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In the World

For Optics and Photonics Universities, ranked by U.S. News & World Report.

2,200
New Jobs

In optics and photonics — a trillion-dollar industry — are estimated to open annually in the U.S. through 2030.

3+
Degree Programs

The College of Optics and Photonics pioneers the science and technology of lights, lasers, fiber optics and other areas of study. Visit to learn more.

“The best companies love our students.”

鈥 Shin-Tson Wu, trustee chair professor

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Expert Faculty

Our faculty and researchers are focused on solving the biggest problems facing humanity.

Optics and photonics is the science and application of light. Its impact on daily life is far reaching 鈥 from medical devices to cellphones to space observation and exploration. At UCF, students learn from world-renowned educators and researchers like Konstantin Vodopyanov and go on to develop transformative technologies.

Konstantin Vodopyanov

Making Molecules 鈥淪ing鈥 to Better Understand Them

21st Century Scholar Chair Professor of Optics, Photonics and Physics Konstantin Vodopyanov鈥檚 research uses laser pulses to identify molecules, which could be used to detect dangerous pollutants in the air or diseases using human breath.

UCF Faculty Are Leading Research, Discovery & Impact

By studying the behavior of light, nationally-recognized scientist Peter Delfyett has discovered new uses for lasers, helping data move faster on the internet and driving the future of autonomous vehicles.

How UCF faculty are advancing photonics

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CREOL is a premier optics school with excellent faculty and resources.”

Isabella Pardo

Isabella Pardo ’23

Bachelor’s in photonic science and engineering

“I feel honored to receive this award. I am tremendously thankful for the overwhelming support from professors and students at CREOL that made this possible.”

Pardo is one of the first 20 Optica Women Scholars in the world, a competitive honor providing mentorship and financial aid for women in STEM.


Jason Eichenholz

Jason Eichenholz 鈥95MS 鈥98PhD

Master’s in optical science and engineering

Doctorate in optical science and engineering

“We have the opportunity to deliver what we believe is the world鈥檚 first autonomous solution for series production, powering highway autonomy and proactive safety.”

Eichenholz is a co-founder and chief technology officer of Luminar, a tech company at the forefront of developing self-driving vehicles that has partnered with Volvo, Nissan and Toyota.

Optics and Photonics News


Colleges & Campus
UCF Awards Promotion and Tenure to 104 Faculty
The designations recognize years of excellence and productivity in teaching, research and service.
Colleges & Campus
Distinguished UCF Optics, Photonics Professor Inducted into Florida Inventors Hall of Fame
The honor recognizes Pegasus Professor of Optics and Photonics Peter Delfyett鈥檚 vast contributions to improving the quality of life for people in Florida and beyond.
Science & Technology
UCF Alumnus Brings Focus to High-powered Laser Delivery Research
UCF College of Optics and Photonics (CREOL) researcher and Professor Rodrigo Amezcua Correa and his doctoral graduate Matthew Cooper tested and studied an emerging method…

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