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.
Alumnus Appears in Apple's New Products Release Event
Wyant College of Optical Sciences alumni are all working on such exciting projects and studies. One such alumnus recently appeared in an Apple Events Video discussing the release of the new iPhone 15 Pro Camera design. Misha Scepanovic (OSC, MS 2005) is now the Director of Optical Engineering at Apple and is working on exciting new research that is developing the amazing new technology in Apple's phones. Watch the full event here, and find Misha's feature on the Pro Camera at the 1 hr and 10 min mark.
Ashlesha Patil Honored as "Student Inventor of the Year" at Tech Launch Arizona's I-Squared Awards and Expo Event
Among those to be recognized at the I-Squared Awards & Expo Event is Ashlesha Patil, graduate student in the Wyant College of Optical Sciences and researcher in the NSF-ERC Center for Quantum Networks. Ashlesha was selected as Student Innovator of the Year for her work developing a computer game that teaches measurement-based quantum computation through using tangrams – puzzles where users have to fit together flat polygons.
James C. Wyant Named Optica Honorary Member
The Wyant College of Optical Sciences namesake, James C. Wyant, was recognized as a new Honorary Member of Optica on August 29th, 2023. Thomas L. Koch, Dean & Professor of the Wyant College of Optical Sciences, said of the honor, "Jim has contributed in so many ways to the field of Optics and Photonics. This is a wonderful recognition of his tremendous impact. Congratulations, Jim!"