has over 15 years of experience designing and managing complex, high performance optical systems and product engineering programs for applications in medical instruments, projection systems, space & atmospheric sciences, communications, remote sensing, laser metrology, environmental measurements, and pollution monitoring from conceptual, optical, and opto-mechanical design and modeling, tolerance analysis, error budgeting, leading to prototype, and manufacturing. She has been employed by Qioptiq Polymer, Inc. as the Director of Engineering; Advanced Medial Optics; Metrolaser, Inc.; Corning, Inc.; Sensors for Rolling Mills, George KELK Corporation; Raytheon, Elcan Optical Technologies; Center for Research Earth and Space Science, York University.
Valentina is the Lead Instructor at the University of California Irvine, Extension; teaching the Optical Engineering and Instrument Design Certificate Program. She taught similar program at CACT and ATEP in the past. Valentina taught the SPIE full day class “Integration of Optical and Mechanical Design (SC983)” and is a regular contributor of technical articles to optics and photonics periodicals
She has been nominated for her specific achievements in optical instrument design, engineering and education as an SPIE Senior member in 2010.
Valentina obtained her M.Sc. in Earth and Space/Atmospheric Science from York University in Toronto, Canada and also holds a M.Sc. and BA in Electrical Engineering majoring in Electro-Optical Photonics Instrumentation Design from St. Petersburg Electro Technical University, Russia. She is the current President of the Optical Society of Southern California (OSSC).
Valentina is working on her book “Optical Engineering: Systems Design”, to be published in 2011, by John Wiley & Sons, Inc.
An Innovative Raster-Mirror Optical Detection System for CCD Camera Bistatic. 10-2007
• Multi-beam heterodyne laser Doppler vibrometer United States Patent 7477398
• 20090247997 Ophthalmic laser apparatus, system, and method with high resolution imaging 10-01-2009
• Doushkina, V., “Innovative Hybrid Optics: combine the thermal stability of glass with low manufacturing cost of polymers”, Provision patent filed on July 31, 2010.
Douchkina, V.V., Wiens, R.H., Peterson, R., Thomas, P.J., and Shepherd, G.G., “Spectral Imaging of Oxygen Infrared Atmospheric Airglow with an InGaAs Array Detector”, Applied Optics, Vol. 35. No. 31, 1-5, (1996).
Douchkina, V.V., Wiens, R.H., Peterson, R., Thomas, P.J., and Shepherd, G.G., “Linear InGaAs Array Detector for Aeronomy Application”, presented at ISTS (Institute for Space and Terrestrial Science) Annual Meeting (1993).
Doushkina, V.V., Khiznyak, A.I., Markov, V., Barnes, J.E., “An Inovative Raster-Mirror Optical Detection System for CCD Camera Bistatic Lidar”, Climate Monitoring & Diagnostic Laboratory Annual Meeting, P-10, April 20-21, (2005).
Doushkina, V.V., Khiznyak, A.I., Markov, V., Barnes, J.E., “An Innovative Raster- Mirror Optical Detection System for CCD Camera Bistatic Lidar”, SPIE Meeting, July 31, 2005.
Lal, A., Aranchuk, S., Doushkina, V., et al., “Advanced LDV instruments for buried landmine detection,” Proceedings of SPIE Vol. 6217, 621715 (2006).
Doushkina, V.V., Silberman, D. M., “Teaching lens, optical systems, and opto-mechanical systems design at the Irvine Center for Applied Competitive Technologies (CACT),” Proceedings of SPIE Vol. 6668, 66680E (2007).
Doushkina, V., “Lens design workbook for NSF” Center for Applied Competitive Technologies (CACT)”, 2008.
Doushkina, V., “Optical and mechanical design advantages using polymer optics,” Proceedings of SPIE Vol. 7424, 74240Q (2009).
Doushkina, V., “Advantages of Polymer and Hybrid Glass-Polymer Optics,” Photonics Spectra April 2010.
Doushkina, V., “Innovative Hybrid Optics: combine the thermal stability of glass with low manufacturing cost of polymers,” Proceedings of SPIE August 2010.
Doushkina, V., “Optical Engineering Systems Design”, 2011, working on 300 pages book, print by John Wiley & Sons, Inc.
Doushkina, V., “Polymer Optics for Thermaly Stable Image,” Bio Photonics January 2011
Doushkina, V., “Hybrid Glass-Polymer Optics for IR Applications,” Photonics Spectra April 2011