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.
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 ...
August 13, 2019
Eryn Fennig, a PhD candidate in the lab of Duncan Moore, Rudolf and Hilda Kingslake Professor in Opt ...
August 8, 2019
Two recent awards pay tribute to Govind Agrawal, the James C. Wyant Professor of Optics at the Insti ...
July 24, 2019
Matthias (Matt) Banet won the Outstanding Student Paper award from the Optical Society (OSA) for his ...
June 28, 2019
The top finisher in this year’s Luminate competition is a startup company with strong ties to ...
June 10, 2019
Amelia Nice may not have fully understood the science involved, but the 2-year-old was clearly intri ...
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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