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Research and innovation are essential to our nation’s economy. The discoveries in our laboratories provide the foundation for training future engineers and scientists. They also generate commercially viable ideas for licensing and new venture creation.

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New research initiative turns laser focus on high-energy-density physics

“Our people and our resources put us in a unique position to gain insights in the field of high-energy-density physics,” says Provost and Senior VP for Research Rob Clark.

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Song lyrics in real time and in multiple languages

Zhiyao Duan launched an automatic lyrics display system. The system is able to follow a performance and display lyrics on a large screen in real time in multiple languages.

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Researcher recognized for significant discoveries

In honor of his contributions to medical imaging and image processing, Kevin Parker has been named a fellow of the National Academy of Inventors.


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Center offers a range of research opportunities

Under the direction of Jannick Rolland, the Center for Freeform Optics offers a growing number of research opportunities for students and scientists alike.

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100 years of optics

The Optical Society of America held their 100th annual meeting in Rochester, featuring research by Thomas Brown, Miguel Alonso, David Williams, and other University faculty.

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More engagement for students

Beth Olivares and Wendi Heinzelman have received two grants from NSF that will support outreach to underrepresented students.

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New grant to add efficiency to integrated quantum photonics

Under a four-year, $2 million NSF grant, Qiang Lin will lead a photonics system integration research project. Learn more about the award and the research here.

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Professors awarded grant to research bone density

Andrew Berger and Hani Awad have received a $1.88M NIH grant to study bone quality and fracture risk.

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Five key approaches to inertial confinement fusion

Riccardo Betti is the coauthor of a review on realizing abundant, clean energy from inertial confinement fusion. The review was published in Nature Physics.

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A game changer for photonics

A team led by Robert W. Boyd has demonstrated that the transparent, electrical conductor indium tin oxide can result in up to 100 times greater nonlinearity than other known materials. This could have a large impact on the study of photonics.

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Can computers be better communicators?

As part of a research team, James Allen, Ehsan Hoque, and Lenhart Schubert have received a DARPA grant to study ways to enhance the communication capabilities of computers.

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An app to avoid food poisoning

Want to avoid restaurants with poor health department inspections? Henry Kautz’s team has an app for that.

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