Cody Youngbull, Ph.D., Physicist - Optical Materials, Devices, and Sensors. Research Professor, University of Montana, Division of Biological Sciences, Flathead Lake Biological Station. Dr. Youngbull earned a Ph.D. in Condensed Matter Physics from the University of Washington in 2001 for his work on ultrafast laser manufacturing of polymer photonic sensors. Prior to this, Dr. Youngbull received his degree in Biophysics and was employed at Los Alamos National Laboratory in the Nonproliferation and International Security Division. Dr. Youngbull has been a Research Professor for 8 years, developing free-space optical communications systems and biosensors based on emulsion droplet microfluidics and novel optical materials. Dr. Youngbull currently directs SensorSpace, a cutting-edge facility for environmental sensor design, prototyping, production, and deployment at the Flathead Lake Biological Station.