Lighting the Future
The University of Arizona Wyant College of Optical Sciences is one of the premier educational and research institutions in optics and photonics worldwide. We focus on educating outstanding students with a broad foundation in all areas of optics and on providing practical experience and highly competitive technical skills. Our research program spans from optical engineering to fundamental optical physics, from photonics to image science, and provides unique opportunities to pursue cutting-edge applications of optics in real systems. Our graduates become professors, scientists, engineers and entrepreneurs, working in academia, industry, government and business around the globe.
Spring 2023 Industrial Affiliates Showcase & Workshop
Twice a year, our Industrial Affiliate corporate partners join us for the Industrial Affiliates Corporate Showcase and Workshop. Take this opportunity to connect with optics industry professionals, share your research, learn about job and internship opportunities, and more!
Judy Su Recipient of NSF CAREER Award
Assistant Professor Judy Su was awarded the NSF CAREER Award, NSF's "most prestigious awards in support of early-career faculty who have the potential to serve as academic role models in research and education and to lead advances in the mission of their department or organization." Her proposal, "Bioinspired optical sniffer based on microtoroid resonators and science and technology convergence" is tied closely to her research on FLOWER (Frequency Locked Optical Whispering Evanescent Resonator) which can detect and distinguish ultra-low levels of a wide variety of particles.