Current Group Members

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Our Team

Jaime Cardenas
Jaime CardenasAssistant Professor
Prof. Jaime Cardenas earned his Ph.D. from the University of Alabama in Huntsville in Optical Science and Engineering. His research was in single air interface bends and waveguide microcantilevers. After two years as a process engineer, Jaime joined the Cornell Nanophotonics Group. He joined the faculty of The Institute of Optics as an Assistant Professor in July 2016.

Graduate Students

Marisa Granados
Marisa Granados
Marissa Granados Baez is a graduate student at the University of Rochester pursuing a PhD degree in Optics. She earned her Bachelor’s degree in Physics from the Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México (UNAM) in 2016. She is interested in 2D material structures and nanophotonics.
Meiting Song
Meiting Song
Meiting is a PhD student at The Institute of Optics at the University of Rochester. In 2016 she received her Bachelor’s degree in Optics from Tianjin University, China. Her thesis focused on generation and propagation of self-accelerating beams. She also spent two years of her under- graduate study at Nankai University, China.
Juniyali Nauriyal
Juniyali Nauriyal
Juniyali is a PhD student at The Institute of Optics at the University of Rochester. She received her Bachelor’s degree in Engineering with a major in Instrumentation and Control Systems from the University of Mumbai, India and she earned her Masters degree from The Institute of Optics at the University of Rochester.
Yi Zhang
Yi Zhang
Yi is a graduate student at the University of Rochester pursuing a PhD at The Institute of Optics. He received his Bachelor’s degree in Optical Engineering from Zhejiang University in 2017. He is interested in the optical properties of novel materials.
Xiatong He
Xiatong He
Xiaotong is a graduate student at the University of Rochester pursuing a PhD at The Institute of Optics. She received her Bachelor’s degree in Physics from University of Science and Technology of China (USTC) in 2018. Her research focuses on non-linear photonics.
Kwadwo (Kojo) Opong-Mensah
Kwadwo (Kojo) Opong-Mensah
Kwadwo is an MS Optics student at the University of Rochester pursuing research in nonlinear and quantum processes in integrated photonics. After completion of his BS and MS in Electrical Engineering at RIT, he spent time in industry before returning to academia.

Undergraduate Students

Christian Tolfa
Christian Tolfa
Christian is an undergraduate student of the University of Rochester class of 2021, majoring in Optical Engineering at the Institute of Optics.
Lauren Scheg
Lauren Scheg
Lauren is an undergraduate student at the University of Rochester Class of 2021, pursuing a BS in optical engineering. She is President of UR Club Softball and Treasurer of Alpha Phi Omega. She is a member of the University of Rochester’s 2019 REU (Research Experience for Undergraduates).
Jacob Trzaska
Jacob Trzaska
Jacob is a member of the University of Rochester’s 2019 REU (Research Experience for Undergraduates): Nano-, Bio-, and Quantum Photonics. He is a Physics undergraduate of the University of Nevada, Reno class of 2020.