Travis Sawyer

  • Faculty Affiliation: OSC Professor
Assistant Professor of Optical Sciences
Curriculum Vitae: 
Office Location: 
Bioscience Research Laboratory 324
Mailing Address: 

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

Phone Number: 
520-621-8068
Education: 
  • Ph.D., University of Arizona, Wyant College of Optical Sciences, 2021
  • M.S., University of Arizona, Wyant College of Optical Sciences, 2019
  • M.Phil., University of Cambridge, 2018
  • B.S., University of Arizona, 2016
Employment: 
  • Assistant Professor of Optical Sciences: University of Arizona, 2021 - present
  • Assistant Professor of Health Sciences: University of Arizona, 2021 - present
  • Assistant Research Professor of Medicine: University of Arizona, 2021 - present
  • Member, Cancer Prevention and Control Program, UA Cancer Center: University of Arizona, 2021 - present
Professional Affiliations and Activities: 
  • University of Arizona Cancer Center, Cancer Imaging & Engineering Innovative Working Group: Member, 2021 - present
  • American Gastroenterological Society: Member, 2020 - present
  • University Hearing Board: Member, 2018 - present
  • American Society of Laser Medicine and Surgery (ASLMS): Member, 2021 - present
  • International Society for Optical Engineering (SPIE): Member, 2021 - present
  • The Optical Society (OSA): Member, 2021 - Present
  • The Optical Society (OSA): Journal Reviewer, 2014 - Present
Awards and Honors: 

Graduate Student Awards

  • Valedictorian, Wyant College of Optical Sciences, 2021
  • ARCS Scholarship, 2019 - 2021
  • * NSF Graduate Research Fellowship, 2017 - 2021
  • Student Interface Award for Teaching in Optical Sciences, 2020
  • SPIE Education Scholarship, 2019
  • Paul A. Bonenfant Memorial Scholarship  2019
  • Outstanding Research Assistant Award  2019
  • Southwest Regional Grad Slam 1st Prize, 2018
  • University of Arizona Grad Slam 2nd Prize, 2018
  • University of Arizona Student Showcase First Prize, Graduate Research, 2018
  • University Fellowship, 2017
  • * John Kiel Scholarship, 2017
  • Shell Research Prize, 2017
  • SPIE Student Travel Scholarship, 2016
  • * Churchill Scholarship, 2016
 
* Nationally competitive award