Aug. 5 | The University of Arizona Wyant College of Optical Sciences Newsletter

    ANNOUNCEMENTS

    FALL 2021 INDUSTRIAL AFFILIATES MEETING CALL FOR STUDENT PRESENTERS

    Interested in sharing your research with others? Looking for opportunities to practice before the big thesis defense? Or wanting to connect with potential employers? Sign up to be a student presenter for the Fall Industrial Affiliates Workshop, Oct. 25 - 27, 2021. If you are interested please complete the form here or email Amber R. Soergel, Senior Academic Advisor, to learn more about this great opportunity.

    NEW COURSES FOR FALL 2021, AND COURSE CHANGES

    A number of new classes are coming in the fall, as well as some class cancellations. Learn more here. Feel free to reach out to the instructors if you have questions regarding a course. Contact Mark Rodriguez with any administrative questions.

    FACULTY, SHARE YOUR EXCITING NEWS ON YOUR OSC WEBSITE

    It's summer and the perfect time to start up, or renovate, your personal OSC Faculty Website! Haven't seen these websites before? Check out the currently public sites here. Recruit student researchers, share your research, announce your conference presentations and more! If you'd like your own site submit your request here and Amee Hennig will follow up with you.

    MARSHALL FOUNDATION DISSERTATION FELLOWSHIP OPEN FOR PH.D. APPLICANTS

    The annual Marshall Foundation Dissertation Fellowship and the Dr. Maria Teresa Velez – Marshall Foundation Dissertation Scholarship competition is now available for application. These awards are intended for graduate students who are in the completion stage of their dissertation and who have exhausted all other funding resources except for federal aid. Read more to learn how to apply.

    UPCOMING EVENTS

    OPTICAL SCIENCES DISTANCE LEARNING / ONLINE GRADUATE STUDENT ORIENTATION
    Aug. 11, 3 p.m., Zoom

    OSC GRADUATE STUDENT ORIENTATION
    Aug. 19 - 20, Meinel Building

    LAST DAY OF SUMMER CLASSES
    Aug. 21

    UNIVERSITY CLASSES BEGIN
    Aug. 23

    OSC COLLOQUIUM: DR. RICHARD N. YOUNGWORTH
    Aug. 26, 3:30 p.m., Meinel 307

    MEDIA MENTIONS

    FACULTY DISTINCTIONS

    NEW 2021 OSA SENIOR MEMBERS FROM OSA

    Congratulations to Assistant Professor Judy Su and Professor John Koshel on their additions to the 2021 OSA Senior Members list. OSA designates a senior member as, "well-established individuals with a designation that recognizes their experience and professional accomplishments or service within their field that sets them apart from their peers." See the full list.

    EUAN MCLEOD NAMED SPIE SENIOR MEMBER

    Congratulations to Assistant Professor Euan McLeod on his selection as a SPIE Senior Member. Read the full press release. Find the full list of 2021 SPIE Members here.

    ROLF BINDER COMPOSES MUSIC PLAYED BY AZPM

    Wyant College of Optical Sciences Professor Rolf Binder has composed three piano etudes that were selected to be played on the Arizona Public Media live radio station. Enjoy the piece "Desert Mountains" in the video here, recorded live from the radio station. Find more of Rolf's musical talents on his YouTube page.

    HONG HUA FEATURED IN VIDEO BY AZPM

    Arizona Public Media recently shared a new Arizona Illustrated video featuring Wyant College Professor Hong Hua. The description begins, "For decades, Hong Hua has been a pioneer in the development of advanced 3-D display systems for virtual reality and augmented reality technologies." In the video Hong Hua's incredible research is showcased along with her inspirational drive for supporting students' educations. Watch the video here.

    CONTRACTS & GRANTS

    SERUM MATRIX EFFECT ON AMYLOID BETA DETECTION WITH FLOWER
    Principal Investigator: Tsu-Te Judith Su

    GOALI: SHORT-WAVE INFRARED POLARIZATION SENSITIVE FOCAL PLANE ARRAY
    Principal Investigator: Stanley Pau

    SCALABLE INTEGRATION OF DIAMOND COLOR CENTERS WITH ALUMINUM NITRIDE PHOTONICS FOR QUANTUM INFORMATION SCIENCE
    Principal Investigator: Linran Fan

    GENERATION OF HIGH-POWER MODE-LOCK 1550NM LASER IN VERTICAL EXTERNAL CAVITY SURFACE EMITTING LASERS (VECSEL): APPLICATION FOR THE NEXT GENERATION OF HIGH DATA RATE COMMUNICATION
    Principal Investigator: Mahmoud Fallahi

    FIGURING THIN OPTICAL COMPONENTS USING ULTRASHORT PULSED LASER STRESS
    Principal Investigator: Brandon Chalifoux

    STUDENTS IN THE SPOTLIGHT

    KEVIN CHEW FIGUEROA SELECTED AS GEM ASSOCIATE FELLOW

    Congratulations to Kevin Chew Figueroa upon his selection as a GEM Associate Fellow. Kevin is a first-year PhD student at OSC with research interests in the intersection of Artificial Intelligence (i.e. machine learning), Photonics, Optical Physics, Optical Engineering, and Image Science.

    ALUMNI DISPATCHES

    ALUMNUS INVENTION RECEIVES FDA CLEARANCE

    The CATS®-D Disposable Prism, invented by OSC alumnus, Dr. Sean McCafferty, received FDA clearance and will be available for sale in fall 2021. The device is built to deliver improved intraoccular pressure measurement accuracy with a sterile tip. Read more.

    ALUMNI, CONNECT WITH WILDCATS IN YOUR CITY

    Join one of the 39 UArizona alumni chapters across the country and connect with Wildcat alumni living near you. Interested in learning more? Complete this form.

    INDUSTRIAL AFFILIATES UPDATES

    WYANT COLLEGE WELCOMES JET PROPULSION LABORATORY

    The Wyant College of Optical Sciences is pleased to welcome the Jet Propulsion Laboratory as a new Leadership Member in the college's Industrial Affiliates program.

    WATTS HAPPENING

    FIRST VIRTUAL SUMMER ENGINEERING ACADEMY IS SUCCESS

    On Friday July 9th Dr. Mike Nofziger and Hillary Mathis welcomed 47 high school students, from 15 different states across the USA, into a virtual Zoom classroom for the Wyant College of Optical Sciences’ 6th year of participation with the University of Arizona College of Engineering’s Summer Engineering Academy (SEA).

    CAMP SAHUARITA OUTREACH

    Professor Michael Nofziger and OSC student, Zach Schawelson, taught Camp Sahuarita participants about light and optics in June. 

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