mtangari [at] ur [dot] rochester [dot] edu
Freeform Optics, Lens Design
I was born and raised in Montevideo, Uruguay. In 2012, I emigrated to the US to pursue my bachelor’s degree at Loyola Marymount University in Los Angeles. I graduated with a BSE in Mechanical Engineering and a BS in Physics, both Magna cum Laude in 2016. I interned at Tribogenics, a start up in Silicon Beach, that is developing a handheld XRF device for metal alloy identification. My undergraduate research focused on the design and construction of a Fourier Transform Spectrometer. This experience inspired me to pursue a career in optics/metrology. In 2016, I started my PhD at the University of Rochester, where I am currently working on the development of an instrument to accurately measure freeform optical surfaces as part of the Center for Freeform Optics.