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William Renninger

William Renninger

  • Assistant Professor of Optics

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 for a variety of nano- and bio-applications. His group also investigates the coherent interactions between photons and phonons for applications such as quantum computing and networking. Please see the group website for further information.