CREOL Degree Launches Alumna Into Successful Academic Career

June 4, 2021 by
CREOL, College of Optics and Photonics, often serves as a launchpad for students to decide the direction they want to take their career and studies. And, often, it’s a distinguished and notable direction. That was certainly the case with Latifah Maasarani, who moved on to Duke University for graduate studies in biomedical engineering after successfully […]

Optics Professor Breaks Down Vaccine Mystery With Ingredient Explanation

May 21, 2021 by
Mistrust of the COVID-19 vaccine is rooted partly in its rapid introduction, the seemingly new technologies involved and the long list of ingredients with mysterious names like “N-ditetradecylacetamide.” But the purpose behind “monobasic potassium phosphate” in the vaccine can be understood with chemistry principles UCF students learn all the time, according to Professor of Chemistry […]

Alumnus Innovation Improves Cataract Surgery

March 2, 2021 by
Thousands of people are seeing more clearly thanks in part to the vision of Vadim Smirnov,’02 MS, whose research group played an integral role in the development of lasers that revolutionized cataract surgery. Local optical component manufacturer OptiGrate Corp was approached by a medical laser company more than 10 years ago with a request to […]

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? […]

A paper by Danielle Reyes, Matthieu Baudelet, Martin Richardson and Shermineh Rostami Fairchild featured in Journal of Applied Physics

August 9, 2018 by
A paper by Danielle Reyes, Matthieu Baudelet, Martin Richardson and Shermineh Rostami Fairchild was featured in Journal of Applied Physics. Entitled “Transition from linear- to nonlinear-focusing regime of laser filament plasma dynamics“, it was selected to make the cover of the journal. As explained in the journal’s Scilight (Science highlight), their interferometric measurement produces high resolution information of the temporal and spatial aspect […]

Dr. Ivan Divliansky elected Senior Member of SPIE

July 20, 2018 by
Dr. Ivan Divliansky has been elected to the grade of Senior Member of SPIE. From the recommendation letter by Dr. Leon Glebov: Dr. Divliansky is a very well established scientist in the area of holographic optical elements. He co-authored more than 70 publications in research journals and two US patents. The main fields of his activity are volume […]