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Govind P. Agrawal

Agrawal, Govind P.

  • James C. Wyant Professor of Optics
    Professor of Physics
    Distinguished Scientist in the Laboratory for Laser Energetics

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Interests: Fiber Optics; Lasers; Optical Communications

Miguel A. Alonso

Alonso, Miguel A.

  • Professor of Optics
    Senior Scientist in the Laboratory for Laser Energetics

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Interests: Mathematical Models of Wave Propagation

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Baran, Timothy M.

  • Assistant Professor, Department of Biomedical Engineering (SMD) - Joint

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Interests: Biomedical Optics; Photodynamic Therapy; Medical Image Processing

Research Assistant Professor Aaron Bauer.

Bauer, Aaron

  • Research Assistant Professor of Optics

Interests: Optical design; Freeform optics; AR/VR optics

Julie Bentley

Bentley, Julie

  • Professor of Optics

Interests: Optical Design; Engineering

Andrew J. Berger

Berger, Andrew J.

  • Professor of Optics
    Professor of Biomedical Engineering

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Interests: Biomedical Optics; Optics Education

Nicholas P. Bigelow

Bigelow, Nicholas P.

  • Lee A. DuBridge Professor of Physics
    Professor of Optics

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Interests: Quantum Optics; Quantum Physics

Bowen, John

  • Adjunct Faculty Member
Robert Boyd

Boyd, Robert

  • Professor of Optics
    Professor of Physics

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Interests: Nonlinear Optics

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Brea, Meir

  • Staff Accountant
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Bromage, Jake

  • Associate Professor of Optics
    Senior Scientist and Group Leader, Laser Technology Development at LLE

Interests: Ultrafast and ultra-intense lasers, optical parametric amplification, and laser diagnostics

Thomas G. Brown

Brown, Thomas G.

  • Mercer Brugler Distinguished Teaching Professor
  • Director of the Institute of Optics

Interests: Optoelectronics

Dale Buralli

Buralli, Dale

  • Adjunct Associate Professor

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Cristina Canavesi

Canavesi, Cristina

  • Research Associate
  • UR Center Coordinator, NSF I/UCRC Center for Freeform Optics
Jaime Cardenas

Cardenas, Jaime

  • Assistant Professor of Optics

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Interests: Nanophotonics; Integrated Photonics; Biophotonics; Lasers; Nonlinear Photonics

Director Scott Carney

Carney, Scott

  • Professor of Optics

Interests: Computed Imaging; Spectroscopy; Coherence Theory

Keren Chen

Chen, Keren

  • Postdoctoral Associate
    Berger Group
Fei Cheng

Cheng, Fei

  • Postdoctoral Associate
    Quantum Nanophotonics Group / Vamivakas Lab

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Dadras, Siamak

  • Postdoctoral Associate
    Quantum Nanophotonics Group / Vamivakas Lab
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Davies, Kai

  • Graduate Program Coordinator

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E, Yiwen

  • Postdoctoral Associate
    Zhang’s Terahertz Research Group
Joseph H. Eberly

Eberly, Joseph H.

  • Andrew Carnegie Professor of Physics
    Professor of Optics

Interests: Theoretical Quantum Optics, including optical entanglement, cavity QED, coherence and decoherence, ultra-intense laser interactions, quantum duality, optical interpretations of the quantum-classical boundary

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El Kabbash, Mohamed

  • Postdoctoral Associate
    Guo Group

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James R. Fienup

Fienup, James R.

  • Robert E. Hopkins Professor of Optics
    Distinguished Scientist in the Laboratory for Laser Energetics
    Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering
    Professor in the Center for Visual Science

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Interests: Image Reconstruction; Wavefront Sensing

Thomas Foster

Foster, Thomas

  • Professor of Imaging Sciences, Emeritus

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Interests: Medical Optics; Photodynamic Therapy

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Nicholas George

George, Nicholas

  • Emeritus Professor of Optics

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Interests: Physical Optics; Imaging

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Giacomelli, Michael

  • Assistant Professor of Biomedical Engineering
    Assistant Professor of Optics

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Interests: Multiphoton Microscopy, Surgical Imaging, Digital Pathology, Fluorescence Lifetime Imaging, 3D and molecular imaging

Chunlei Guo

Guo, Chunlei

  • Professor of Optics
    Senior Scientist in the Laboratory for Laser Energetics

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Interests: Laser-Matter Interactions; Ultrafast Phenomena; Surface Functionalization; Atomic & Molecular Physics

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Haring, Tal

  • Strategic Analyst
Edward Herger

Herger, Edward

  • Senior Lab Engineer
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Huo, Pengfei

  • Associate Professor of Chemistry
    Associate Professor of Optics

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Interests: Theoretical Chemistry; Quantum Dynamics; Quantum Optics; Cavity QED; Light-Matter Interactions; Polariton Chemistry

Professor Huxlin

Huxlin, Krystel

  • James V. Aquavella, MD Professorship in Ophthalmology
    Director of Research, Department of Ophthalmology
    Professor of Ophthalmology
    Professor of Brain/Cognitive Sciences
    Professor of Visual Science
    Professor of Neuroscience
    Professor of Optics

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Interests: Physiological Optics; Laser Vision Correction; Visual Neuroscience and Perception; Clinical Applications

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Kari Brick

Kafka, Kari

  • Financial Analyst
Sethuraj Karimparambil Raju.

Karimaparambil Raju, Sethuraj

  • Postdoctoral Associate
  • Nick Vamivakas, Quantum Nanophotonics Group / Vamivakas Lab
Wayne H. Knox

Knox, Wayne H.

  • Professor of Optics
    Professor of Physics
    Professor of Visual Sciences
    Professor of Materials Science
    Distinguished Scientist in the Laboratory for Laser Energetics

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Michael Koch

Koch, Michael

  • Research Engineer
    Wicks Group
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Krauss, Todd D.

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  • Professor of Chemistry
    Professor of Optics

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Interests: Materials Chemistry and Physics of Colloidal Nanoscale Semiconductors; Optics of nanoscale semiconductor materials; Quantum optics and nanoscience

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Kruschwitz, Jennifer D. T.

  • Associate Professor of Optics
    Senior Scientist, LLE

Interests: Optical Interference Coatings and Color

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Kruschwitz, Brian

  • Associate Professor of Optics
    Senior Scientist, LLE

Interests: High energy and high power laser systems; Optical systems; Adaptive optics; Laser diagnostics

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Kuper, Jerry

  • Senior Scientist
    Boyd Group

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Jordan Leidner

Leidner, Jordan

  • Scientist
    Marciante Group
Qiang Lin

Lin, Qiang

  • Associate Professor of Optics and Electrical and Computer Engineering

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Interests: Nanophotonic Devices; Physics and Applications

Svetlana G. Lukishova

Lukishova, Svetlana G.

  • Group Leader and Adjunct Professor

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Interests: Quantum Nanophotonics; Liquid Crystals; Nonlinear Optics; Quantum and Nano-Optics Teaching Experiments; History of Optics and Photonics

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John Marciante

Marciante, John

  • Associate Professor of Optics

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Interests: Lasers; Waveguides; Fiber Optics; Ultrafast

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Marcos, Susana

  • Nicholas George Endowed Professor in Optics
  • David R. Williams Director, Center for Visual Science

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Brian McIntyre

McIntyre, Brian

  • Lecturer
Benjamin Miller

Miller, Benjamin L.

  • Dean’s Professor of Dermatology
    Professor of Biomedical Engineering
    Professor of Optics
    Professor of Biochemistry and Biophysics

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Interests: Optical Biosensing and Integrated Photonics

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Mitchell, Jim

  • Nano Fabrication Laboratory Technician
Duncan T. Moore

Moore, Duncan T.

  • Rudolf and Hilda Kingslake Professor in Optical Engineering Science
    Professor of Optics
    Professor of Biomedical Engineering
    Professor of Business Administration in the Simon Business School

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Interests: Optical Engineering; Lens Design & Manufacturing; Gradient-Index Optics

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Jessica DeGroote Nelson

Nelson, Jessica DeGroote

  • Adjunct Assistant Professor
Dustin Newman

Newman, Dustin

  • Undergraduate Program Coordinator

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John Palastro

Palastro, John

  • Assistant Professor, Department of Mechanical Engineering
    Associate Professor, Institute of Optics
    Plasma Theory Group Leader and Senior Scientist, Laboratory for Laser Energetics

Interests: Laser matter interactions; nonlinear optics; plasma-based accelerators and radiation sources

Michael Pomerantz

Pomerantz, Michael

  • Technical Associate
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Postigo, Pablo A.

  • Professor of Optics

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Interests: Nanophotonics; Quantum photonics; Solar cells; Biophotonics

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Xiaofeng Qian

Qian, Xiaofeng

  • Research Associate
  • Vamivakas Group

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Professor William Renninger.

Renninger, William

  • Assistant Professor of Optics
    Assistant Professor of Physics

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Interests: Experimental Nonlinear Optics

Jannick Rolland

Rolland, Jannick

  • Brian J. Thompson Professor of Optical Engineering
    Professor of Optics and Biomedical Engineering
    Professor in the Center for Visual Science
  • Director, NSF/IUCRC: Center for Freeform Optics
    Director, R.E. Hopkins Center for Optical Design and Engineering

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Interests: Optical Aberration Theory; Freeform Optics; Metasurfaces; Metaform; Optical System Design; Optical Metrology; Illumination; Instrumentation and System Engineering; Optical Coherence Tomography (OCT); Optical Coherence Elastography (OCE); Augmented and Virtual Reality (AR/VR); Head-Worn Displays; Heads-up Displays

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Russell, Lori

  • Administrator of the Institute

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Savich, Greg

  • Adjunct Assistant Professor
Greg Schmidt

Schmidt, Greg

  • Assistant Professor of Optics
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Singh, Subhash

  • Senior Scientist
    Guo Group
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Snopkowski, Adrienne

  • CeFO Financial Analyst
Carlos R. Stroud, Jr.

Stroud, Carlos R., Jr.

  • Professor Emeritus of Optics
    Professor Emeritus of Physics
  • Institute of Optics Historian

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Interests: Quantum Optics

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Thompson, Brian

  • Emeritus Professor of Optics
  • Provost Emeritus

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Nick Vamivakas

Vamivakas, Nick

  • Professor of Quantum Optics & Quantum Physics

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Interests: Quantum Optics; Quantum Physics

Taco Visser.

Visser, Taco Dirk

  • Professor of Optics

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Waxer, Leon

  • Associate Professor of Optics
    Senior Scientist, LLE

Interests: High energy and high power laser systems; ultrafast laser systems; laser diagnostics; laser system design and modeling

Gary W. Wicks

Wicks, Gary W.

  • Professor of Optics

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Interests: Molecular Beam Epitaxy; Semiconductor Optoelectronics

David R. Williams

Williams, David R.

  • William G. Allyn Professor of Medical Optics
    Professor of Optics
    Professor of Brain and Cognitive Sciences
    Professor of Ophthalmology
    Professor of Biomedical Engineering
  • Director, Center for Visual Science

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Interests: The Human Visual System; Physiological Optics

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Geunyoung Yoon

Yoon, Geunyoung

  • Professor of Ophthalmology, Optics
  • Center for Visual science and Biomedical Engineering

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Interests: Biomedical and Visual Optics; Ophthalmic Optics; Human Vision; Adaptive Optics

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James M. Zavislan

Zavislan, James M.

  • Professor of Optics
    Professor of Biomedical Engineering
    Associate Professor of Ophthalmology
    Associate Professor, Center for Visual Science
    Mercer Brugler Distinguished Teaching Professor 2018-2021

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Interests: Optical Engineering; Biomedical Optical Systems

Xi-Cheng Zhang

Zhang, Xi-Cheng

  • M. Parker Givens Professor of Optics
    Professor of Physics
    Distinguished Scientist, Laboratory for Laser Energetics

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Interests: Ultrafast Photonics; Nonlinear Optics; Laser Physics; TeraHertz Waves

Ying Zhang

Zhang, Ying

  • Visiting Scientist
    Guo Group
Jonathan D. Zuegel

Zuegel, Jonathan D.

  • Professor of Optics
    Director, Laser and Materials Technology Division at LLE
    Distinguished Scientist, Laboratory for Laser Energetics

Interests: Solid-State Lasers; Nonlinear Optics; Electro-Optics; Laser Diagnostics