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Christopher Ball

  • Research Scientist, Electroscience Lab
  • #372 Caldwell Laboratory, 2024 Neil Ave.
    Columbus, OH 43212
  • 614-292-5752


Dr. Christopher Ball, Research Scientist

Dr. Ball is a Research Scientist at the ElectroScience Laboratory at the Ohio State University. He was previously a Research Leader at Battelle Memorial Institute for 15 years (2000-2015). Dr. Ball’s research focus is on the development of sensor systems operating across the electromagnetic spectrum from RF through UV for a wide variety of applications. Recent sensor research and development work has included a high resolution sub-millimeter wave spectroscopic sensor for detecting air pollutants, a microwave radiometer integrated into a CubeSat for RF interference mitigation studies, optical hyperspectral imaging in agriculture for detection of diseases and nutrient deficiencies in crops, ground penetrating radar and other RF techniques for detecting buried IEDs, photonic generation of millimeter waves for high data rate communications, and laboratory spectroscopic signature development for the detection of explosives, chemical weapons, and other threat materials.