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.
June 8, 2020
John Kanwisher passed away on May 7, 2020. He was an alumnus of the Institute, graduating in 1947 af ...
April 30, 2020
Dustin Newman, undergraduate program manager at the Institute of Optics, is the 2020 recipient of th ...
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 ...
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.
Summer Courses Online
Registration is now open for the 59th Annual Summer Short Course Series (offered online). See our summer courses page for more information and to register.
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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