Here are all the galleries listed with the latest ones on top of the page. Clicking the image will open the gallery window.  
Madrid, Spain
      The documented history of Madrid dates back to the 9th century, although the area has been inhabited since prehistoric times. Madrid has been the country's capital continuously since 1606. It is the as the leading economic, cultural, industrial, educational, and technological center of the Iberian peninsula.  
Chicago, IL
      Some impressions of downtown Chicago.
Night and day shots of downtown Chicago from under the city and 1,353 feet above. Scenic view from the observation deck of Willis (formerly Sears) Tower. Some views from around the harbor of Lake Michigan.
USS Midway - San Diego, CA
      Named for the Battle of Midway, USS MIDWAY was the lead ship of her class, three of which were completed. Serving for 47 years, more than 200,000 American veterans served aboard her. During that time, the USS MIDWAY saw service off Vietnam, in the Persian Gulf and in a number of other conflicts and crises. She returned to North Island Naval Air Station in San Diego for decommissioning in April of 1992.  
Roanoke, VA
      The IVNC 2013 conference was held in Roanoke and I had some time to check out the place in western Virginia. It's well known for the Norfolk Southern railroad and obviously peaches. And what happened to all the peanuts?  
Cloudy Skies
      On a flight between Phoenix and Charlotte there was a nice variety of cloud formations during the dawn hours with the last two on the back flight during sunset.  
Fort Miley
      An abandoned military installation at Lands End. Early afternoon with fog rolling in from the sea.  
San Francisco Coast
      Pictures from along the coast starting at Lands End down to Sutro Heights Park and Sutro Baths. And from the cliffs down the wide sandy beach along Golden Gate Park.  
Tempe around Sunset
      A couple pictures taken downtown Tempe around sunset. I was mainly playing around with my prime lens.  
Merry Christmas
      A nice winter day with temperatures approaching the 70's for some seasonal pictures of and around the Xmas tree on Mill Ave.   
Chilly Boston
      A few random shots from chilly Boston during the MRS Fall 2012 Meeting. A few night shots with my prime lens (50mm) and some day shots with the Pentax kit lens. Also, a couple early morning shots with my tele lens (300mm).  
Phoenix after Sunset
        Some pictures from the Phoenix Skyline, Bokeh, Sky Harbor Airport and surroundings and a Rebel Starfighter LOL. (Large version - XLarge version)  
Old San Juan, Puerto Rico
      In 1508, Juan Ponce de León founded the original settlement which in 1509 was moved and at that time called "Puerto Rico" (meaning "rich port" or "good port"). In 1521, the name "San Juan" was added, and the newer settlement was given its formal name of "San Juan Bautista de Puerto Rico". When walking from the hotel to Old San Juan I made some pictures along the way...  
      El Yunque National Forest, Puerto Rico  
        After the NDNC 2012 conference I took a tour to El Yunque National Forest, the only tropical rain forest in the U.S. National Forest system. The forest has an average temperature of 73° F, and seasonal changes are almost imperceptible. It is the ideal climate for exuberant tropical vegetation. The rain forest is noted for its biodiversity; it is “home” to thousands of native plants including 150 fern species, 240 tree species (88 of these are endemic or rare and 23 are exclusively found in this forest). The El Yunque National Forest has no large wildlife species, but hundreds of smaller animals abound here, many of which exist nowhere else on the planet. (Large version - XLarge version)  
      Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, MA  
      After all the science at the MRS Fall meeting it was a nice change of pace to have a look at some art. The Museum of Fine Arts is just about one mile from Copley Place, perfect for a little walk.  
      Steam Locomotive, Tempe, AZ  
        Arizona will celebrate its statehood 2012 and as kick-off Union Pacific is using its historic steam locomotive. It's travelling through the Southeast including New Mexico, Nevada, Utah and California with several stops along the way.  
      San Francisco again  
      The MRS Spring 2011 meeting was held in San Francisco again and this time I managed to walk across the Golden Gate Bridge and also check out Japantown and the Palace of the Fine Arts. At the meeting I gave one talk in Symposium E: Energy Harvesting-From Fundamentals to DevicesAbstract and another one in Symposium QQ: Carbon Functional InterfacesAbstract. Both presentations were well received with several questions from the audience.  
      Burnside Skatepark  
      The Burnside Skatepark in Portland, OR, one of the top Skateparks in the world, has a cool history. It was built clandestinely by the kids to have a place to skate under the Burnside Bridge. They all chipped in creating a park built by the community. Later on the park was sanctioned by the city. The park and some of the skaters you can see here were also featured in the movie 'Paranoid Park' by Gus Van Sant.  
      Portland 2010  
        A Biennial of Contemporary Art. Presented by Disjecta and curated by Cris Moss. March-May Citywide. By some lucky coincidences I came across this opening exhibition which actually was a lot of fun. Check out some rad artwork and a video of a cool elevator ride.  
      San Francisco, CA  
      I was attending the MRS Spring Meeting in San Francisco in order to give a talk about 'Electron Emission Enhancement from Phosphorus Doped Diamond Films by Surface Ionization for
Thermionic Energy Conversion Application.' Abstract
You can check out the abstract and some random shots taken with my LOMO cam.
      Portlands draw bridges  
      The APS (American Physical Society) March Meeting was held in Portland, OR where I could give a talk on 'High current density diamond based electron emitters for vacuum thermionic energy conversion.' Abstract I also had some time to walk through the city with its impressive bridges. In this gallery I have focused on a few bridges spanning the Willamette river.  
      Tempe Municipal Building  
      It was such a fine day so I went down to the Tempe Municipal building to take some pictures of this upside down pyramid which can provide some nice shade in the hot Arizona summer. The building was designed by architects Michael & Kemper Goodwin, the latter born in Tempe, Arizona on April 28, 1906. Construction, started in 1969, was completed in 1971, at a cost of $52,500,000.  
      Tempe at dusk  
        So I took a hike on A-mountain shortly after sunset to get some nightly views of the surroundings. Most of the pictures are from downtown Tempe, AZ with views toward downtown Phoenix and of the one million LED lighted Metro light rail bridge.  
      Attempting to use a Lomo camera  
      Having acquired a Lomo camera I played around with it during my trip to LA. It turned out that it's
really best to get close to the object or just shoot from the hip. Well, here are the results...
      Rodin Exhibition, LACMA, Los Angeles, CA  
      At the Los Angeles County Museum of Art there was an outdoor exhibition with some sculptures by Rodin. The whole setting was very nice so check it out.  
      Miracle Mile, Los Angeles, CA  
      From Santa Monica towards Los Angeles I stopped along Miracle Mile, museums and a tar pit from the Ice Age.  
      Santa Monica, CA  
        I had to go to Los Angeles which is only a short trip from Phoenix. With some time left I went down to Santa Monica. Californian beach, don't miss it...  
      Tempe, AZ  
        I took a hike up the A mountain and made some shots of the surroundings. The planes flying in to Phoenix harbor airport came in real low so I got some nice shots, too.
Also, used Photoshop to try and make some miniature views. So, check it out...
      San Francisco, CA - Part 1  
      Spending all year in Tempe makes you understand Mark Twain's remark (supposedly): 'The coldest winter I ever spent was a summer in San Francisco.' Well, it sure was chilly there, but it seemed ok for pirates!  
      San Francisco, CA - Part 2  
      The MRS Spring meeting 2009 had a session about 'Materials and Devices for Thermal-to-Electric Energy Conversion' where I could give a talk entitled 'Vacuum Thermionic Energy Conversion Based on Nanostructured Doped Diamond Thin Films.' Abstract  
      Boston, MA  
      During the MRS Fall 2008 meeting I gave a talk 'Sub 500 °C Vacuum Thermionic Energy Conversion based on Doped Diamond Thin Film Structures.'Abstract in the 'Mobile Energy' session. This year it was cold and rainy most of the time but I still managed to shoot some pictures, so check out the gallery by clicking the image.  
      Brushfire Skies, Tempe, AZ  
      Brushfire Skies At the end of July 2008 a bad wildfire (Ethan Fire) sparked by lightning late Wednesday southwest of Phoenix consuming about 1,400 acres. Here are some eerie sky shots.  
      Tempe Center of the Arts, Tempe, AZ  
      Around Christmas 2007 I walked down to the Tempe Beach Park where the Tempe Center of the Arts (TCA) is located and shot a few pictures. Come on in and check out the nice modern architecture, desert plants and the surroundings.  
      Boston, MA  
      Boston, MA So I finally got a chance before the MRS Fall 2007 meeting to shoot some pictures around the Charles River in Boston. I gave a talk in Symposium P: Diamond Electronics--Fundamentals to Applications II about Novel Approaches to Moderate Temperature Thermionic Emitters Based on Nitrogen - Doped Diamond Thin Film Stacks. My second talk was in Symposium U: Thermoelectric Power Generation.  
      Vail, CO  
      Vail, CO Vail, CO was the location for the 2007 Direct Thermal-to-Electrical Energy Conversion (DTEC) Workshop. Topics included Solid-State and Vacuum Thermionic Energy Conversion approaches.  
      Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ  
      Arizona State University in Tempe, AZ is right next to Phoenix, metropolis of the desert. A few pictures from the ASU Tempe campus, and some views from the top of the 'A' mountain (Hayden Butte).  
      Honolulu, HI  
      Hawaii, the island paradise. A kayak trip to some off shore island, a hidden waterfall, tropic vegetation along awesome beaches and yummy Hawaiian food. Be sure to check it out.  
      Santa Barbara, CA  
      Santa Barbara is about 100 miles north-west of Los Angeles. I got a chance to shoot a couple pictures from downtown Santa Barbara and then walked down to the beach.  
      Santa Cruz, CA  
      Santa Cruz is about 75 miles south of San Francisco also on the coast. I only took a few pictures of some waves, redwoods, couple animals and pirates.  
      Albuquerque, NM  
      Albuquerque was the host town of the 2006 Space Technology and Applications International Forum covering aspects of space exploration. You can take a look at abstracts from the presentations and discover Mexican influences to the architecture.  
      NC State  
      Some impressions from NC State Centennial campus and our previous lab in Partners III.  
      A very scenic journey through Austria, her historic cities and landscape.