The 2020 onsite Summer Short Course Series is canceled. Please check back for information about our soon-to-be-announced online Summer Short Course Series.
Major & Minor
Pursue a degree or take courses in optics or optical engineering.
We emphasize collaboration and collegiality in our master’s and doctoral programs.
Research includes quantum optics, nanophotonics, optoelectronics, and more.
March 18, 2020
The University of Rochester—and the Institute of Optics in particular—are well represent ...
February 4, 2020
William Renninger, assistant professor of optics, has been awarded a prestigious National Science Fo ...
January 29, 2020
Jennifer Kruschwitz, assistant professor of optics, has been elected a board member of the Inter-Soc ...
November 26, 2019
Manuel Guizar-Sicairos ’08 (MS), ’10 (PhD), an Institute of Optics alumnus and currently ...
November 15, 2019
Two faculty members and a visiting professor at the University of Rochester’s Institute of Opt ...
November 6, 2019
Katie Schwertz ’08 says she “didn’t really know anything about optics” until ...
August 27, 2019
In addition to remarkable research and teaching skills, this year’s recipient of the Hajim Sch ...
August 16, 2019
After graduating with a master's in optical engineering from the Ecole Superieure d’Optiq ...
The IA Program provides training and informational benefits to participating companies and allows the Institute to learn more about industry needs and concerns. This exchange improves our partners’ ability to use modern optical technology while increasing our ability to educate individuals to assume key roles within their companies.
Now Accepting Applications!
Applications for the MS and PhD programs are open now through January 15, 2020.
New training in AR/VR tech gives Rochester doctoral students an edge
A $1.5 million grant from the National Science Foundation will establish a structured, well-rounded training program for University scholars applying augmented and virtual reality in health, education, design, and other fields.Continue Reading
The average starting salary for the Institute of Optics class of 2018 was $76,620.
Approximately 5 percent of the Institute of Optics class of 2018 went on to participate in programs such as the Fulbright Scholarship.
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