June 27 | The University of Arizona James C. Wyant College of Optical Sciences Newsletter


    Reflections: Robert R. Shannon

    Welcome to Reflections, a series of biographies featuring OSC Emeritus faculty, written by Tammy Orr. This month, we highlight Robert R. Shannon.

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    OSC Alumni and IA Reception in San Diego, August 13

    Register to attend the Wyant College of Optical Sciences’ Alumni and Industrial Affiliates Reception. The event is being held on Tuesday, August 13 at a new location - Roy’s San Diego Waterfront (located inside the Marriott Hotel, 333 West Harbor Drive).  Held in conjunction with SPIE Optics + Photonics 2019, the party will start-up at a new time of 5:00 p.m. with a very special announcement scheduled for 5:15 p.m. And you won’t want to miss hearing this news! All OSC Alumni and IA members are welcomed – an SPIE conference registration is not required. 

    Edmund Optics Educational Award Accepting Applications

    Edmund Optics is currently accepting applications for the Edmund Optics Inspiring Optical Innovation Educational Award. Applications are due before June 28, 2019, so apply today! Awards range from $500 to $10,000. The goal of this program is supporting outstanding undergraduate and graduate optics programs in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics.

    Feature your Research on the OSC Website

    Would you love for your research and recent papers to be featured on the OSC Website!? Email Amee Hennig, Media Content Manager, with a recent research paper to be considered for inclusion on our Research Specialties page.

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    Watts Up! Summer Schedule

    As the campus bustle slows down the Watts Up will follow suit! Watts Up! will be released on a monthly basis during the summer months, on the last Thursday of each month. Watts Up! regular bi-weekly schedule will resume after classes are back in session. Please continue to send story ideas to Media Content Manager, Amee Hennig.

    Upcoming Events

    Tucson Children's Museum Outreach Event

    July 8, 10 a.m. - 1 p.m., Tucson Children's Museum

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    Alumni & Industrial Affiliate Reception at SPIE Optics + Photonics Conference

    August 13, 5 p.m., Roy's San Diego Waterfront

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    Faculty Distinctions

    Su Appointed to Scientific Advisory Board

    Congratulations to Judy Su who has been appointed to the Scientific Advisory Board of Femtoray Technologies! Femtorays Technologies develops unique label-free molecular sensors based on a proprietary Photonics IC (PIC) technology.

    OSC and ECE Joint Professor Publishes Book

    Congratulations to Ray Kostuk on his recent book publication. Holography: Principles and Applications is now available for purchase on Amazon.

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    Contracts & Grants

    1m Aluminum Convex Spherical Mirror Testing Using a Swingarm Profilometer

    Principal Investigator: Chang Jin Oh

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    High-Intensity, Ultrafast Light-Matter Interactions in Transparent Solids

    Principal Investigators: Miroslav Kolesik & Jerome Moloney

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    Reconcile HabEx Coronagraph System Performance Metrics

    Principal Investigator: Meredith Kupinski

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    Pilot Skin Imaging with Mobile Confocal Microscope

    Principal Investigator: Dongkyun (DK) Kang

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    Generation of High-Power, High-Order Orbital Angular Momentum Laser Beams and Application in Atom Trapping

    Principal Investigators: Mahmoud Fallahi and Brian Anderson

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    Students in the Spotlight

    Sawyer Receives Multiple Scholarships

    Travis Sawyer, OSC Ph.D. student, has received three number of prestigious rewards in the last few months from SPIE, OSA, and ASLMS. 

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    Alumni Dispatches

    Alumnus Receives 2019 Kevin P. Thompson Optical Design Innovator Award

    OSC Alumnus, Kyle Fuerschbach of Sandia National Laboratories, received the 2019 Kevin P. Thompson Optical Design Innovator Award during the 2019 OSA Optical Design and Fabrication Congress for his work in designing and testing the first-ever free form imaging telescope to demonstrate freeform surfaces in optical imaging systems. 

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    Superlative Staff

    Happy Retirement, Amy Phillips

    After a career filled with just as much excitement as variety, Amy Phillips is retiring from the James C. Wyant College of Optical Sciences and Tech Launch Arizona. Congratulations, Amy!

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    Employment Opportunities