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CREOL Ph.D. Student Featured in LIA Today Spotlight

April 21, 2023
Yannanqi (Nancy) Li was featured in the January/February issue of LIA Today published by the Laser Institute of America. The article below was reprinted with permission. The original article can be found on page 15 at this link. When were you first introduced to photonics/electro-optics?At the end of my third year of undergraduate, I joined Prof.…

Postdoctoral Research Associate

April 17, 2023
A postdoctoral research associate position is available for an interdisciplinary project involving laser materials processing, characterization of photovoltaic materials, and thermofluidic effects.  This is a two-year appointment with potential for extension subject to the availability of funds. The selected candidate will be working on laser-assisted additive manufacturing to develop methods for depositing copper contacts on…

CREOL Student Inducted into UCF Order of Pegasus

April 7, 2023
Order of Pegasus is the most prestigious and significant award a student can attain at the University of Central Florida. Students selected for this honor represent the most dedicated, passionate, and highest-achieving Knights.

CREOL Undergraduate Student Featured in LIA Today Spotlight

January 31, 2023
George McDonald, a junior pursuing a bachelor’s degree in photonic science and engineering, was featured in the latest issue of LIA Today published by the Laser Institute of America. The article below was reprinted with permission. The original article can be found on page 15 at this link.

Postdoctoral Position in Experimental Lasers and Optics

November 4, 2021
We are studying phase-locking and beam combining of semiconductor diode laser arrays emitting in the wavelength range of 400-500 and 800-1000 nm. Prospective candidate will be involved in research designing external cavity for phase-locking of semiconductor diode arrays.

CREOL Degree Launches Alumna Into Successful Academic Career

June 4, 2021
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
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
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
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
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…