Optical Engineering

Optical engineering uses classical optics techniques to create novel devices and instrumentation, and the Wyant College of Optical Sciences leads the field in designing and fabricating highly specialized optics. OSC maintains state-of-the-art facilities and a superb technical staff for grinding, polishing, measuring and aligning the world’s most challenging mirrors — including those for astronomical telescopes. Students work side-by-side with experienced professionals on extensive, distinctive projects like the Giant Magellan Telescope, the Large Synoptic Survey Telescope and OSIRIS-REx, an unmanned space probe that will launch in 2016, land on an asteroid and return to Earth with a material sample.

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Optical Engineering Faculty

Brandon Chalifoux

Assistant Professor of Optical Sciences Assistant Professor of Aerospace and Mechanical Engineering

Olivier Guyon

Astronomer, Steward Observatory Professor of Optical Sciences

Daewook Kim

Associate Professor of Optical Sciences

R. John Koshel

Associate Dean for Undergraduate Academic Affairs Professor of Practice

Meredith Kupinski

Assistant Professor of Optical Sciences

Tom Milster

Professor of Optical Sciences

Michael Nofziger

Professor of Practice Outreach Coordinator

Travis Sawyer

Assistant Professor of Optical Sciences

Jim Schwiegerling

Robert R. Shannon Endowed Chair in Optical Sciences Professor of Optical Sciences