LCD Work Earns Pegasus Professor SPIE Award

January 12, 2022 by
Pegasus Professor Shin-Tson Wu, Ph.D., was selected this week as the winner of The International Society for Optics and Photonics (SPIE)’s 2022 Maria Goeppert-Mayer Award in Photonics. The award, named for the Nobel laureate who proposed the nuclear shell model of the atomic nucleus, recognizes “outstanding contributions to the field of photonics and the development […]

Cancer Imaging Research Gains Alumnus SPIE Award

January 12, 2022 by
A CREOL’s alumnus’ groundbreaking work in the field of quantitative phase imaging recently earned him the Dennis Gabor Award in Diffractive Optics from the International Society for Optics and Photonics (SPIE). SPIE cited multiple achievements by Gabriel Popescu, Ph.D., ’02, as the basis for the win, including Popescu’s advancements in the technology that study live […]

Optics Unlocks Opportunities To Improve Eyesight of People With Cataracts

December 2, 2021 by
A passion for helping others and the technical expertise to make it happen recently earned a global prize for CREOL graduate Ceyhun Akcay, Ph.D., ’05. As senior director of research and development at medical technology company Alcon, Akcay builds lenses to correct cataracts, the leading cause of preventable blindness. The implantable lens developed by Akcay […]

Classroom Legacy Greatest Source of Pride For CREOL Alumnus

November 17, 2021 by
Brian Monacelli, Ph.D., ’05, may have recently helped send a laser-based Raman and fluorescence spectrometer to Mars on the Perseverance rover, but the achievement he’s most proud of might surprise you. Monacelli’s passion is rooted in teaching and supporting technicians to ensure their success in the workplace. His interest in education began as a youth, […]

Plans For Defense Career Lead Ph.D. Candidate to CREOL

November 16, 2021 by
A childhood growing up in the shadow of the Pentagon led Jennifer Hewitt, a Ph.D. candidate at CREOL, the College of Optics and Photonics, to pursue a path that will lead her back to her roots. The Maryland native has strong family ties to her motivation for working for the U.S. Department of Defense. “A […]

Paper Evaluates Emerging Technologies For Advancing AR/VR

November 5, 2021 by
Proposals from CREOL Professor Shin-Tson Wu, Ph.D., to slim down and evolve augmented and virtual reality displays are the subject of a new feature in Light: Science and Applications. The article details how to take advantage of the recent development of miniaturized optical devices. These advancements offer unique opportunities in the ongoing challenge of evolving […]

Ph.D. Students Earn International, Local Recognition For LCD Research

November 2, 2021 by
  The work of two graduate students in CREOL, the College of Optics and Photonics, recently earned them recognitions from industry leading organizations. The International Liquid Crystal Society presented Kun (Kelly) Yin and Jianghao (Jasper) Xiong (Jasper) Xiong with the Diamond and Platinum awards, respectively.  Another CREOL student, Tao Zhan, received the Platinum award in […]

CREOL Research Gains Recognition in Latest Issue of ‘Pegasus’

November 2, 2021 by
Innovative research underway in CREOL, the College of Optics and Photonics, received several spotlights in the latest issue of UCF’s main publication, Pegasus. A super-resolution microscope funded by $3.3 million in grants is one of them. Assistant Professor Kyu Young Han, Ph.D., is building the microscope to study the movement and network of proteins that […]

UCF’s Expertise Gets Invite to Ivy League Network of Large Laser Energy Facilities

October 18, 2021 by
BY ZENAIDA GONZALEZ KOTALA UCF is joining LaserNetUS, a consortium of the nation’s best large laser facilities started by the Department of Energy as a part of a broader strategy to boost the nation’s standing in intense laser science. The invitation-only 11 member- network boasts big players in the laser research world, including Lawrence Berkeley […]

UCF’s Brightest Shine During Luminary Awards

October 7, 2021 by
By ZENAIDA GONZALEZ KOTALA & ALLISON HURTADO Pegasus Professors Peter Delfyett, Ph.D.., and Kathleen Richardson, Ph.D., were among the 15 faculty recognized Wednesday night at the annual Luminary Awards Night. UCF leadership lauded faculty members for being leaders in their fields and conducting work that has had a significant impact on the world. COVID-19 disrupted […]

Delfyett to be Inducted into the National Academy of Engineering

September 30, 2021 by
When Peter Delfyett first fell in love with science during elementary school, he imagined he would grow up to be a paleontologist. Instead, the Pegasus Professor of optics and photonics has spent his career developing futuristic technology. From lasers that are used to cut Gorilla Glass for Samsung phones to fiber-optic cable technology that allows […]