EOP Latest News & Events



Monday, May 14th
5:00 PM, Fitz Hall 580
Dissertation Defense: Diane Beamer
Title: "Polarization Signatuture in Vector Space"

2018 Stander Symposium

Electro-Optics & Photonics Department Special Session

April 18th,  Fitz Hall Room 580E,  1:00 pm –3:10 pm

Click here for more info 

EOP Open house

When - March 21st , 10 AM to 2 PM

Where - KL Lobby


Tech-fest 2018

When - February 17 and 18

Where- Dayton campus of Sinclair Community College

Proposal Writing Workshop

Proposal Writing Feb 15 & 16 2018 (Thurs & Fri). 

By Dr. Andrew Sarangan.  Read more

Electro-optics candidacy exam

Saturday, February 10th, 2018

From 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM



electro-optics holiday potluck

Where: Fitz Hall 568

When: Friday, Dec. 8th

Time: 4:30 PM

Light entrée and drinks will be provided.

Please bring a family favorite entrée, side or dessert to serve at least 3 people.

Students, Alumni, Faculty, and Staff are invited to bring family and significant others.

There will be games and wonderful company!

Please no alcohol!

Direct Questions to Joshua Burrow: burrowj2@udayton.edu


Dr. Andy Chong is awarded with $300K NSF grant for laser project


The National Science Foundation has awarded Dr. Andy Chong $302,700 to create the next generation of pulsed lasers for hospitals and clinics.
Read the Dayton Business Journal story here
Watch the WDTN-TV clip here
See on the news release

Fall Hike 2017

Who: Everyone is invited to join Professor Haus on a hike
What: ~6 mile hike
When: Saturday, October 21 from 9:00-12:30pm
Where: Sugarcreek MetroPark
Why: Experience the beautiful outdoors and take a research and homework breakfall hike 2017

Twin Creek MetroPark 9688 Eby Road, Germantown, Ohio 45327
From Fitz Hall:
1. Make a left outside of Fitz Hall parking lot heading north on Brown St.
2. Turn left onto Stewart St,
3. Turn left onto S Edwin C Moses Blvd
4. Merge onto I-75S via the ramp on the left toward Cincinnati
5. Take the E Dixie Dr exit (EXIT 47) toward West Carrollton (approximately 3.91 miles)
6. Turn right onto E Central Ave.
7. Turn right onto N Miami Ave.
8. Continue straight on N Miami Ave then becomes Farmersvil W Carrollton Rd.
9. Continue straight on Farmersvil W Carrollton Rd then becomes Farmersville W Carrollton Rd
10. Turn left onto Dayton Germantown Pike (OH-4). Continue to follow OH-4 (If you are on Farersvill W Corrol Rd and reach Germantown Liberty Rd you’ve gone about 1.1 miles too far.)
11. Turn slight left on Eby Rd (Eby Rd is 0.3 miles past Carlisle Pike.)
12. In 3.0 miles you will have reached the destination (on left): 9688 Eby Rd., Germantown, OH 45327

SPIE/OSA Student Chapter Elections

Who: EO Graduate Students
What: Nominate/elect new leaders for the student chapter
When: Friday, Oct. 20 at 4:45*
Where: Fitz Hall, Room 580
Why: There will be cookies and punch

*Dr. Chong’s talk on Mode Lock Fiber Lasers starts at 3:30. Elections will begin promptly after his talk.

Academic Research Colloquium (ARC) 2017

Where: University of Dayton
When:  October 10-12, 2017

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Social 2017


New School Year Social Event 2017

2017 New School year Kickoff..!!

Friday, August 25th
1:00 PM - 2:30 PM, Fitz Hall 580

Click here for more information.

social 2017



Congratulations to spring 2017 Graduates

  • Mohammad Almanee (Ph.D.)
  • Chuan Ni (Ph.D.)
  • Ryan Feaver (Ph.D.)
  • Diego Garcia (Ph.D.)
  • Chenchen Wan (Ph.D.)
  • Mallik Hussain (M.S.)
  • Sun Shuo (M.S.)

2017 graduation

Stander Symposium 2017 - A Special Electro-Optics and Photonics Event

Wednesday April 5th
1 PM to 3 PM, Fitz Hall 580

The entire UD campus and community is invited to join us for this special symposium that will highlight a cross-section of graduate research activities by our students. Click here to see the flier.

Student speakers from EOP 

  • Mohammad Shah Alam: Efficient Harvesting of Solar Energy with Metasurfaces
  • Farzia Karim: Cost-effective 3D Nano-fabrication Technique through Optothermally Generated Bubbles
  • Mallik Mohd. Raihan Hussain: A novel second harmonic generation technique to measure the surface patchiness of sub-nanometer thickness insulator film on a metal
  • Diego F. Garcia Mina: Bi-tapered fiber sensor with aqueous solution
  • Mohammad S Almanee: Intense, Ultrashort Pulse, Vector Wave Propagation in Optical Fibers
  • Rudra Gnawali: Optical Propagation in Anisotropic Metamaterials
  • Ighor Ideghenre: 4 x 4 Matrix Method Simulations of Swinging Nematic Liquid Crystals
  • Pengfei Guo: Optical Characterization of Vanadium Dioxide Smart Materials under Phase Transition and its Thin Film Effects

Upcoming dissertation Defense

Monday, April 10th
2:00PM, Fitz Hall 580
Dissertation Defense: Chenchen Wan
Title :
“Low noise frequency comb sources based on synchronously pumped doubly resonant optical parametric oscillators”

Friday April 7th
9:00 AM,  Science Center 064
Dissertation Defense: Diego Garcia Mina
Title :
“Bi-tapered fiber sensor using a supercontinuum light source for a broad spectral range”

Tuesday April 4th
12:30PM, KL 205
Dissertation Defense: Chuan Ni
Title : "
Spectral filter array for multispectral imaging"

Monday April 3rd
2:30PM, Fitz Hall 580
Dissertation Defense: Ryan Feaver
Title : "
Cascaded orientation-patterned gallium arsenide optical parametric oscillator for improved longwave infrared conversion efficiency"


SPORTS - Students presenting optics research training seminar

OSA and SPIE student chapter of Department of Electro-Optics and Photonics started "SPORTS" to share research ideas among students and to improve presentation skills. For more information contact Joshua Burrow (burrowj2@udayton.edu)


Bringing Holography to Light

While 3D technologies that make headlines are not truly holographic, holographic techniques are furthering advances in important applications such as biomedical imaging.  Click here to read the full article by Marina Krakovsky.


Dr. Shekhar Guha, just received Optical Society Fellowship

Dr Shekhar Guha, one of our graduate faculty and collaborator with EOP for a long time just received his Optical Society Fellowship   Click here to read the WPAFB Skywriter article.

Nanofabrication:principles to laboratory practice by Dr. Andrew Sarangan

This book is designed to introduce typical cleanroom processes, techniques, and their fundamental principles. It is written for the practicing scientist or engineer, with a focus on being able to transition the information from the book to the laboratory. Basic theory such as electromagnetics and electrochemistry is described in as much depth as necessary to understand and explain the current practice and their limitations. Examples from various areas of interest will be covered, such as the fabrication of photonic devices including photo detectors, waveguides, and optical coatings, which are not commonly found in other fabrication texts. Click here to go to CRC Press website for more information.

sarangan book 2016

Prestigious AFOSR Grant Goes to Jay Matthews

Department of Electro-Optics and Photonics Professor Jay MatthewsCongratulations, Jay, as recipient of the Air Force Office of Scientific Research (AFOSR) young investigator award for your research proposal: Development of GeSn Waveguide Lasers for SWIR and MWIR Applications. The AFOSR grant through its Young Investigator Research Program fosters creative research in science and engineering, enhances early career development of outstanding young investigators and increases opportunities for young investigators to recognize the Air Force mission and the related challenges in science and engineering. Click here for more information.

Electro-optics Seminar

Friday September 23, 2016, 3:30 PM, Fitz Hall 568

"Patterning nanostructures below the diffraction limit”, by Dr. Andrew Sarangan, Professor Electro-Optics and Photonics Department, University of Dayton, Dayton, OH 45469

Electro-optics program becomes "Department of electro-optics and photonics"..!!

deparment celebration

HIKe with Dr. Haus

TIme: 05/28/2016 - Suggested start time is  9AM at Fitz Hall.
Where: Possum Creek Metropark (close to UD in West Dayton).

EOP Spring PICNIC - 2016

Time : 5:00 PM
Date : 05/20/2016
Where: Southern Hills Park, 1545, Sacramento Ave
Find more info: Flyer, Letter

Academic Research Colloquium (ARC) 2016

Where: University of Dayton and Emerson Climate Technologies Helix Innovation Center (The Helix), Dayton, Ohio
When:  Tuesday-Thursday, April 19-21, 2016
Applicants MUST be able to participate in all three days of the Colloquium, April 19-21.

click here for more info and schedule


A Two-Night Lecture Series on

The Science and Technology of Light

What: In celebration of the International Year of Light 2015, this two-part lecture series is open
to all and will be presented without any need for previous knowledge or experience working with
light. Attendance at the first lecture is not necessary to attend the second lecture.

When: Wednesday October 21, 2015 from 6pm-8pm
Wednesday October 28, 2015 from 6pm-8 pm

Where: University of Dayton Research Institute River Campus (UDRI) River Campus, 1700 S.
Patterson St., Building 1700, Room M2265 (Follow the signs)

Please click here for more details.


Upcoming Thesis Defense

Friday September 25th
10 PM, Fitz Hall 580
Thesis Defense: Mengyang Zou
Title : "

Friday September 25th
2 PM, Fitz Hall 580
Thesis Defense: Xin Huang
Title : "

Friday September 18th
10 AM, Fitz Hall 580
Thesis Defense: Ying Xu
Title : "

Tuesday September 8th
11 AM, Fitz Hall 580
Thesis Defense: Hongwei Chen


Dr. Peter Powers passes away

Peter E. Powers, a professor of Physics and Electro-Optics at the University of Dayton, USA, passed away Saturday, 10 May 2014.  He was 49 when he passed away. More.

Dr. Powers and Dr. Zhan become OSA fellows

Peter Powers, Professor of EO and physics, was named an OSA Fellow in 2014 “for fundamental studies of nonlinear parametric interactions and for practical applications to the development of optical parametric devices operating from infrared to terahertz regimes." Peter is also Fellow of SPIE.

Qiwen Zhan, Professor of EO and ECE, was also named OSA Fellow in 2014 “for seminal contributions to the development of new optical polarization engineering techniques for controlling light-matter interactions on the nanometer scale." Qiwen is also Fellow of SPIE.


EOP Picnic — Spring 2013

Electro-Optics Graduate Program 2013 Spring Picnic

EOP Students at 2013 Stander Symposium

The Electro-Optics program had several students presenting their research at this years Stander Symposium. The student's research topics can be seen by clicking on the links below.

Han Li
Hongwei Chen
Ujitha Abeywickrema
Wei Han
Zhenyu Yang


Hiking with Dr. Haus

June 19
UD Optics Association hosted a group hike for the EO department led by our very own Dr. Haus. 

Hiking with Dr.Haus

Dr. Partha Banerjee — 2012 Alumni Award — Scholarship
Dr. Partha Banerjee elected to Fellowship of the Institute of Physics

January 20, 2012
Dr. Partha Banerjee, Professor of Electro-Optics and Electrical and Computer Engineering, has recently been elected to Fellowship of the Institute of Physics “in recognition of (his) personal contribution to the advancement of physics as a discipline and a profession."


Department of Electro-Optics & Photonics

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