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University of Wyoming - Department of Physics and Astronomy Johnson, Paul E.


Curriculum Vitae

  • 1973 B.S. (Physics), Davidson College (Davidson, N. C.)
  • 1977 M.S. (Astronomy), Univ. of Washington (Seattle)
  • 1979 Ph.D. (Astronomy), Univ. of Washington (Seattle)


  • 1999-2002 Director, Wyoming Infrared Observatory
  • 1994 Assoc. Directeur de Recherché, C.N.R.S., Observatoire Midi-Pyrénées, Toulouse, France
  • 1994 Professeur Invitée, Université Paul Sabatier, Toulouse, France
  • 1993-present Professor, Department of Physics and Astronomy, University of Wyoming
  • 1986-1993 Associate Professor, Dept. of Physics and Astronomy, University of Wyoming
  • 1981-1986 Assistant Professor, Dept. of Physics and Astronomy, University of Wyoming
  • 1980-1981 Senior Research Fellow, United Kingdom Infrared Telescope Project, Royal Observatory, Edinburgh
  • 1979-1980 NASA - National Res. Council Resident Research Assoc., Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Pasadena


Detection of Individual Selected Bacteria with a CCD Flow Cytometer.


  • Management of the design and fabrication of CCD cameras using 7 different visible CCDs (T.I., Kodak, and Loral) and 1 infrared CCD (Rockwell)
  • Design and fabrication of 2 optical and 2 infrared polarimeters
  • Design and fabrication of a large-beam mid-infrared photometer
  • Design and fabrication of 2 high-throughput visible CCD spectrophotometers


P-I on over $3.2 million in federal funding from NASA, NSF, USAF, and US Dept. of Education since 1981


Two pending patents in the field of Flow Cytometry.


SIX SELECTED Publications by the Principal Investigator (FROM a total of 70):

  1. Johnson, P. & Buttry, D.A., 1997, Flow Cytometric Detection of Biological Warfare Agents with a CCD Imager, Scientific Conference on Chemical and Biological Defense Research, Aberdeen Proving Ground, Maryland.
  2. Barnaby, D., Johnson, P.E, and Spillar, E.J., 1995, Performance of the Wyoming Infrared Observatory Prime-Focus, Near-Infrared Camera, American Astronomical Society.
  3. Johnson, P., Watne, B., Shipman, R., and Cleavlin, C., 1994, Mid-Infrared Spectropolarimetry as a Remote Sensing Tool, J. Geophys. Res. Planets 99, E10, 21, 121-21, 127.
  4. Gillam, S., Johnson, P. E., and Smith, M. O., 1992, Design of a Simple Cassegrain CCD Camera for the Wyoming Infrared Observatory, P.A.S.P. 104, 278-284.
  5. Spillar, E. J., Johnson, P.E., and Wenz, M., 1990, The Wyoming Prime-Focus Near-Infrared Camera, Proceedings of SPIE, Instrumentation in Astronomy VII, 63-68.
  6. Johnson, P. E., Rieke, G., Lebofsky, M. J., and Kemp, J. C, 1983, 10-micron Polarimetry of Ceres, Icarus 56, 381-392.