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Job Posting: In Search of Two New Professors

   January 6, 2023

The Department of Physics and Optical Science is currently seeking two new faculty members to join our team as professors; we are currently seeking candidates who possess a Ph.D. or equivalent degree in optical science, optical engineering, physics, or another closely related field. Preferred candidates will have a significant record of research and publication and a strong commitment to...

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Research of Dr. Menelaos Poutous Highlighted by SPIE

   November 11, 2022

The research of Associate Professor Dr. Menelaos Poutous has recently been highlighted by The International Society for Optics and Photonics due to the valuable insights it offers surrounding the fabrication of diffraction gradings. The paper, published by Dr. Poutous and Dr. Hanshin Lee of the University of Texas at Austin in October of this year, is titled "...

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UNC Charlotte Earns High International Marks for Research, Academic Excellence

   November 9, 2022

In the recently released 2023 Times Higher Education World University rankings, Charlotte climbed 33 spots among U.S. universities. The results are regarded as one of the leading national...

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Telescope Generously Donated to Department by Long-Time Lover of Learning

   October 31, 2022

The UNC Charlotte Department of Physics and Optical Science would like to express its utmost gratitude to John Edwards for his generous donation of a Meade telescope, and to his daughter, Lesley Edwards, for working with our team to bring the telescope to campus. Mr. Edwards' telescope will be utilized by students in the Introduction to Astronomy labs (PHYS 1130L) and by the Society of Physics...

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Grad Student receives the AVS MEMS/NEMS TG Best Research Work Award

Grad Student receives the AVS MEMS/NEMS TG Best Research Work Award
   October 3, 2022

Grad Student Paige Stinson recieved the AVS MEMS/NEMS TG Best Research Work Award for her presentation: "One-Dimensional Photonic Crystals with Narrow-Band Defect Modes Fabricated by Direct Laser Writing," by Victoria P. Stinson, M. McLamb, and T. Hofmann. Paige will be presenting this talk...

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Department Grads, Faculty, and Staff Gather for a 'Party at the Farm'

Department Grads, Faculty, and Staff Gather for a 'Party at the Farm'
   September 28, 2022

Saturday, September 24th - Faculty, staff, and graduate students from the UNC Charlotte Department of Physics and Optical Science gathered at the Boreman Family Farm in Salisbury to celebrate good food, good times, and good company. About sixty attendees enjoyed the Southern barbecue catered by local joint The Smoke Pit, in addition to visiting with the farm's horses, peeking at an abandoned...

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Two UNCC Graduates Receive SMART Seed Grant

Two UNCC Graduates Receive SMART Seed Grant
   September 28, 2022

Two graduates from the UNC Charlotte Optical Science and Engineering Ph.D. program have recently been included among thirty-three recipients of the Department of Defense's Science, Mathematics, and Research for Transformation (SMART) Seed Grants. Joel Solomon and Jonathan Koerber, who both graduated this past spring, received the prestigious award in August for Fiscal Year (FY) 2023.

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Charlotte Alum Dr. Nikita Nikulsin to Return for Special Colloquium

Charlotte Alum Dr. Nikita Nikulsin to Return for Special Colloquium
   September 7, 2022

You're invited! 

On Thursday, September 15th, at 2:00 p.m., Charlotte alum Dr. Nikita Nikulsin will be returning to campus to speak at a special colloquium in Grigg 133. The event is being hosted by Dr. Jacobs, Director of the Physics Undergraduate Mentoring Program (PUMP), and all departmental students and faculty are invited to attend. Free pizza and beverages will be...

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Luke DeMars Receives Synopsys 2022 Robert S. Hilbert Memorial Optical Design Award

Ph.D. Student Luke DeMars Wins Prestigious Award
   August 31, 2022

Congratulations to Luke DeMars, a Ph.D. student in optical science and engineering here at UNC Charlotte, who has recently been awarded the Synopsys 2022 Robert S. Hilbert Memorial Optical Design Award for his project titled, "Optical modeling of generalized mid-spatial-frequency surface errors." As the...

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Prof. M. Yasin Raja Promoted as SPIE Fellow

   February 2, 2022

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