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Leadership and Innovation of Pegasus Professor Earns Her Lifetime Service Award

December 8, 2020
  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 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
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
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
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…

UCF Wins TechConnect Defense Innovation Award

November 12, 2020
University highlights various technologies at national conference this month with one of the innovations already picking up national recognition. BY ZENAIDA GONZALEZ KOTALA | NOVEMBER 9, 2020

Stephen Kuebler Inducted into UCF Scroll and Quill Society

October 29, 2020
This years’ inductees are experts in methodology, animation, music history, business ethics and other fields. BY ALLISON HURTADO ’12 | OCTOBER 29, 2020 Each fall, the University of Central recognizes faculty who have made a national and international impact through their research, teaching and service, by inducting new members into the Scroll and Quill Society. “This society…

CREOL Celebrates Three Alumni in One Year Named Fellows of The Optical Society

October 20, 2020
  Three alumni of the College of Optics and Photonics were recently admitted as fellows of The Optical Society (OSA). Interim Dean David Hagan, Ph.D., notes that one OSA fellow in a year is not unusual considering the quality of graduates emerging from the college, but three in one year is extraordinary. Prior to this…