Full Directory



Per Adamson

Adamson, Per

Instructor, 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.

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

Interests: Mathematical Models of Wave Propagation

Francisco Arteaga

Arteaga, Francisco

Postdoctoral Fellow
Agrawal Group | (585) 276-3342
517 Goergen Hall


Aaron Bauer

Bauer, Aaron

Research Engineer
Rolland Group | (585) 273-4037
503 Goergen Hall

Julie Bentley

Bentley, Julie

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

Interests: Optical Design; Engineering

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

Jaime Cardenas

Cardenas, Jaime

Assistant Professor of Optics
226 Wilmot

Interests: Nanophotonics; Integrated Photonics; Biophotonics; Lasers; Nonlinear Photonics


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Davies, Kai

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

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Dhara, Sajal

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


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E, Yiwen

Postdoctoral Associate
Zhang Group | (585) 275-6924
415 Goergen

Clarke Eastman

Eastman, Clarke

Adjunct Faculty Member | (585) 275-2961

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

Yuri Glinka

Glinka, Yuri

Senior Scientist, Guo Group
421 Wilmot Building

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: Laser-Matter Interactions; Ultrafast Phenomena; Surface Functionalization; Atomic & Molecular Physics


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Hayes, Adam

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

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He, Yizhuo

Postdoctoral Associate
Guo Group
403 Wilmot

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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


Stephen D. Jacobs

Jacobs, Stephen D.

Professor of Optics and Chemical Engineering
Senior Scientist, Laboratory for Laser Energetics

Steve Jacobs touched many lives. In addition to his significant technical contributions Steve also had a passion for educational outreach. He volunteered as the educational outreach chair for the OSA-Rochester Section for over 15 years, during which time he developed and organized the Optics Suitcase program that has been instrumental in introducing hundreds of thousands of young children to the fields of optics and materials science throughout the US and globally in over 40 countries. Read more...



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

Kumarasiri Konthasinghe

Konthasinghe, Kumarasiri

Postdoctoral Associate
Vamivakas Group | (585) 275-7379
105 Annex

Todd D. Krauss

Krauss, Todd D.

Professor of Chemistry
Professor of Optics

Chair of Chemistry Department | (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

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Kruschwitz, Brian

Associate Professor of Optics
Senior Scientist, LLE | (585) 273-5104
Laboratory for Laser Energetics

Interests: High energy and high power laser systems; Optical systems; Adaptive optics; Laser diagnostics


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

Svetlana G. Lukishova

Lukishova, Svetlana G.

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


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

Benjamin Miller

Miller, Benjamin L.

Professor of Dermatology
Professor of Biomedical Engineering
Professor of Optics | (585) 275-9085
5-6818 Medical Center

Interests: Optical Biosensing and Integrated Photonics

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


James Oliver

Oliver, James

Senior Lecturer | (585) 275-1194


Michael Pomerantz

Pomerantz, Michael

Technical Associate | (585) 276-6818
103 Hopeman


Xiaofeng Qian

Qian, Xiaofeng

Research Associate
Vamivakas Group | (585) 275-8533
215 Wilmot


Jennifer Reiser

Reiser, Jennifer

Center Coordinator, Center for Freeform Optics | (585) 273-4040
505 Goergen

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

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


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Savich, Greg

Adjunct Assistant Professor | (585) 273-1774
125 Gavett

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

Justin Schultz

Schultz, Justin

Postdoctoral Fellow | (585) 275-4975
167 Bausch and Lomb

Mumtaz Sheikh

Sheikh, Mumtaz

Visiting Research Assistant Professor | (585) 532-4055
306 Wilmot Hall

Mumtaz Sheikh

Sheikh, Mumtaz

Visiting Research Assistant Professor | (585) 532-4055
306 Wilmot

Dan Smith

Smith, Daniel

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

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Snopkowski, Adrienne

Financial Analyst | (585) 275-2318
123 Wilmot

Carlos R. Stroud, Jr.

Stroud, Carlos R., Jr.

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

Interests: Quantum Optics

Sumaranjit Singh Suman

Suman, Simaranjit Singh

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


Patrice Tankam

Tankam, Patrice

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

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Thompson, Brian

Emeritus Professor of Optics
Provost Emeritus

Email address not available

Kevin P. Thompson

Thompson, Kevin P.

Visiting Scientist, The Institute of Optics, University of Rochester
Group Director, Research and Development/Optics, Synopsys Inc.

Kevin was an admirable person, a dedicated mentor of students, an inspirational colleague, and a wonderful friend. Faculty, staff and students at The Institute of Optics as well as the optics community Read more...


Nick Vamivakas

Vamivakas, Nick

Associate 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

Professor of Ophthalmology, Optics
Center for Visual science and Biomedical Engineering | (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

Jihua Zhang

Zhang, Jihua

Postdoctoral Associate
Guo Group | (585) 276-4248
402 Wilmot Hall

Len Zheleznyak

Zheleznyak, Len

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

Jonathan D. Zuegel

Zuegel, Jonathan D.

Professor of Optics
Director, Laser Development and Engineering Division of LLE
Senior Scientist, LLE | (585) 275-4425
278 Laboratory for Laser Energetics

Interests: Solid-State Lasers; Nonlinear Optics; Electro-Optics; Laser Diagnostics