An Introduction to the Field of Optics and Photonics
The field of optics and photonics is about creating new scientific discoveries, improving current technologies, and contributing to a better world. And while you might not have studied optics and photonics for your bachelor’s degree, you may be surprised to find your degree has provided you with excellent preparation for graduate programs in Optics and Photonics.
CREOL, The College of Optics and Photonics offers master’s and doctoral degrees designed for undergraduate students who have majored in physics or electrical engineering. And on Friday, Nov. 13 at 2:30ET, you can join our world-leading faculty and their students and alumni to learn about opportunities in this field by attending our annual event: – Photonics in the 21st Century: An Introduction to the Field of Optics and Photonics.
- Optics and Photonics – Enabling technologies for the 21st
- Graduate school opportunities in Optics and Photonics
- Preparing your application
- Learning about graduate funding opportunities and how to apply for graduate school
- Life as a graduate student
- Graduate programs at CREOL and beyond
|Friday, November 13|
|2:30-2:45||Welcome Remarks | Introduction Dr. David Hagan, Interim Dean & Pegasus Professor, CREOL|
|2:45-2:55||Why Photonics? Dr. Peter Delfyett, Pegasus Professor, CREOL & Director of Townes Laser Institute|
|2:55-3:00||Why Graduate School | Fellowships/Research Assistantships Dr. Axel Schulzgen – Professor & Recruiting Chair, UCF-CREOL|
|3:00-3:45||Careers in Optics & Photonics - CREOL Alumni Dr. Jason Eichenholz – Co-Founder and Chief Technology Officer, LuminarDr. Christina Willis – Former Congressional Policy Fellow Dr. Trenton Ensley – Research Physicist, Army Research Laboratory|
|3:45-4:00||Virtual Lab ToursDr. Kathleen Richardson's Optical Ceramics LabDr. Zenghu Chang's Attosecond Optics Lab|
|4:00-4:30||Graduate Student PanelQ&A with current graduate students in Optics and PhotonicsModerated by Jessica Pena - CREOL PhD StudentBen Croop - CREOL PhD StudentNick Cox - CREOL PhD StudentStefan Gausmann - CREOL PhD Student|
|4:30-4:40||Faculty Research SeminarDr. Shin-Tson Wu - Augmented & Virtual Reality, Liquid Crystal Display Lab|
|4:40-5:00||Admission Questions & Closing Remarks Dr. Jim Moharam - Interim Associate Dean, CREOL|
If you have any questions about this event or issues registering, please contact Alma Montelongo at firstname.lastname@example.org. If after the event you have any questions for any of the faculty or students that have presented, their contact information is available on our website in the People tab.