Nanotechnology Now







Heifer International

Wikipedia Affiliate Button


DHgate

Home > Press > CU-Boulder Launches New Graduate Program in Optical Sensing and Imaging with NSF Grant

Abstract:
A new graduate program in computational optical sensing and imaging is being established at the University of Colorado at Boulder this fall with the awarding of a $3.2 million, five-year grant from the National Science Foundation.

CU-Boulder Launches New Graduate Program in Optical Sensing and Imaging with NSF Grant

Boulder, CO | Posted on October 6th, 2008

The goal of the unique program is to educate the future workforce in the rapidly developing technologies of computational optics and address future research challenges in sensing and imaging. The NSF Integrative Graduate Education and Research Traineeship grant will be enhanced with university and industry matching funds to support as many as 20 students per year.

The proliferation of sensing and imaging systems in consumer products such as cars, cell phones and home security systems, and in semiconductor manufacturing, military operations, space exploration and medical diagnostics is expected to place the program's graduates in high demand, according to electrical and computer engineering Professor Rafael Piestun.

Piestun will direct the program with assistance from co-investigators Margaret Murnane of the department of physics and JILA, Gregory Beylkin of the department of applied mathematics and Andreas Hoenger of the department of molecular, cellular and developmental biology.

Students will be recruited from the departments of physics, applied mathematics, electrical and computer engineering, and MCD biology to work with 15 participating faculty. Each student will receive full tuition, insurance and a $30,000 annual stipend to complete their Ph.D. dissertation and receive a certificate in computational optical imaging.

The program's ties with industry and with Sandia National Labs and the National Institute of Standards and Technology will provide internship opportunities, research collaborations and other benefits.

The CU-Boulder program is one of only 19 IGERT proposals funded nationwide this year.

"The National Science Foundation funds less than 5 percent of IGERT proposals, so we are very pleased at the success our proposal has achieved," said Stein Sture, vice chancellor for research and dean of the Graduate School. "This support is testimony to the research and graduate educational excellence we have in optical engineering and sciences here at CU-Boulder."

The development of high-resolution "nanoscopes" that can perform molecular imaging at the nanoscale, high-sensitivity 3-D tomography that can create images of very weak objects to advance tissue engineering research, and remote space-based sensing and imaging devices for detailed observation of Mars are some examples of where the technology is heading. The new systems incorporate optics, optoelectronics, signal processing and advanced mathematical algorithms.

Colorado has a vibrant economy in optics, optical computing and photonics that includes more than 240 companies paying more than $1 billion in wages, according to the Colorado Photonics Industry Association.

For more information about the Computational Optical Sensing and Imaging program, contact Piestun at 303-735-0894 or .

####

For more information, please click here

Contacts:
Rafael Piestun
303-735-0894


Carol Rowe
303-492-7426

Office of News Services
584 UCB
Boulder, CO 80309-0584
303-492-6431
FAX: 303-492-3126

Copyright © University of Colorado at Boulder

If you have a comment, please Contact us.

Issuers of news releases, not 7th Wave, Inc. or Nanotechnology Now, are solely responsible for the accuracy of the content.

Bookmark:
Delicious Digg Newsvine Google Yahoo Reddit Magnoliacom Furl Facebook

Related News Press

News and information

Nanotech-enabled moisturizer speeds healing of diabetic skin wounds: Spherical nucleic acids silence gene that interferes with wound healing April 24th, 2015

Fast and accurate 3-D imaging technique to track optically trapped particles April 24th, 2015

Pseudoparticles travel through photoactive material: KIT scientists measure important process in the conversion of light energy -- publication in Nature Communications April 24th, 2015

Imaging

Fast and accurate 3-D imaging technique to track optically trapped particles April 24th, 2015

ORNL reports method that takes quantum sensing to new level April 23rd, 2015

Govt.-Legislation/Regulation/Funding/Policy

ORNL reports method that takes quantum sensing to new level April 23rd, 2015

Electron spin brings order to high entropy alloys April 23rd, 2015

Scientists Use Nanoscale Building Blocks and DNA 'Glue' to Shape 3D Superlattices: New approach to designing ordered composite materials for possible energy applications April 23rd, 2015

New class of 3D-printed aerogels improve energy storage April 22nd, 2015

Academic/Education

Iranian Female Professor Awarded UNESCO Medal in Nanoscience April 20th, 2015

JPK reports on the use of the NanoWizard® 3 AFM system at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem April 14th, 2015

UK National Graphene Institute Selects Bruker as Official Partner: World-Leading Graphene Research Facility Purchases Multiple Bruker AFMs April 7th, 2015

SUNY Poly CNSE and Title Sponsor SEFCU Name Capital Region Teams Advancing to the Final Round of the 2015 New York Business Plan Competition March 30th, 2015

Announcements

Nanotech-enabled moisturizer speeds healing of diabetic skin wounds: Spherical nucleic acids silence gene that interferes with wound healing April 24th, 2015

Fast and accurate 3-D imaging technique to track optically trapped particles April 24th, 2015

Pseudoparticles travel through photoactive material: KIT scientists measure important process in the conversion of light energy -- publication in Nature Communications April 24th, 2015

Surface matters: Huge reduction of heat conduction observed in flat silicon channels April 23rd, 2015

Grants/Awards/Scholarships/Gifts/Contests/Honors/Records

Richards-Kortum elected to American Academy of Arts and Sciences: April 22nd, 2015

‘Oxford Instruments Young Nanoscientist India Award 2015’ to Prof. Arindam Ghosh April 20th, 2015

Iranian Female Professor Awarded UNESCO Medal in Nanoscience April 20th, 2015

Happily ever after: Scientists arrange protein-nanoparticle marriage: New biotech method could lead to development of HIV vaccine, targeted cancer treatment April 20th, 2015

Photonics/Optics/Lasers

Fast and accurate 3-D imaging technique to track optically trapped particles April 24th, 2015

ORNL reports method that takes quantum sensing to new level April 23rd, 2015

Quantum 'paparazzi' film photons in the act of pairing up April 22nd, 2015

Phonons, arise! Small electric voltage alters conductivity in key materials April 22nd, 2015

NanoNews-Digest
The latest news from around the world, FREE




  Premium Products
NanoNews-Custom
Only the news you want to read!
 Learn More
NanoTech-Transfer
University Technology Transfer & Patents
 Learn More
NanoStrategies
Full-service, expert consulting
 Learn More










ASP
Nanotechnology Now Featured Books




NNN

The Hunger Project