The Institute of Optics


Full Directory

Per Adamson

Adamson, Per

Director and the Coordinator of the Teaching Labs | (585) 275-7762
533 Wilmot Bldg

Govind P. Agrawal

Agrawal, Govind P.

James C. Wyant Professor of Optics
Professor of Physics
Senior Scientist at LLE | (585) 275-4846
515 Goergen Hall

Interests: Fiber Optics; Lasers; Optical Communications

Miguel A. Alonso

Alonso, Miguel A.

Associate Professor of Optics | (585) 275-7227
213 Wilmot Building

Interests: Mathematical Models of Wave Propagation

Julie Bentley

Bentley, Julie

Associate Professor of Optics | (585) 273-1687
407 Goergen Hall

Interests: Optical Design; Engineering

David M. Berg

Berg, David M.

Adjunct Assistant Professor | (585) 317-9586
544 Goergen Hall

Andrew J. Berger

Berger, Andrew J.

Associate Professor of Optics
Associate Professor of Biomedical Engineering | (585) 273-4724
405 Goergen Hall

Interests: Medical Optics

Nicholas P. Bigelow

Bigelow, Nicholas P.

Lee A. DuBridge Professor of Physics
Professor of Optics

Chair of Faculty Senate | (585) 275-8549
312 Bausch & Lomb

Interests: Quantum Optics; Quantum Physics

Robert Boyd

Boyd, Robert

Professor of Optics
Professor of Physics | (585) 275-2329
308 Wilmot Building

Interests: Nonlinear Optics


Brick, Kari

Graduate Program Coordinator | (585) 275-7720
105 Wilmot

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Bromage, Jake

Associate Professor of Optics
Senior Scientist and Group Leader, Laser Technology Development at LLE | (585) 273-5105
270A LLE

Interests: Ultrafast and ultra-intense lasers, optical parametric amplification, and laser diagnostics

Thomas G. Brown

Brown, Thomas G.

Professor of Optics | (585) 275-7816
516 Goergen Hall

Interests: Optoelectronics

Dale Buralli

Buralli, Dale

Adjunct Associate Professor | (585) 272-6174

Cristina Canavesi

Canavesi, Cristina

Research Associate
UR Center Coordinator of NSF I/UCRC Center for Freeform Optics | (585) 273-4037
503 Goergen Hall

Jianming Dai

Dai, Jianming

Associate Professor (Research) of Optics | (585) 275-6924
415 Goergen Hall

Interests: Ultrafast Lasers and Phenomena; Terahertz Optoelectronics

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Dhara, Sajal

Postdoctoral Associate
Vamivakas Group | (585) 275-2311
103 Annex

Joseph H. Eberly

Eberly, Joseph H.

Andrew Carnegie Professor of Physics
Professor of Optics | (585) 275-4576
321 Bausch & Lomb

Interests: Quantum Optics

Jonathan D. Ellis

Ellis, Jonathan D.

Assistant Professor of Optics and Mechanical Engineering | (585) 275-4950
215 Hopeman

Interests: Metrology Instruments

James R. Fienup

Fienup, James R.

Robert E. Hopkins Professor of Optics
Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering
Professor in the Center for Visual Science
Senior Scientist at LLE | (585) 275-8009
410 Wilmot Building

Interests: Image Reconstruction; Wave Front Sensing

Thomas Foster

Foster, Thomas

Professor of Imaging Sciences
Professor of Optics
Professor of Physics | (585) 275-1347
3-5333 Medical Center

Interests: Medical Optics; Photodynamic Therapy

Nicholas George

George, Nicholas

Emeritus Professor of Optics

Interests: Physical Optics; Imaging

James Goodwin

Goodwin, James

Visiting Scientist
Berger Group | (585) 733-1961

Chunlei Guo

Guo, Chunlei

Professor of Optics | (585) 275-2134
419 Wilmot Building

Interests: High Intensity Laser-Matter Interactions; Ultrafast Phenomena

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Hayes, Adam

Research Associate
Rolland Group | (585) 276-5627
402 Goergen

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Howell, John C.

Professor of Physics and Optics | (585) 275-0538
310 Bausch and Lomb Building

Interests: Quantum Optics; Quantum Physics


Kern, Gina

Administrative Assistant to the Director of The Institute | (585) 275-4722
114 Wilmot

Wayne H. Knox

Knox, Wayne H.

Professor of Optics and Physics
Senior Scientist at LLE | (585) 273-5520
113 Wilmot Building

Michael Koch

Koch, Michael

Research Engineer
Wicks Group | (585) 273-2677

Todd D. Krauss

Krauss, Todd D.

Professor of Chemistry
Professor of Optics | (585) 275-5093
465 Hutchinson

Interests: Nanoscale Materials and Devices

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Kruschwitz, Jennifer D. T.

Assistant Professor of Optics | (585) 276-7823
509 Wilmot Building

Interests: Optical Interference Coatings and Color

Jordan Leidner

Leidner, Jordan

Postdoctoral Fellow | (585) 275-7834
513 Goergen Hall

Qiang Lin

Lin, Qiang

Assistant Professor of Optics and Electrical and Computer Engineering | (585) 275-3799
342 Hopeman

Interests: Nanophotonic Devices; Physics and Applications

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Liu, Shuguang

Visiting Research Scholar
Agrawal Group | (585) 275-7834
513 Goergen

Svetlana G. Lukishova

Lukishova, Svetlana G.

Senior Scientist | (585) 275-8007
323 Wilmot Building

Anil Malik

Malik, Anil

Postdoctoral Fellow
Zhang Group
544 Goergen Hall

John Marciante

Marciante, John

Associate Professor of Optics | (585) 273-4737
514 Goergen Hall

Interests: Lasers; Waveguides; Fiber Optics

Brian McIntyre

McIntyre, Brian

Lecturer | (585) 275-3058
202 Wilmot Building

Duncan T. Moore

Moore, Duncan T.

Rudolf and Hilda Kingslake Professor in Optical Engineering Science
Professor of Optics
Professor of Biomedical Engineering
Professor of Business Administration in the William E. Simon Graduate School of Business Administration | (585) 275-5248
409A Goergen Hall

Interests: Optical Engineering; Lens Design & Manufacturing; Gradient-Index Optics

Jessica DeGroote Nelson

Nelson, Jessica DeGroote

Adjunct Assistant Professor | (585) 265-1020

Lukas Novotny

Novotny, Lukas

Adjunct Professor of Optics

Interests: Optics on the Nanometer scale

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Ogata, Yoichi

Research Associate
Guo Group | (585) 275-7629
420 Wilmot

James Oliver

Oliver, James

Senior Lecturer | (585) 275-1194

Jannick Rolland

Rolland, Jannick

Brian J. Thompson Professor of Optical Engineering
Professor of Optics and Biomedical Engineering
Professor in the Center for Visual Science

Director of R.E. Hopkins Center for Optical Design & Engineering
Director of NSF/IUCRC: Center for Freeform Optics | (585) 273-4040
505 Goergen Hall

Interests: Optical System Design; Instrumentation and System Engineering; Optical Coherence Tomography; Head Worn Displays


Russell, Lori

Adminstrator of the Institute | (585) 275-5048
115 Wilmot

Greg Schmidt

Schmidt, Greg

Research Engineer
Moore Group | (585) 275-8012
408 Goergen


Schnitzler, Maria

Sponsored Research Administrator and Graduate Admissions Coordinator for the Institute | (585) 273-1155
315 Wilmot

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Shou, Qian

Visiting Research Scholar
Boyd Group | (585) 275-5030
306 Wilmot Building


Smith, Daniel

Undergraduate Program Manager | (585) 275-7764
106 Wilmot

Carlos R. Stroud, Jr.

Stroud, Carlos R., Jr.

Professor of Optics
Professor of Physics | (585) 275-2598
312 Wilmot Building

Interests: Quantum Optics

Patrice Tankam

Tankam, Patrice

Postdoctoral Research Associate
Rolland Group | (585) 273-4037
503 Goergen

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Thompson, Brian

Emeritus Professor of Optics
Provost Emeritus

Kevin Thompson

Thompson, Kevin

Visiting Scientist
Rolland Group | (585) 273-4040
505 Goergen

Nick Vamivakas

Vamivakas, Nick

Assistant Professor of Quantum Optics & Quantum Physics | (585) 275-2089
214 Wilmot Building

Interests: Quantum Optics; Quantum Physics

Anatoliy Vorobyev

Vorobyev, Anatoliy

Senior Scientist, Guo Group | (585) 275-5561
418 Wilmot Building

Gary W. Wicks

Wicks, Gary W.

Professor of Optics | (585) 275-4867
109A Wilmot Building

Interests: Molecular Beam Epitaxy; Semiconductor Optoelectronics

David R. Williams

Williams, David R.

William G. Allyn Professor of Medical Optics
Professor of Optics
Professor of Brain and Cognitive Sciences
Professor of Ophthalmology
Professor of Biomedical Engineering

Dean for Research in Arts, Sciences and Engineering
Director of the Center for Visual Science | (585) 275-8672
270 Meliora Hall

Interests: The Human Visual System; Physiological Optics

Emil Wolf

Wolf, Emil

Wilson Professor of Optical Physics
Professor of Optics | (585) 275-4397
307A Bausch & Lomb

Interests: Physical Optics; Coherence Theory

Geunyoung Yoon

Yoon, Geunyoung

Associate Professor of Optics | (585) 273-4998
G-3184 Medical Center

Interests: Biomedical and Visual Optics; Adaptive Optics

James M. Zavislan

Zavislan, James M.

Associate Professor of Optics
Associate Professor of Dermatology
Associate Professor of Ophthalmology
Associate Professor of Biomedical Engineering

Associate Dean of Education and New Initiatives | (585) 275-9819
416 Goergen Hall

Interests: Optical Engineering; Biomedical Optical Systems

Xi-Cheng Zhang

Zhang, Xi-Cheng

M. Parker Givens Professor of Optics
Director of the Institute of Optics | (585) 275-0333
113 Wilmot Building

Interests: Photonic Quantum Information Systems; Nonlinear Optics; Laser Physics; TeraHertz Waves

Nan Zhao

Zhao, Nan

Visiting Fellow
Rolland Group | (585) 276-5627
402 Goergen

Len Zheleznyak

Zheleznyak, Len

Research Associate
Knox Group | (585) 275-6511
504 Goergen Hall