July 23 | The University of Arizona College of Optical Sciences Newsletter


    Etendue: James W. Mayo III

    Welcome to Etendue, featuring interesting and accomplished individuals known for their leadership and contributions both with their careers and the College of Optical Sciences, in their own words. (For a similar view on the college’s best and brightest – our students – please check out Another Wavelength among our Students in the Spotlight.)

    This week, we hear from James W. Mayo III, M.S. 1968, who holds the historic role of OSC's first graduate.

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    Dean Koch Interviewed by Laser Focus World

    Read the July Laser Focus World magazine, and you'll see a familiar face in the Business Forum column: our Dean Thomas L. Koch was interviewed by Milton Chang about the current focus and capabilities of the College of Optical Sciences, including our culture of "making things ... optics as a contact sport."

    The conversation will continue in the August issue. Stay tuned for more!

    Upcoming Events

    Ph.D. Defense: Run Huang

    July 27, 1 p.m., Meinel 447

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    Ph.D. Defense: Gongwen Zhu

    Aug. 3, 10 a.m., Meinel 547

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    SPIE Optics + Photonics Conference

    Aug. 9-13, San Diego Convention Center, 111 West Harbor Drive, San Diego; registration required

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    UA Undergraduate Research Opportunities Consortium

    Aug. 10, 1-3 p.m., SUMC Grand Ballroom

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    OSC Alumni and Industrial Affiliates Reception in San Diego

    Aug. 11, 5:30-7 p.m., Bayside Pavilion, San Diego Marriott Marquis and Marina, 333 West Harbor Drive, San Diego; registration required

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    OSC New Graduate Student Orientation

    Aug. 20-21

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    Classes Begin

    Aug. 24

    Media Mentions

    Faculty Distinctions

    Greivenkamp and Barton Candidates in SPIE Election

    SPIE's 2015 election is open June 10 through Aug. 3. On the slate for vice president are Maryellen Giger at the University of Chicago and our own John E. Greivenkamp. Up for the board of directors is Jennifer K. Barton.

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    Contracts & Grants

    Controlling Stimulated Brillouin/Raman Scattering in High-Power Fiber Lasers

    Principal Investigator: Khanh Kieu

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    Ultraprecision Nanotech Manufacturing System 140GPM

    Principal Investigator: Rongguang Liang

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    Students in the Spotlight

    Another Wavelength: Xiaoyin Zhu

    This month on Another Wavelength, we learn more about fifth-year Ph.D. student Xiaoyin Zhu, a native of Changchun, China, who received her bachelor's and master's degrees from the Changchun University of Science and Technology.

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    Employment Opportunities

    To see who's hiring at the college and around the optics industry, please visit the OSC website's Employment section.

    Assistant, Associate or Full Professor (Tenure-Eligible) | UA College of Optical Sciences

    Tucson, Arizona

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    Postdoctoral Research Participant | Electromagnetic Studies of Explosives Laboratory

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    Postdoctoral Research Participant | Transportation Security Laboratory

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    Research Scientist | Cree Inc.

    Durham, North Carolina

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    Senior Software Engineer | Radiant Vision Systems

    Redmond, Washington

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