Allen Drake

Associate Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering

Ph.D. Tufts University 1978

Research Areas

Fiber optics, instrumentation, biomedical engineering, electro-optics, physiological acoustics.

Research Emphasis

My main research is in biomedical instrumentation, often incorporating fiber optics and laser interferometry.

Courses Taught

Dr. Drake has taught courses in circuits, electronics, signals and systems, acoustics, instrumentation, fiber optics, opto-electronics, and optical engineering.


Hughes, M.A., and Drake, A.D., "A fiber optic chemical sensor," in Proceedings of the IEEE 21st Annual Northeast Bioengineering Conference, Bar Harbor, ME, May, 1995.

Hughes, M.A., and Drake, A.D., "A fiber optic turbidimeter/nephelometer," in the Proceedings of the Eighteenth Annual Northeast Bioengineering Conference, W.J. Ohley, ed., March 12-13, 1992, University of Rhode Island, IEEE publisher, New York, 1992, pp. 95-96.

Wilson, J.P., III, and Drake, A.D., "A two fiber interferometric approach to measuring the ocular pulse," in Proceedings of the Sixteenth Annual Northeast Bioengineering Conference, R.P. Gaumond, ed., March 26-27, 1990, Pennsylvania State University; IEEE publishers, New York, 1990; pp. 109-110.

Durning, E.P., Campagna, D.P., and Drake, A.D., "Measurement of the ocular pulse using laser interferometry," in the Proceedings of the Fifteenth Annual Northeast Bioengineering Conference, S. Buus, ed., March 27-28, 1989, Northeastern University; IEEE, publisher, New York, 1989, pp. 157-158.

Drake, A.D., and Leiner, D.C., "A fiber fizeau interferometer for measuring minute biological displacements," IEEE Trans. Biomedical Engineering, vol. BME-31, no. 7, July 1984, pp. 507-511.

Drake, A.D., and Leiner, D.C., "Fiber-optic interferometer for remote sub-angstrom vibration measurements, Rev. Scientific Instruments, vol. 55, no. 2, February 1984, pp. 162-165.


University of New Hampshire
Electrical and Computer Engineering
Kingsbury Hall
33 College Road
Durham, NH 03824

Research Areas: 
Ocean Acoustics
Ocean Engineering