Sept. 28 | The University of Arizona College of Optical Sciences Newsletter


    Sean McCafferty Selected as 2017 Alumnus of the Year

    Sean McCafferty, M.D., 2017 Alumnus of the Year in Optical Sciences

    OSC Alumnus Sean McCafferty, M.D., FACS (M.S., 2015) has been selected as the 2017 UA Alumnus of the Year in Optical Sciences. The honor will be presented at a special ceremony on Oct. 27 as part of the University's homecoming celebration. Read the official press release.

    Open Source: Open for Business Lunch & Discussion

    Tech Launch Arizona: Open Source Event

    Are you a UA faculty member, student or employee creating new software innovations? Join the discussion to learn more about the Open Source Initiative and the advantages, opportunities and pitfalls of freely distributing your software. 

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    KLA-Tencor Information Session

    At 6 p.m. on Nov. 7, representatives from Industrial Affiliates program member KLA-Tencor will offer an information session in Meinel 307. They seek applicants for full-time and intern openings for chemistry, chemical engineering, computer science, electrical engineering, materials science, mechanical engineering, optics and physics — all are invited to bring their résumés. At the end of the night, there will be a drawing for a $100 Apple gift card.

    Fun CIAN Outreach Opportunities

    CIAN (Center for Integrated Access Networks) has a number of great event outreach opportunities for the remainder of 2017 and early 2018, and is looking for volunteers.

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    Upcoming Events

    Special Lecture: Vikas Anant, Ph.D.

    Sept. 29, 2-3 p.m., Franken Conference Room (Meinel 821)

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    Colloquium: Raymond Kostuk

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

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    Colloquium: Jim Breckinridge

    Oct. 12, 3:30-5 p.m. - Meinel 307

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    Colloquium: Jennifer Barton

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

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    Industrial Affiliates Corporate Showcase

    Oct. 23, 3-8 p.m., Dan Dunlop Stadium Club, UA Football Stadium, RSVP required

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    Industrial Affiliates Workshop

    Oct. 24-25, Meinel Building, RSVP required

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    Media Mentions

    Faculty Distinctions

    Schwiegerling Becomes OSA Fellow

    A huge congratulations to OSC Professor of Optical Sciences and Ophthalmology Jim Schwiegerling, who was named an OSA Fellow on May 16 at the CLEO conference in San Jose, Calif. Jim was nominated by Professor John E. Greivenkamp.

    Contracts & Grants

    EAGER: Generation of Laguerre Gaussian Beams in a VECSEL Cavity

    Principal Investigator(s): Ewan M. Wright, Chris Hessenius

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    SCC-IRG TRACK 2: A Novel Architecture for Secure, Energy-Efficient Community- Edge-Clouds with Application in Harlem (SEEC HARLEM)

    Principal Investigator: Daniel Kilper
    Non-OSC Principal Investigator: Bryan Carter

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    Broadband Fresnel Rhomb Quarter Wave Retarders

    Principal Investigator: Russell A. Chipman

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    Fundamental Studies of Nonlinear Optics and Laser-Plasma Phenomena in Gases and Solids Using High-Power LWIR Lasers

    Principal Investigator(s): Jerome V. Moloney, Miroslav Kolesik

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    Full Spectrum Optimized Collection and Utilization of Sunlight (FOCUS)

    Principal Investigator: Robert A. Norwood

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    Students in the Spotlight

    WIO Announces 2017-18 Officers

    The Women in Optics (WiO) student club recently announced its 2017-18 Officers. Take a look at the official WiO website for all upcoming events, and don't forget to sign up for their semi-weekly newsletter.

    Industrial Affliates Updates

    RSVP for the Fall 2017 Industrial Affiliates Workshop

    Fall 2017 OSC Industrial Affiliates Workshop & Industrial Showcase

    If you are a current Industrial Affiliate Partner, you will be soon receiving your invitation via e-mail to register for the Fall 2017 Industrial Affiliates Workshop and Corporate Showcase & Career Fair. If you do not receive your invitation, or you would like more information on how to become an IA Partner, please contact Kaye Rowan at Please ensure you register no later than Monday, Oct. 16, 2017.

    Superlative Staff

    Superlative Staff: August SPOT and 3rd Quarter Peer-to-Peer

    OSC Outstanding Staff

    We would like to congratulate Brianna Moreno and Linda Schadler, who are the most recent Staff Recognition Award winners. Brianna was recognized as the August SPOT award winner and will receive a $50 gift card, while Linda became the 3rd Quarter Peer-to-Peer recipient and will receive $250 issued through payroll. Both also received framed certificates.

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    Watts Happening

    Welcome Caroline and Saikat

    Please extend a warm welcome to two new faculty, who joined the OSC family recently. Caroline Lecaplain, located in Meinel 619, is an Assistant Research Professor, while Saikat Guha, in Meinel 523, is an Associate Professor. If you get a moment, please stop by their offices, welcome them to the College of Optical Sciences, and learn more about their research.

    Beat the Flu Season

    Roll up your sleeves and beat the upcoming flu season with a flu shot, available outside the Meinel lobby on Thursday, Oct. 5 from 9 a.m.-12 noon. 

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    Employment Opportunities