Michael Nofziger

  • Faculty Affiliation: OSC Professor
  • Research Specialty: Optical Engineering
  • Staff Affiliation: Academic Programs
Outreach Coordinator
Professor of Optical Sciences
Office Location: 
Meinel 412A
Mailing Address: 

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

Phone Number: 
520-626-8363
Education: 
  • Ph.D., University of Arizona, 1995
  • M.S., University of Arizona, 1984
  • B.S., Denison University, 1981
Employment: 
  • Professor: The University of Arizona, College of Optical Sciences, 2012-present
  • Outreach Coordinator: The University of Arizona, College of Optical Sciences, 2008-present
  • Lecturer: The University of Arizona, College of Optical Sciences, 2004-2012
  • Instructor: The University of Arizona, College of Optical Sciences, 1999-2004
  • Senior Lab Coordinator: The University of Arizona, College of Optical Sciences, 1989-1998
  • Applications Engineer: Opto Power Corp. 1998-1999
Professional Affiliations and Activities: 
  • The University of Arizona: College of Optical Sciences, Undergraduate Curriculum Committee, Member
  • The University of Arizona: College of Engineering, Undergraduate Studies Committee, Member
Awards and Honors: 
  • The University of Arizona: College Award of Distinction for Undergraduate Teaching, 2005
  • The University of Arizona: Outstanding Graduate Teaching Assistant Award, 1990
Courses: 
OPTI 200
OPTI 201L
OPTI 201R
OPTI 202L
OPTI 380A
OPTI 380B
ENGR 102
UNVR 195A
Specific Research Interests: 
  • Optics education at the bachelor's degree level.
  • Curriculum development.
  • Design and fabrication of student laboratory experiments.
  • K-12 outreach programs.

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