Department of Electro-Optics and Photonics Dr. Joe Haus Lab

We’re extremely sensitive about our research.

The Department of Electro-optics and Photonics engages experts from biology, chemistry and physics on a process to detect individual molecules that could reveal precursors to cancer or other health issues. This adaptable process could also be used to identify environmental or safety threats.

Sensitivity and selectivity are the keys. By measuring the light signal of a fiber, we could detect just one part in more than 1014 because a single molecule would change the signal. With this process, a breakthrough in healthcare treatment would be achieved by discovering health issues at an earlier stage; the process could also be completely noninvasive, such as analyzing a person’s breath.

It’s just one way the Department of Electro-Optics and Photonics lights the future of change at the University of Dayton.

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As dean of the School of Engineering, I am privileged to watch our students growing into engineers dedicated to a better world for us all. At the University of Dayton, we're committed to supporting student success by providing opportunities that connect learning, research and scholarship with leadership and service — the Catholic, Marianist tradition.

With our shared knowledge, we can continue to transform engineering education to prepare our students for even greater success.

Eddy Rojas
Dean of the School of Engineering


Department of Electro-Optics & Photonics

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300 College Park 
Dayton, Ohio 45469 - 2951