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.
Dalziel Wilson Recipient of NSF CAREER Award
Dalziel Wilson, Assistant Professor, was awarded the NSF CAREER Award, for his proposal, "Torsional Quantum Optomechanics." The project explores a new landscape in quantum optomechanics opened by the recent discovery of ultra-high-Q torsion nanoresonators in Wilson’s lab. Additionally, Dal will oversee the creation of a new laboratory course for the QISE (Quantum Information Science & Engineering) Master's program.
2023 Convocation Celebration
The spring class of 2023 celebrated their graduation and induction into Wyant College's distinguished alumni ranks on May 11. A large congratulations to the graduating students, their families and instructors. High-resolution images are now available for download.
The University of Arizona Presents James C. Wyant with an Honorary Doctorate
In recognition of the profound impact of his academic and business leadership; scientific and engineering advances; and generous philanthropic contributions to higher education, the University of Arizona awarded Dr. James C. Wyant with an Honorary Doctorate in Optical Sciences. Wyant was among the six distinguished business and community leaders and humanitarians to receive this distinction from the University at the spring commencement ceremony on Friday May 12, 2023.