing continuous wave (CW) THz detectors utilizing Si-CMOS technology for low-cost and uncooled THz imaging and sensing applications.

Education, Awards, and Recognition

She received her PhD in Astrophysical Sciences and Technology from the Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT), an MS in Imaging Science from RIT, and a BA in physics and mathematics with a minor in astronomy from Alfred University. Her dissertation focused on the development and characterization of Si-MOSFET THz detectors for astrophysical applications. She received the Natasha Goldowski Renner Prize in Physics at Alfred University.


Seery, Katherine E. “Characterization of Si-MOSFETs for Terahertz Detection: Development for a Potential Future Astrophysical Sensor Technology” (2021). Thesis Rochester Institute of Technology. Accessed from https://scholarworks.rit.edu/theses/10811

Katherine E. Seery, Zoran Ninkov, Jack Horowitz, Daniel Newman, Kenneth Fourspring, Andrew Sacco, Paul Lee, Craig McMurtry, Judith Pipher, Zeljko Ignjatovic, and Moeen Hassanalieragh. “Characterization of Si-MOSFET CMOS devices for detection at 170 to 250 GHz”, Proc. SPIE 10531, Terahertz, RF, Millimeter, and Submillimeter-Wave Technology and Applications XI, 105311R (23 February 2018); https://doi.org/10.1117/12.2288454

Andrew P. Sacco, J. Daniel Newman, Paul P. K. Lee, Kenneth D. Fourspring, John H. Osborn, Robert D. Fiete, Mark V. Bocko, Zeljko Ignjatovic, Judith L. Pipher, Craig W. McMurtry, Xi-Cheng Zhang, Jagannath Dayalu, Katherine Seery, Chao X. Zhang, Sahil Bhandari, and Zoran Ninkov "Transmission imaging measurements at 188 GHz with 0.35μm CMOS technology", Proc. SPIE 9483, Terahertz Physics, Devices, and Systems IX: Advanced Applications in Industry and Defense, 94830U (13 May 2015); https://doi.org/10.1117/12.2178512