Electro-Optics and Photonics

Chair's Message

The Department of Electro-Optics and Photonics at the University of Dayton is internationally recognized as one of the top optics programs in the U.S. and ranked highly by the National Research Council. With over $2M in annual research expenditures, close proximity to the Air Force Research Labs (AFRL) and with over 20 Fellows of professional organizations amongst its faculty, you will be engaged in experiences that have an extensive range of learning opportunities, both in courses and in research areas. With our joint faculty from physics and electrical and computer engineering, you can work on projects funded by NSF, Air Force, AFOSR, Army, ARO, Navy, etc. You will receive hands-on, real-world experience from our uniquely designed lab courses, working in our 20 optics and nanofab research labs, centers, and AFRL, or obtaining internships with highly successful small companies on-site, such as Optonicus and Exciting Technologies, which were founded by our faculty.  Our faculty, research staff and students collaborate with their counterparts at other top-notch institutions including Stanford, Arizona, Penn State and SUNY Buffalo. Our alumni are employed in government agencies such as AFRL and Navy as well as world-renowned companies such as Apple, Google, Newport, Thorlabs, and L3.

When you combine this level of excellence with the numerous research opportunities, it is easy to see why students from top optics institutions around the world, such as Huazhong University of Science and Technology in China and Centro de Investigaciones en Optica in Mexico, join us in our pursuit of world-leading scholarship and development.

Best wishes to all and warm regards,

Partha Banerjee, Department Chair, EOP

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The National Science Foundation has awarded Dr. Andy Chong over $300K. Read the Dayton Business Journal story here. Watch the WDTN-TV clip here. Read the news release.

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Sponsored by Department of Electro-Optics and Photonics

The department has research and teaching assistantship positions. The teaching assistantships usually are done in collaboration with the Physics Department. Each assistantship may include a stipend and tuition remission. Assistantship contract durations and funding vary and reflect one school year at a time. For consideration for an assistantship, applicants should indicate their interest when completing the online application. For more details, please contact the department.

Sponsored by School of Engineering and Provost


Assistantships are annual, renewable and include tuition plus a monthly stipend. Positions are available in all engineering departments and include teaching or research assistant responsibilities.

To be considered, students must meet the following requirements: GPA of 3.5 or greater; GRE score > 325 combined; GRE analytical writing score of 4.5 or greater and graduate school application submitted in full (no separate application required for assistantship).

NOTE: Current University of Dayton undergraduate and graduate students are not eligible for this assistantship. Underrepresented minorities and women are encouraged to apply. Assistantship recipients will be notified no later than May 1, 2019.

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Electro-Optics and Photonics, Dr. Partha Banerjee, Department Chair

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