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New training in AR/VR tech gives Rochester doctoral students an edge

New training in AR/VR tech gives Rochester doctoral students an edge

September 18, 2019

A $1.5 million grant from the National Science Foundation will establish a structured, well-rounded training program for University scholars applying augmented and virtual reality in health, education, design, and other fields.

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Nick Vamivakas named dean of graduate education and postdoctoral affairs

Nick Vamivakas named dean of graduate education and postdoctoral affairs

July 26, 2019

Vamivakas succeeds Melissa Sturge-Apple as dean of graduate education and postdoctoral affairs in Arts, Sciences, and Engineering.

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Apollo astronauts’ back-up plans included a head butt

Apollo astronauts’ back-up plans included a head butt

July 19, 2019

When Duncan Moore, Rochester professor of optical engineering, met the Apollo 11 astronauts during 30th anniversary celebrations in 1999 he had to ask: What would you have done if your radios failed during the historic moon walk?

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Qiang Lin receives nation’s top honor for early-career investigators

Qiang Lin receives nation’s top honor for early-career investigators

July 10, 2019

Qiang Lin, an expert in integrated quantum photonics and nonlinear nanophotonics at the University of Rochester, is a recipient of the Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers (PECASE).

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David Williams steps down as AS&E dean for research

David Williams steps down as AS&E dean for research

July 8, 2019

Dean for research in Arts, Sciences & Engineering since 2011, Williams stepped down on July 1 to return full time to his research.

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Startups with University ties win big at Luminate competition

Startups with University ties win big at Luminate competition

July 8, 2019

Ovitz and VPG Medical took home first and second prize in this year’s Luminate competition, the world’s largest startup accelerator program for optics, photonics, and imaging technologies.

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Translating Nobel-worthy science for a broad audience

Translating Nobel-worthy science for a broad audience

May 15, 2019

For their capstone project, a senior design team has built a demonstration model for museum audiences of the Nobel Prize-winning laser technology developed by Rochester alumna Donna Strickland ’89 (PhD).

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Women of invention: How Rochester faculty find success as patent-holders

Women of invention: How Rochester faculty find success as patent-holders

April 16, 2019

They create novel devices and develop new technologies with global impact. The University of Rochester ranks fourth among US universities in its percentage of international patent holders who are women. What brought these women to the University–and what enables them to thrive?

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From a dancer’s form to freeform optics

From a dancer’s form to freeform optics

April 14, 2019

Jannick Rolland, director of the Center of Freeform Optics, has 35 patents to her name and is listed among the top women pioneers in augmented and virtual reality.

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‘Optical tweezer’ takes Nobel concept in a new direction

‘Optical tweezer’ takes Nobel concept in a new direction

April 2, 2019

Rochester researchers are trapping nanoparticle-sized silica beads in an “optical tweezer” in a series of experiments that could shed new light on the fundamental properties of lasers.

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