- Research Assistant Professor of Optics
503 Goergen Hall
Aaron Bauer is an assistant professor of optics at The Institute of Optics at the University of Rochester where he investigates the latest optical design topics. Aaron graduated with a BS in physics from the University of Wisconsin – Eau Claire and completed his PhD in Optics at the University of Rochester in 2016. In 2020, he received the Optica Kevin P. Thompson Optical Design Innovator Award for his theoretical, creative, and innovative design methods for freeform optics. Aaron holds two US patents and is the author of more than 20 peer-reviewed articles and a book chapter on augmented and virtual reality.