Director's Message

On December 20, 2013, the UN General Assembly’s 68th Session proclaimed 2015 as the International Year of Light (IYL). In proclaiming an international year focusing on the topic of light science and its applications, the UN has recognized the importance of raising global awareness about how light-based technologies promote sustainable development and provide solutions to global challenges in energy, education, agriculture and health.

In the spirit of IYL, the Electro-Optics (EO) Program at the University of Dayton (UD) continues to educate young minds on various applications of optics and photonics.  As one of the premiere institutions in the nation on photonics, we strive to excel in a variety of areas, including lasers, imaging, quantum optics, nonlinear optics, holography, polarization, nano-optics, propagation through turbulence, LIDAR, and optical sensing.  We have a group of dedicated from EO, Physics, and Electrical & Computer Engineering, along with about 35 MS and 30 PhD students.  Between our faculty, we have 20 Fellows of professional organizations and multiple book authors.  Optonicus, a small business within EO, continues its excellence in developing high energy fiber laser systems, and was recently featured in Optics and Photonics News.

Welcome to EO @ UD. I wish you all a very happy, illuminating, and productive year!

Unparalleled research.

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 research opportunities.

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 and the University of Dayton Research Institute labs, which conducts over $70 million in annual sponsored research. 

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Electro-Optics Graduate Program

Fitz Hall 572 
300 College Park 
Dayton, Ohio 45469 - 2951

937-229-2797 

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