Jan. 10 | The University of Arizona College of Optical Sciences Newsletter

    Announcements

    Happy New Year!

    As we celebrate OSC's semicentennial this year, we'll be looking back into the history that's shaped this one-of-a-kind, world-leading institution — but we'll be keeping our eyes on the future, too, and looking forward to the bright students, brilliant faculty and bleeding-edge research that will no doubt define our next 50 years. After all, with every new year come new opportunities to enrich our understanding of the science of light and its applications.

    With tremendous excitement and anticipation, the College of Optical Sciences wishes everyone a safe, happy and healthy 2014.

    Academic Programs to See New Leadership

    R. John Koshel, who has served as an adjunct professor at OSC since 1999, will become its associate dean for academic programs on Jan. 22. Koshel, an innovator in the fields of illumination engineering and nonimaging optics, has displayed a longstanding commitment to students, to the academic enterprise and to professional society leadership, all while working in the private sector. 

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    2015 to Be International Year of Light

    The United Nations has proclaimed 2015 to be the International Year of Light. IYL 2015 will bring together a multitude of stakeholders, from scientific societies to research institutions to industry partners, "to promote ... the significance of light and its applications" (PDF).

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    Freeform Generator Installed in Meinel Building

    The college installed a Nanotech 350FG freeform generator in Meinel 129 just before winter break. This device, used to machine complex optical elements and optomechanical components in a wide variety of materials, will bulk up the microoptics fabrication facilities managed by associate professor Rongguang Liang.

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    Free Intro to ASAP Tutorial in March

    Industrial Affiliates member Breault Research Organization has generously offered free registration to OSC students and faculty for its March 11-14 Introduction to ASAP Tutorial.

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    Alumni and Industry Partners Reception in San Francisco in February

    The College of Optical Sciences will kick off its yearlong 50th anniversary festivities with an alumni and industry partners reception from 6 to 8 p.m. on Feb. 4 at the San Francisco Marquis Marriott, concurrent with the SPIE Photonics West conference

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    Events

    Classes Begin

    Jan. 15

    No Classes

    Jan. 20

    Colloquium: Brian W. Miller

    Jan. 23, 3:30-5 p.m., Meinel 307

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    Colloquium: Mark A. Neifeld

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

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    SPIE Photonics West Conference

    Feb. 1-Feb. 6, San Francisco

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    OSC Alumni and Industry Partners Reception in San Francisco

    Feb. 4, 6-8 p.m., San Francisco Marriott Marquis. Registration is requested to Lucy Valenzuela at lucy@optics.arizona.edu by Jan. 29.

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    Faculty Distinctions

    Sasián Text Reviewed in OSI Journal of Optics

    According to Lakshminarayan Hazra in the December issue of the Optical Society of India's Journal of Optics ...

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    Discovering the Future of 3-D TV

    Discovery Channel Canada's Daily Planet show took a trip down south for a segment that aired during yesterday's Future Tech Week coverage.

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    Contracts & Grants

    Design and Development of a Metamaterial-Engineered, Efficient, Compact and Electrically Small Magnetic EZ Antenna for High-Power L-Band Microwave Source

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    Software Defined Multilayers Collaboration and Optimization Project

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    Media Mentions

    Peyman Named 2013 Fellow of National Academy of Inventors

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    Miranda Awarded SAC Emily Krauz Staff Endowment Scholarships

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    Roger Angel to Give Sustainability Seminar

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    Watts Happening

    Recent Additions to Staff

    The college welcomed fresh faces to familiar places in the second half of 2013. Say hello to a few of our newest administrative colleagues ...

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    Celebrations and Changing Names

    Among the transitions in the Academic Programs office last year came some very joyous occasions.

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    2013 Fall Pre-Commencement Celebration

    Congrats to our grads! On Dec. 20, our fall graduates crossed the stage to raucous applause from family, friends, faculty and staff.

    Photos from the event are now available.

    Employment Opportunities

    Assistant Research Professor | UA College of Optical Sciences

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    Media Content Manager | UA College of Optical Sciences

    Postdoctoral Research Associate | UA College of Optical Sciences

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    Postdoctoral Research Associate | UA College of Optical Sciences

    Postdoctoral Research Associate | UA College of Optical Sciences

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    Postdoctoral Research Associate | UA College of Optical Sciences

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    Astronomical Optics Scientist/Engineer | Space Telescope Science Institute

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    Optical Engineer | Folio Photonics

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    Postdoctoral Fellow | Indiana University

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    Software Engineer | GEOST

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    Various Positions | The Photonics Group