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Faculty Newcomer Launches Astrophotonics Program in Fall 2021

May 7, 2021
A new astrophotonics program launching this fall in CREOL, College of Optics and Photonics, will be led by an equally new faculty member, Stephen Eikenberry, Ph.D. While Eikenberry is a UCF rookie, he brings extensive experience studying the cosmos to the college, including credit for discovering one of the brightest and largest known stars with…

CREOL Professor One of Few Academics Elected as DEPS Fellow

April 9, 2021
Pegasus Professor Martin Richardson, Ph.D., was recently admitted as a fellow of the Directed Energy Professional Society (DEPS), one of only a handful of academics to do so. Richardson, a CREOL professor of optics and founding director of the Townes Laser Institute, was chosen for his “longstanding commitment to directed energy through globally recognized academic…

Laser Innovations, Patents Earns Professor Rank of National Academy of Inventors Fellow

January 7, 2021
The founding director of UCF CREOL Townes Laser Institute, Martin Richardson, Ph.D, was recently named a fellow in the National Academy of Inventors in recognition of his innovative work in the field of optics. An expert in lasers and their accompanying applications, Richardson has patented over 31 inventions in his time as a physicist. “There…

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…

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