José Sasián

  • Faculty Affiliation: OSC Professor
  • Research Specialty: Optical Engineering
Professor of Optical Sciences
Professor of Astronomy
Mailing Address: 

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

Phone Number: 
520-621-3733
Fax: 
520-621-3389
Education: 
  • Ph.D., 1988, University of Arizona
  • M.S., 1987, University of Arizona
  • B.Sc., 1982, University of Mexico
Employment: 
  • Professor: The University of Arizona, Optical Sciences Center/College of Optical Sciences, 2001-present
  • Professor: The University of Arizona, Department of Astronomy and Steward Observatory, 2001-present
  • Associate Professor: The University of Arizona, Optical Sciences Center, 1995-2001
  • Associate Professor: The University of Arizona, Department of Astronomy and Steward Observatory, 1995-2001
  • Technical Staff: AT&T Bell Laboratories, 1990-1995
  • Graduate Research Assistant/Associate: The University of Arizona, Optical Sciences Center, 1984-1990
  • Optician: University of Mexico, Institute of Astronomy, 1974-1984
Awards and Honors: 
  • The Optical Society (OSA), Fellow
  • Optical Society of India: Lifetime Member
  • Riverside Telescope Makers Conference: Merit Award, 1988
  • SPIE: Fellow
  • SPIE: Rudolf Kingslake Medal and Prize, 1994
Specific Research Interests: 
  • optical design
  • optical fabrication and testing
  • optical instrumentation
  • illumination optics
  • astronomical optics
  • diffractive optics
  • optomechanical design
  • lithography optics
  • light in gemstones
  • art in optics and optics in art
  • light propagation as a general subject
Research Summary: 

Research in the optical design lab is in the subjects of lens design, novel methods for aberration correction, illumination optics, aspheric surfaces, optical testing methods and modeling, optics for lithography, microscope design, and modeling of light propagation in optical systems.

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Books Authored

  • Introduction to Aberrations in Optical Imaging Systems
    José Sasián