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Three honored with Goergen Awards for teaching excellence

Three honored with Goergen Awards for teaching excellence

October 16, 2017

Established in 1997, the award recognizes distinctive teaching accomplishments of faculty in Arts, Science, and Engineering. “The recipients embody all that we value in teaching at the University,” says Dean of the College Jeffrey Runner.

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‘It’s an amazing feeling when students have that sort of “ah-ha” moment, and you realize they get it.‘

‘It’s an amazing feeling when students have that sort of “ah-ha” moment, and you realize they get it.‘

October 16, 2017

My parents were missionaries. They would work in Pakistan for four years, return to Massachusetts for a year, and then go back for four years. So I lived in Pakistan from birth till age 16, with a couple of years back here in the U.S. It was great. I went to an international school, and […]

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Generating terahertz radiation from water makes ‘the impossible, possible’

Generating terahertz radiation from water makes ‘the impossible, possible’

September 27, 2017

Optics professor Xi-Cheng Zhang has worked for nearly a decade to solve a scientific puzzle.

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Freeform optical device packs more punch in a smaller package

Freeform optical device packs more punch in a smaller package

August 7, 2017

Spectrometers are used in a variety of applications, from environmental monitoring to astronomy to healthcare diagnostics. A new design using freeform optics upends more than a century of optical design.

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Scott Carney ‘absolutely honored’ to direct Institute of Optics

Scott Carney ‘absolutely honored’ to direct Institute of Optics

June 26, 2017

The Rochester alumnus will build on the institute’s outstanding reputation as nation’s oldest school of optics, as he takes up his new position on July 1.

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Engineering skills meet ‘real world’ challenges

Engineering skills meet ‘real world’ challenges

May 3, 2017

From drones that see color to devices that help veterinarians extract the objects our pets swallow, this year’s Design Day showcases 87 seniors projects from students in five engineering departments and computer science.

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University start-ups highlighted in national innovation report

University start-ups highlighted in national innovation report

April 26, 2017

Two University of Rochester start-up companies are among those singled out in a new report from the Science Coalition identifying 102 companies that trace their roots to federally-funded university research.

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Imaging at the speed of light

Imaging at the speed of light

March 13, 2017

Chunlei Guo and his team have used lasers to make materials extremely water repellent. Now the researchers can visualize, for the first time, the complete evolution of micro- and nanoscale structural formation on the material’s surface.

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New ‘needle pulse’ beam pattern packs a punch

New ‘needle pulse’ beam pattern packs a punch

January 24, 2017

An “analytically beautiful mathematical solution” could bring unprecedented sharpness to ultrasound and radar images, burn precise holes in manufactured materials at a nano scale—even etch new properties onto their surfaces.

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New retinal imaging technique gives us closer look at the eye

New retinal imaging technique gives us closer look at the eye

January 2, 2017

Researchers at the Rochester Medical Center are the first to be able to make out the individual cells at the back of the eye that are implicated in vision loss in diseases like glaucoma. They hope their revolutionary new technique could prevent vision loss via earlier diagnosis and treatment for these diseases.

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