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Congratulations Christopher Wilson, PhD Candidate in Optical Science and Engineering, on being awarded the Lucille P. and Edward C. Giles Graduate School Dissertation-Year Fellowship for 2015 – 2016!
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Congratulations Yasunori Furukawa on receiving the Canon Fellowship to study abroad. Welcome to UNC Charlotte! More Information ...

Congratulations Herminso Villarraga-Gómez on winning 3rd place at the Optics & Photonics News 10th annual After Image photo contest 2015! More Information...

UNC Charlotte | Graduate Programs in Optical Science and Engineering

Graduate Programs in Optical Science and Engineering

The Ph.D. and M.S. programs in Optical Science and Engineering are interdisciplinary, involving primarily five science and engineering departments and two centers (Departments of Physics & Optical Science, Chemistry, Mathematics & Statistics, Electrical & Computer Engineering, and Mechanical Engineering & Engineering Science; the Center for Optoelectronics & Optical Communications; and the Center for Precision Metrology).  The program is administered through the Department of Physics and Optical Science.  The purpose of the program is to educate scientists and engineers who will develop the next generation of optical technology.  The program emphasizes basic and applied interdisciplinary education and research in the following specialties of optics:

  • Micro-optics and nanophotonics
  • Fiber and integrated optics
  • Optoelectronic materials and devices
  • Biomedical optics
  • Optical interferometry and metrology
  • Optical fabrication
  • Nanoscale imaging and spectroscopy
  • Adaptive optics
  • Optical communication
  • Novel light-matter interactions
  • Quantum optics
  • Optical sensors and measurements