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Electro-Optics Offers Unparalleled Research Opportunities to Complement Your Courses.

Receive an advanced degree in Electro-Optics and be at the heart of new technologies in telecommunications, medicine and manufacturing. 

The University of Dayton's Electro-Optics Graduate Program began in 1983 with challenging courses complemented by unparalleled research opportunities including a laser radar curriculum through our Ladar and Optical Communications Institute (LOCI) — we offer cutting-edge technology.

Collaboration between the School of Engineering and the College of Arts and Sciences provides a path to your academic success, and the U.S. Air Force and other regional businesses join our efforts with their resources. On campus, we offer 20 dedicated electro-optics laboratories. Off campus, we have access to the nation's largest Air Force research and development facilities as well as the labs at the University of Dayton Research Institute, which conducts over $70 million in annual sponsored research. 

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Collaborate with Leaders and Scholars.

The University of Dayton Electro-Optics Graduate Program offers Master of Science (M.S.) and Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) degrees.  As a student, you'll collaborate with industry leaders and scholars who are experts in ladar system analysis and design, RF digital and free space optical communications, fiber optic sensing/communications, scanning and nonlinear optical image processing, quantum and nonlinear optics phenomena in heterogeneous systems, micro and nano-fabrication, infrared imaging, optical thin films and nanomaterials, semiconductor lasers, photodetectors, computational electromagnetics, nanophotonics, biophotonics, polarization sensing and engineering, and wavefront sensing and engineering.

Click the link to visit the University's Areas of Study for course information:
Electro-Optics (M.S. and Ph.D.)

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Careers: Be the Future of the Optics Industry.

While our electro-optics program is in the School of Engineering, it intersects science and engineering. We feature faculty contributions from Engineering as well as the College of Arts and Sciences. 

After graduation, you'll be in a position of leadership and expertise to guide and shape the future of the optics industry and technology — professionally, ethically and globally.

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Let Us Know How We Can Support You.

We offer a variety of financial aid, fellowships, assistantships and professional development. Let us know how we can support you.

There are funds available through the AFRL/DAGSI Ohio Student-Faculty Research Fellowship Program, which supports graduate science and engineering students and faculty who conduct research in areas targeted by the Air Force Research Laboratory at Wright Patterson Air Force Base.
 

Program information and requirements can be found at dagsi.org. Application deadline is January 31.

 

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Research Support: UD, UDRI, AFRL, Industry, State of Ohio and the Federal Government.

Electro-optic technology is rapidly revising the way we use and interact with technology. Our program is one of the most advanced in the world. Consider these areas of study:

  • Bio-photonics
  • Image processing
  • Active remote sensing
  • Nano-photonics devices and systems fabrication
  • Nanoscale imaging and nano-characterization
  • Nano-material
  • Nonlinear optics

Research opportunities for M.S. and Ph.D. candidates are available from individual faculty members, the University of Dayton Research Institute and the Air Force Research Laboratory. We have full support from industry, the state of Ohio and the federal government in our mission to educate engineers and scientists for the optics industry. Our courses continue to evolve to meet the needs of our optics community.

RESEARCH CENTERS

Faculty and Staff

We are actively engaged in industry-leading research while remaining focused on the enhancement of educational practice and electro-optics engineering scholarship. We continually form partnerships to explore the most advanced aspects of electro-optics, and two primary partners are the Air Force Research Laboratory at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base and the University of Dayton Research Institute. Director: Partha Banerjee.  Administrative assistant:  Meghan Phipps.

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Banerjee , Partha 

Professor; Director, Electro-Optics Graduate ProgramFull-Time FacultySchool of Engineering: Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering
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Phipps, Meghan 

Administrative AssistantStaffSchool of Engineering: Electro-Optics Graduate Engineering Program
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Agha, Imad 

Assistant ProfessorFull-Time FacultySchool of Engineering: Electro-Optics Graduate Engineering Program
College of Arts and Sciences: Physics

Chong, Andy 

Assistant ProfessorFull-Time FacultySchool of Engineering: Electro-Optics Graduate Engineering Program
College of Arts and Sciences: Electro-Optics, Physics
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Deng, Cong 

Scientist and Lecturer, Electro-Optics Graduate ProgramFull-Time FacultySchool of Engineering: Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering
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Duncan, Bradley  

Executive Director; ProfessorFull-Time FacultyGraduate Academic Affairs
School of Engineering: Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering
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Haus, Joseph  

Professor, Electro-Optics Graduate ProgramFull-Time FacultySchool of Engineering: Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering
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Mathews, Jay 

Assistant ProfessorFull-Time FacultySchool of Engineering: Electro-Optics Graduate Engineering Program
College of Arts and Sciences: Physics
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McManamon, Paul 

Technical Director, Ladar and Optical Communications Institute (LOCI)Part-Time FacultySchool of Engineering: Electro-Optics Graduate Engineering Program
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Polnau, Ernst 

Research Scientist, Electro-Optics Graduate Program and Intelligent Optics LaboratoryStaffSchool of Engineering: Electro-Optics Graduate Engineering Program
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Sarangan, Andrew  

Professor, electro-optics and electricalFull-Time FacultySchool of Engineering: Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering
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Schepler, Kenneth 

Adjunct Professor and Principal Scientist, AFRL Sensors DirectorateAdjunctSchool of Engineering: Electro-Optics Graduate Engineering Program
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Vorontsov, Mikhail 

Professor, Electro-Optics Graduate Program; Director, Intelligent Optics Laboratory; Endowed Chair, LADARStaffSchool of Engineering: Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering
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Watson, Edward 

Joint Appointment with University of Dayton Research InstituteSchool of Engineering: Electro-Optics Graduate Engineering Program
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Weyrauch, Thomas  

Senior Researcher, Electro-Optics Graduate Program and Intelligent Optics LaboratoryStaffSchool of Engineering: Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering
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Zhan, Qiwen  

Professor, Electro-Optics Graduate Program; Managing Director, UD-Fraunhofer Joint Research CenterFull-Time FacultySchool of Engineering: Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering

Connect with the Electro-Optics Graduate Program. Change the Way We See the World.

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Office Information Contacts

University of Dayton
School of Engineering
Electro-Optics Graduate Program          
College Park Center Room 572
300 College Park
Dayton, OH 45469-2951

Phone:  937-229-2797

Partha Banerjee
Director

Meghan Phipps
Administrative Assistant

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