Eustace L. Dereniak

  • Faculty Affiliation: Professor Emeritus
Professor Emeritus of Optical Sciences
Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering
Email Address: 
eustace@optics.arizona.edu
Office Location: 
McKale 202
Mailing Address: 

College of Optical Sciences
The University of Arizona
1630 E. University Blvd.
P.O. Box 210094
Tucson, AZ 85721-0094

Phone Number: 
520-621-1019
Fax: 
520-621-9104
Education: 
  • Ph.D., The University of Arizona, 1976
  • M.S., University of Michigan, 1965
  • B.S., Michigan Technological University, 1963
Employment: 
  • Professor: The University of Arizona, Optical Sciences Center/College of Optical Sciences, 1991-present
  • Professor: The University of Arizona, Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, 1991-present
  • Visiting Professor: United States Military Academy, Department of Physics, Fall of 2009
  • Associate Professor: The University of Arizona, Optical Sciences Center, 1983-1991
  • Assistant Professor: The University of Arizona, Optical Sciences Center, 1978-1983
  • Research Associate: The University of Arizona, Department of Radiology, 1976-1978
  • Graduate Research Assistant: The University of Arizona, Optical Sciences Center, 1973-1975
  • Technical Staff: Ball Brothers Research Corp., 1972-1973
  • Research Associate: University of Michigan, 1964-1965
  • Associate Engineer: Raytheon, 1963-1964
Professional Affiliations and Activities: 
  • The Optical Society (OSA): Adolph Lomb Medal Committee
  • SPIE: Awards Committee
  • SPIE: Conference on Imaging Spectrometry, Program Committee
  • SPIE: Multiple Conference Committees, Chair
  • SPIE: Short Courses on Imaging Spectrometry, Infrared Focal Plane Arrays and Imaging Polarimetry; Instructor
  • University of Michigan: Short Courses on Imaging Spectrometry, Infrared Focal Plane Arrays and Imaging Polarimetry; Instructor
Awards and Honors: 
  • OSA: Fellow
  • OSA: Esther Hoffman Beller Medal, 2010
  • Michigan Technological University: Award for Outstanding Alumni, 1999
  • NASA: Certificate of Recognition, 2001
  • SPIE: Fellow
  • United States Department of the Army: Commander's Award for Public Service, 2009
  • The University of Arizona: College of Optical Sciences, Award of Distinction for Undergraduate Teaching, 2006
Courses: 
OPTI 340
OPTI 566
PHYS 320
Specific Research Interests: 
  • Development of infrared-radiation detection.
  • Infrared development of imaging spectrometer.
  • Applied research in imaging spectrometers, primarily in the infrared.
  • Hyperspectral imaging.
  • Cryogenically cooled detector-electronics technology.
  • CCD and CMOS devices.
  • Investigation of infrared detectors using charge transfer concepts.
  • Image processing of infrared sensors.

Books Authored

  • Geometrical and Trigonometric Optics
    Eustace L. Dereniak and Teresa D. Dereniak
  • Infrared Detectors and Systems
    Eustace L. Dereniak and Glenn D. Boreman
  • Optical Radiation Detectors
    Eustace L. Dereniak and Devon Crowe