Wu Chosen as Academician by Academia Sinica of Taiwan

July 20, 2022 by
The clear and sharp resolution of LCD screens is ubiquitous today, but their debut came in part through the hard work of Trustee Chair Professor Shin-Tson Wu, Ph.D. Those contributions to the field of display science and technology were recognized recently by the Academia Sinica (National Academy of Taiwan), which elected Wu as an Academician […]

Path to Photonics, Career Goals Shared by Junior in LIA Today Spotlight

July 15, 2022 by
Daniel Enix is a junior studying Photonic Science and Engineering at UCF. His path to UCF and future career plans were recently featured for the student spotlight in the March/April 2022 issue of LIA Today. You can read the original article here. (Reprinted with permission.) When you were you first introduced to photonics/electro-optics? “I was […]

UCF Student Selected for International Optica Women Scholars Award

July 15, 2022 by
Isabella Pardo has been recognized as one of the first 20 Optica Women Scholars in the world. The award supports women majoring in optics, physics, chemistry, math, or engineering who are pursuing careers in optics and photonics. Launched this past January, the program received more than 160 applications from 36 countries from both undergraduate and […]

Remembering CREOL alumnus Gabriel Popescu

June 21, 2022 by
It is with great sadness that we report the loss of CREOL alumnus Gabriel “Gabi” Popescu ‘02, who suffered a fatal collision while riding his motorcycle near his home in Romania on June 16. Gabi, who received his PhD in 2002 under the supervision of Aristide Dogariu, was on the faculty at the University of […]

CREOL’s Founding Director, MJ Soileau, Retires from UCF

June 20, 2022 by
After devoting over 35 years of his career to UCF, MJ Soileau retired on Friday, June 17, 2022.  MJ came to UCF as the Founding Director of CREOL in January 1987 and spent over a decade building CREOL from a foundling research center into one of the major educational institutions for optics in the world. […]

UCF Researchers Develop Technology for AI that Mimics the Human Eye

June 20, 2022 by
University of Central Florida researchers have developed a device for artificial intelligence that mimics the retina of the eye. The development could lead to advanced AI that can instantly recognize what it sees, like automatic descriptions of pictures taken by a camera or phone. The technology also has applications in self-driving vehicles and robotics. The […]

Barron Mills Joins CREOL as Director of Industrial Affiliates

June 14, 2022 by
Switching gears in his career was a welcome change for Barron Mills, one of the newest staff members at CREOL, the College of Optics and Photonics. Stepping into a new role as the director of industrial affiliates is an opportunity for Mills to apply over 20 years of military experience in a new way. “I […]

Researchers Design New Emulator that Reveals the Intricacies of Light Behavior in Complex Evolving Systems

June 10, 2022 by
University of Central Florida researchers are part of a team who have revealed, for the first time, the intricacies of how light behaves in advanced dynamical optical systems with configurations known as non-Hermitian arrangements. In non-Hermitian systems, allowed energy values create self-intersecting surfaces with a unique topology and branch points, which are known as exceptional […]

UCF Awards 137 Faculty With Promotion and Tenure

June 2, 2022 by
By Allison Hurtado ’12 and Joe Adams Eighty-nine UCF faculty received promotions and another 48 earned tenure for the 2021-22 cycle following a rigorous evaluation process. Consideration for promotion and tenure takes nearly an entire academic year as faculty are evaluated on three main areas: research, teaching and service. UCF’s many types of faculty include librarians, […]

Five UCF Scholars to be Inducted into Academy of Science, Engineering and Medicine of Florida

May 20, 2022 by
Five University of Central Florida scholars are among 15 honorees selected for induction to the Academy of Science, Engineering and Medicine of Florida (ASEMFL), a group that brings together the nation’s most distinguished scholars who live and work in Florida. With the induction of Grace Bochenek ’98 PhD, UCF President Alexander N. Cartwright, Demetrios Christodoulides, […]

UCF Researchers Create Photonic Materials for Powerful, Efficient Light-based Computing

May 18, 2022 by
University of Central Florida researchers are developing new photonic materials that could one day help enable low power, ultra-fast, light-based computing. The unique materials, known as topological insulators, are like wires that have been turned inside out, where the current runs along the outside and the interior is insulated. Topological insulators are important because they […]

CREOL Community Supporters Share Research, Advancements at 2022 Affiliates Day

May 16, 2022 by
A preview of the future in optics was shared over two days in April at the CREOL Industrial Affiliates Symposium. The symposium attracted top talent from around the globe and at UCF to explore and discuss topics including augmented and virtual reality; liquid crystal optical elements; and highlights of the latest glass research. It was […]