Optimax Offers Grant to OSC Faculty & Research Groups

    Date Posted: 
    Wednesday, January 18, 2017

    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. This grant offers to the designated research group a monetary credit for the manufacturing of custom optical components by Optimax that are defined in the proposal. Deadline is April 10, 2017.

    Optimax is one of America’s largest optics manufacturers with more than 100 opticians. They manufacture prototype optical components for a wide variety of applications, including medical, semiconductor and aerospace. They collaborate with researchers to solve industrial problems and develop technology that provides benefit for mankind. The company’s primary research interests are in fine finishing of optical surfaces for EUV, high energy laser applications, and metrology for measuring freeform optical surfaces up to 250mm diameter. 

    Learn more about Optimax’s capabilities: www.optimaxsi.com/capabilities/ 


    Please submit a proposal (maximum two pages plus optic drawings) with the following information:

    • Name, position/title, phone, email of principle investigator submitting the proposal.
    • Number of students, post-docs, and any other researchers in your group.
    • Summary of the research your group is doing.
    • Outline of the optical components you need, with specifications and estimated cost.  You may contact Optimax with questions and to obtain a cost estimate by emailing sales@optimaxsi.com
    •  Identify any opportunity you may have for matching funds for the Optimax Research Grant (provide title, PI, and funding agency of any such proposals).
    • Brief explanation of the impact and expected results of the experiments that will utilize the Optimax components you are requesting.

    SUBMISSION DEADLINE:  April 10, 2017

    SUBMIT:  Please submit your proposal to Amy Phillips, Technology Transfer License Specialist for the College of Optical Sciences, aphillips@optics.arizona.edu or office 724. Amy will compile the proposals and submit to Optimax for their final selection.

    Please do not submit your proposal directly with Optimax.