CREOL, The College of Optics & Photonics
CREOL, the College of Optics and Photonics, one of the 13 colleges at the University of Central Florida, offers M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in Optics and Photonics and a B.S. degree in Photonic Science and Engineering. The faculty engage in a broad spectrum of research covering all areas of optics and photonics, ranging from fundamental physics to device and systems research. The college has 35 core faculty members, and over 19 faculty members with joint appointments, about 60 research scientists and postdoctoral fellows, and over 130 graduate students and 170 undergraduate students. Additional information is available at https://www.creol.ucf.edu. UCF and its 13 colleges provide opportunities to almost 72,000 students, offering 194 bachelor’s and master’s degrees and 34 doctoral programs. Students come from all 50 states and over 147 countries. As one of the largest universities in the country, UCF is committed to innovative community partnerships, world class research with local and global impact and the integration of technology and learning.
To be the world leader in education, research, innovation and partnership in optics, lasers & photonics.
- To provide our students, the State of Florida and the nation with high quality academic programs optics, lasers and photonics.
- To educate a diverse workforce for the state’s and the nation’s photonics industries and graduate schools, providing opportunities at all levels to individuals of every background, identity, and affiliation.
- To create and disseminate new knowledge and innovations in optics, lasers, and photonics by conducting, presenting, and publishing cutting-edge fundamental and applied research.
- To aid in the development of Florida’s and the nation’s knowledge-based and technology-based industries, and create, foster, and sustain mutually beneficial research collaborations and partnerships with industry.
Provide the highest quality education in optical science and engineering, support the educational needs of students in other programs, serve the continuing educational needs of industry, and enhance optics and photonics education at all levels.
Create and disseminate new knowledge and innovations in optics and photonics by conducting, presenting, and publishing cutting-edge fundamental and applied research.
Aid in the development of the State of Florida and the nation’s knowledge-based and technology-based industries, and create, foster, and sustain mutually beneficial research collaborations and partnerships with industry.