Optics Trailblazer Credits Influential Mentors For Successful Career

July 15, 2021 by
Richard DeSalvo, Ph.D. ‘93, takes wireless communications further into the future every day, but it’s the people of his past that inspire his every step — beginning with Neil Armstrong. DeSalvo credits the 1969 moon landing and his mother for steering him toward the sciences in general, but it would take years of starts and […]

UCF Researchers Awarded SEED Funding to Investigate Nano and Digital Technologies

July 12, 2021 by
By ZENAIDA GONZALEZ KOTALA Five UCF researchers have been awarded more than $450,000 in SEED funding thanks to a new collaboration between the UCF Office of Research and the international nano and digital technology research and development company imec. Researchers from the College of Engineering and Computer Science, College of Optics and Photonics, College of Sciences, and College of […]

CREOL Lab Proposes Way To Expand Capacity of Non-Mechanical Laser Beam Steerers

July 8, 2021 by
A new device demonstrated by the laboratory of Professor Shin-Tson Wu, Ph.D. offers a novel method for expanding the capabilities and accuracy of non-mechanical laser beam steerers. The method, detailed in a new article in Light Science & Application titled “Miniature planar telescopes for efficient, wide-angle, high-precision beam steering,” addresses the inherent limitations of current […]

Spring 2021 Dean’s List

June 30, 2021 by
The Dean’s List is compiled in recognition of scholastic honors to degree-seeking undergraduate students who earn a minimum 3.4 GPA, complete a minimum of 12 credit hours, earn no grade less than “C” (2.0) and no “I,” “U,” “N,” “NC,” or “WF” grades during a term. We congratulate these students who have achieved this high […]

Fellowship Opens Travel Opportunities For CREOL Students

June 28, 2021 by
Two students from CREOL, the College of Optics and Photonics, will accomplish their dreams while traveling the world through the Imaging and Light in Extended Reality (IMLEX) Fellowship program. Teodor Malendevych ’20 and Ilina Sunkara, a third-year undergraduate student, will pursue their master’s degrees in extended and augmented reality at three international universities in Finland, […]

Ph.D. Student Pursues Spectroscopy Improvements In Tandem With NASA

June 28, 2021 by
A graduate of CREOL’s Photonic Science and Engineering (PSE) program is reaching for the stars while pursuing doctoral research at Princeton University. Nicholas Kosan ’19 will have his research in laser spectroscopy systems supported by NASA through the NASA Space Technology Graduate Research Opportunities. Throughout the process of attaining his Ph.D, Kosan will work with […]

Doctoral Candidate’s Virtual Reality Work Earns International Scholarship

June 15, 2021 by
An international scholarship that recognizes outstanding scholars in optics and photonic research was recently awarded to a graduate student in CREOL, College of Optics and Photonics. Kun Yin, a doctorate candidate studying virtual and augmented reality displays, is the recipient of the 2021 SPIE Optics and Photonics Scholarship. “This scholarship awards students from all over […]

CREOL Degree Launches Alumna Into Successful Academic Career

June 4, 2021 by
CREOL, College of Optics and Photonics, often serves as a launchpad for students to decide the direction they want to take their career and studies. And, often, it’s a distinguished and notable direction. That was certainly the case with Latifah Maasarani, who moved on to Duke University for graduate studies in biomedical engineering after successfully […]

CREOL Degree Offers New Insights to Experienced Electrical Engineer

June 2, 2021 by
A deep knowledge of wave band sensors and a sturdy pair of hiking boots are both important to Roger Rose’s job. A self-described “underachiever” in high school, Rose ’21 MS failed intermediate algebra three times in community college. Realizing he needed a change, Rose made a life-changing decision and moved to Tallahassee Community College. There he […]