Alumnus Details Path to Successful Career in Optics

January 20, 2021 by
Sarun Sumriddetchkajorn ’00, Ph.D., has built an impressive career in optics and photonics following his doctorate graduation in 2000. In an interview with CREOL, the College of Optics and Photonics, Sumriddetchkajorn shares his career path and advice for current students. (Answers edited for clarity and length.)  CREOL: What started your path toward optics and photonics? […]

UCF Researchers Receive Department of Defense Grants

January 14, 2021 by
By GENE KRUCKEMYER Three UCF researchers working on different projects have been awarded a total of about $1.3 million from the Department of Defense. The grants were part of the DOD awarding of $50 million to 85 institutions across the nation in the Fiscal Year 2021 Defense University Research Instrumentation Program. The recipients and their […]

CREOL Faculty Counted Among Top 2% of Global Optics Experts

January 11, 2021 by
The depth of UCF’s research expertise is on full display in a recent compilation of the world’s top scholars — including 20 from CREOL, the College of Optics and Photonics. The list in the journal PLOS Biology used a composite indicator, based on six citation metrics, to rank the top 2% scientists from a variety […]

CREOL Graduate Chosen for Humboldt Research Fellowship

December 15, 2020 by
Ramy El-Ganainy, Ph.D., is a recipient of the prestigious Humboldt Research Fellowship for Experienced Researchers. The fellowship spans 18 months, divided over three years. He will be hosted by Professor Kurt Busch at Berlin’s Humboldt University. The fellowship allows El-Ganainy to closely collaborate with the theoretical and experimental photonics groups in the host institute, and […]

Leadership and Innovation of Pegasus Professor Earns Her Lifetime Service Award

December 8, 2020 by
  The Arthur F. Greaves- Walker Lifetime Service Award is given to those that show exemplary leadership and innovation in their field. Pegasus Professor of Optics and Photonics and optical material scientist Kathleen Richardson, Ph.D, of UCF CREOL has recently been named the recipient of this award, celebrating her sustained commitment to the field of […]

CREOL Alumnus Advances Solar Energy Tech With New DOE Award

November 30, 2020 by
By LAURA COLE UCF was selected to receive four awards from the U.S. Department of Energy’s Solar Energy Technologies Office, the most of any university this year. The awards total $9.64 million — $7 million from the DOE and $2.64 million in matches from UCF. Among the winners is 2015 CREOL doctorate graduate Kris Davis. […]

Laser Speed Research Enters Application Phase

November 17, 2020 by
The speed of pulses of light are not as fixed you might think — and that’s good news for your weekend movie streaming. New research published last week in Nature Communications builds on a previous proof of concept that showed it was possible to speed up, slow down and even direct a pulse of light […]

Alumnus Finds Success At National Laboratory

November 17, 2020 by
Sergey Polyakov ’03 Ph.D., thrives on the unpredictability of his work. “I love to wake up knowing I’ll learn something new in the lab every day. I never know what it is that I am going to learn, and that unpredictability ignites inspiration within me,” said Polyakov, a staff physicist at the National Institute of […]

Confidence Gained at UCF Propelled Career Forward, Grad Says

November 17, 2020 by
UCF College of Optics and Photonics alumni Arthur Dogariu, Ph.D., ’97, an optical research scientist at Princeton University, has been inducted as a Fellow of the Optical Society of America for his contributions to the field of optics. “I am an experimentalist and my passion stems from working on the frontiers of optical science in […]