Feb. 13 | The University of Arizona Wyant College of Optical Sciences Newsletter


    UArizona Wyant College of Optical Sciences Announces Two Newly Established Endowed Chairs in Optical Sciences

    The Jack Lee Jewell Endowed Chair in Optical Sciences and The Nasser Peyghambarian Endowed Chair in Optical Sciences create new endowed faculty positions at the College. Two accomplished scientists in the fields of Optics and Photonics have established endowed chairs in their names at The University of Arizona James C. Wyant College of Optical Sciences.


    Kaye Rowan, Senior Director of Development
    University of Arizona Wyant College of Optical Sciences

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    Upcoming Events

    OSC Colloquium: Dr. Esther Baumann

    Feb. 13, 3:30 - 5 p.m., Meinel 307

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    Prism Week: Inclusion Celebration

    Feb. 14, 3 - 5 p.m., Meinel 3rd Floor Lobby

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    Spring 2020 Industrial Affiliates Workshop

    Feb. 17 - 19, Meinel Building & Surrounding Locations

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    OSC Colloquium: Dr. Bernard Kress

    Feb. 20, 3:30 - 5 p.m., Meinel 307

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    OSC Colloquium: Dr. Mina Rais-Zadeh

    Feb. 27, 3:30 - 5 p.m., Meinel 307

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    OSC Colloquium: Wei Ting Chen

    Mar. 5, 3:30 - 5 p.m., Meinel 307

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    Spring Recess - no classes

    Mar. 9 - 13

    OSC Colloquium: Cancelled - Spring Break

    Mar. 12

    OSC Colloquium: Dr. Nan Yu

    Mar. 19, 3:30 - 5 p.m., Meinel 307

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    Laser Fun Day 2020

    Mar. 21, 10 a.m. - 3 p.m., Meinel Building

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    Faculty Distinctions

    Schwiegerling Named Senior Member by National Academy of Inventors

    The National Academy of Inventors has named four University of Arizona innovators as senior members, including Wyant College professor, James T. Schwiegerling. 

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    Contracts & Grants

    Retinal Resolution and Single-Chip Multiplexed Image Transfer for AR Near-to-Eye Displays

    Principal Investigator: Yuzuru Takashima

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    Students in the Spotlight

    Another Wavelength: Christer Everly

    This month in Another Wavelength, we chat with B.S. Student Christer Everly. Christer is working on a defense project under Roger Tree's supervision with RMIData LLC.

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    OSC Students Visit DC as Representatives of UArizona

    Eight to ten UArizona students will participate in the grand opening of the University of Arizona Center for Outreach and Collaboration in Washington, DC as official representatives of the university including OSC's Ben CromeyJilian Nguyen, and Kelli Kiekens. Congratulations on being selected for this honor and opportunity! 

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    OSC Students Recognized at SPIE

    OSC Students and Faculty were recognized at SPIE for multiple honors. Congratulations to the awardees! Brandon HellmanJoshua RodriguezChuan LuoHeeJoo Choi, and Yuzuru Takashima received the Best Student Paper award. Adley Gin, mentored by Judy Su, was awarded the Best Student Talk for his research "Label-free ultrasensitive detection of Amyloid-β using microtoroid resonators with lipid surface functionalization." Cheng Li, mentored by Judy Su, received the Prizmatix Young Investigator Award for his research, "Particle shape analysis using whispering gallery mode polarization sensing."

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    Alumni Dispatches

    Jannick Rolland PhD (1990) Is Recipient of Prestigious OSA Award

    Congratulations to Jannick Rolland, PhD (1990) and 2019 Alumna of the Year in Optical Sciences, for her recent recognition as the recipient of OSA’s 2020 Joseph Fraunhofer Award/Robert M. Burley Prize. 

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    Superlative Staff

    Puig Accepts New Opportunity with College of Education

    The Wyant College of Optical Sciences wishes Mary Puig, Director of Finance and Operations, all the best as she moves on to a new opportunity with the UArizona College of Education as their new Assistant Dean of Finance and Administration. Join us to celebrate her 16 years as part of the OSC family on Feb. 21 at 2:00 p.m. in Meinel 821 for cake and a warm farewell. No RSVP required.

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    Watts Happening

    10 Years of Laser Fun Day

    The University of Arizona College of Optical Sciences will hold its tenth annual Laser Fun Day as SOCk, the official undergraduate and graduate student optics organization, brings the science of optics alive for all ages. The educational extravaganza takes place on Saturday, March 21, 2020 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the Meinel Building, 1630 E. University Blvd. on the UA campus. Admission is free and open to the public.

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    Prism Week Halfway Point

    Prism Week has been taking place around the Meinel building all week and so far, it's been an astounding success.

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    Employment Opportunities

    Industrial Affiliates

    Non-Industrial Affiliates