Professor William Renninger.

William Renninger

  • Associate Professor of Optics
  • Associate Professor of Physics

PhD, Applied Physics, Cornell University, 2012

214 Wilmot
(585) 276-3709


Short Biography

William Renninger received his BS and PhD degrees in Applied Physics from Cornell University. After his PhD he was a postdoctoral research associate in the Department of Applied Physics at Yale University. He has since joined the Institute of Optics at the University of Rochester as an assistant professor.

Research Overview

Professor Renninger’ s research interest is in experimental light-matter interactions. His group focuses on ultrafast nonlinear optics and pulsed lasers for applications including imaging deep into the brain. They also investigate the coherent interactions between photons and phonons for applications such as quantum computing, high-speed networking, and dark matter detection. Please see the group website for further information.

Research Interests

  • Experimental Nonlinear Optics