Jan. 19 | The University of Arizona College of Optical Sciences Newsletter


    Hello, 2017!

    2017 OSC Watts Up! Newsletter

    As the sun rises on 2017, all of us at the College of Optical Sciences welcome you and look forward to bringing you the latest and greatest optics-related features. We're always happy to accept newsworthy items, so if you have any updates on OSC faculty, students, alumni and industrial affiliates, send them to Graeme Hunt, media content manager, at ghunt@optics.arizona.edu.

    Reflections: William L. Wolfe

    OSC Reflections

    Welcome to Reflections, a series of bimonthly biographies featuring OSC Emeritus faculty, written by Tammy Orr. This month, we highlight William L. Wolfe.

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    Optimax Offers Grant to OSC Faculty & Research Groups

    Optimax, a Principal Partner with the College of Optical Sciences' Industrial Affiliates program, is offering a $10,000 Optics Research Grant to OSC faculty and researchers. 

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    Upcoming Events

    Seminar: Harrison H. Barrett

    Jan. 24, 3:30-5:00 p.m., Radiology Medical Research Laboratory, Conference Room

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    Tech Launch Arizona: Made It Happen

    Jan. 26, 12 noon-1:00 p.m., SUMC, Ventana Room

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    Colloquium: Daniele Faccio

    Jan. 26, 3:30-5:00 p.m., Meinel 307

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    2017 SPIE Photonics West

    Jan. 28-Feb. 2, The Moscone Center, San Francisco, CA

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    2017 OSC Alumni and Industrial Affiliates Reception

    Jan. 31, 5:30-7:30 p.m., W San Francisco Hotel, San Franciso, CA; RSVP required

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    Colloquium: Shimon Kolkowitz

    Feb. 2, 3:30-5:00 p.m., Meinel 307

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    Media Mentions

    Contracts & Grants

    Sensitive and Rapid Detection of Performance Enhancing Drugs Using Microtoroid Optical Resonators

    Principal Investigator: Tsu-Te Judith Su

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    Threshold Raw Retrieved Contrast in Coronagraphs is Limited by Internal Polarization

    Principal Investigator(s): James B. Breckinridge, Russell A. Chipman

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    Shortwave Infrared (SWIR) Transfer Radiometer

    Principal Investigator: Stuart F. Biggar

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    Students in the Spotlight

    McGuire Entrepreneurship Program Student: Eddie LaVilla

    Edward LaVilla, a fourth-year Ph.D. candidate in OSC's Optical Sciences program, was selected to share his experiences as a student of the McGuire Entrepreneurship Program in their Student Spotlight series. 

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    Industrial Affiliates Updates

    Spring 2017 IA Workshop & Showcase - Save the Date

    Spring 2017 OSC Industrial Affiliates Corporate Showcase & Workshop

    The OSC Industrial Affiliates Corporate Showcase & Workshop is scheduled for March 27-29, 2017.

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    Affiliates Merger

    Industrial Affiliates Associate Partner Vectronix has officially merged with their U.S.-based research and development subsidiary, Optics 1, Inc. The newly combined company will operate under the Optics 1 corporate trade name, Safran Optics 1. View the official announcement on the optics1.com website.

    Correction on "II-VI Joins Industrial Affiliates"

    In the Dec. 22, 2016 article "II-VI Joins Industrial Affiliates," the editor erroneously listed the name of the company as "II-IV." The mistake was caught by a few sharp-eyed readers and corrected immediately. We once again wish to thank II-VI Incorporated for their participation in the OSC Industrial Affiliates program as a Leadership Partner.

    Prism Award Finalist: 4D Technology

    OSC Congratulations

    Industrial Affiliates Associate member, 4D Technology, is a finalist to receive a prestigious Photonics Prism Award for 2017. Winners will be announced during the upcoming SPIE Photonics West conference in San Francisco, Calif.

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    Employment Opportunities

    OSC Industrial Affiliates