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Gabriel Popescu
2002 PhD in Optics
XGabriel Popescu
2002 PhD in Optics
I see my graduate studies at CREOL as the most important step in my training. The solid optics foundation allowed me to do well in research later. I am trying to incorporate as much as possible in the course that I am teaching now ECE460- Optical Imaging, and the new course I proposed for spring term called ECE598- Topics in Light Microscopy. Both of these courses are ones offered at the University of Illinois.more...
David Haefner
2010 PhD in Optics
Umar Piracha
2012 PhD in Electrical Engineering
Michaël Hemmer
2011 PhD in Optics
Hubert Seigneur
2010 PhD in Optics

Optics & Photonics PhD: Program


The Optics PhD program provides the highest-quality education in optical science and engineering, allowing students to conduct scholarly, fundamental, and applied research, while aiding in the development of Florida's and the nation's technology-based industries. Read more...

Degree Requirements

The Optics PhD requires a minimum of 72 hours graduate semester credit hours, as described in the table below. Detail requirements are given in the Graduate Catalog.
PhD Requirements: 72 credit hours overall
Coursework (39 Hours) Core (15 hours) OSE 5115 Interference, Diffraction and Coherence
OSE 5312 Light Matter Interactions
OSE 6111 Optical Wave Propagation
OSE 6211 Imaging & Optical Systems
OSE 6525 Laser Engineering
Additional Coursework requirements (24 hours) At least 15 hours must be Optics course work
At least 6 hours science/engineering graduate laboratory (at least 3 hours must be in Optics)
Research and Dissertation (33 Hours) Dissertation Hours At least 15 hours of dissertation (OSE 7980)
Other No more than 18 hours combined of directed research, doctoral research and independent studies, (OSE 6918, 7919 or 6908) may be counted toward the PhD degree.

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