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The Optics Community on the UNC Charlotte Campus

Center Director

Infrared antennas and transmission lines, infrared frequency-selective surfaces, nano-scale E-field mapping, BRDF & surface-scatter measurements

Chaired Professors

Organic Optical Materials (Chem)
Metrology, Nanotechnology (ME)
Precision Machine Design (ME)
Semiconductor Lasers (ECE)
Optoelectronics and Nanostructures, Spectroscopy and Computation (ECE)


Fiber-Optics, optical wave-guides, fiber devices and Transparent and Laser Gain Ceramics (Phys)
Optoelectronic Materials and Devices (Phys)
Microelectromechanical Devices (ECE)
Computational Electromagnetics (Math)
Lasers and Optical Systems (ECE)
Non-linear Optics, Lasers (ECE)
Chiral Materials (Chair Chem)
Chiral Molecules for Polarization Control (Chem)
Diamond Turned Optics, Surface Form Metrology, Self-Calibration Techniques (ME)
Fiber Optics, Interferometry (Phys)
Solar, Solid State Lighting and Spintronics (Chair ECE)
Applied Mathematics, Inverse Problems (Math)
Applied Mathematics, Numerical Analysis, Inverse Problems (Math)
Chiral Materials (Chem)
Semiconductor Lasers, Optical Communications (Phys)
Probe Microscopy, X-Ray Interferometry (ME)
Mathematics of Wave Propagation (Math)

Associate Professors

Organic Optical Materials (Chem)
Embedded Systems and Sensors, Robotics (ECE)
Ultrasensitive Fluorescence Detection (Chem)
Optical Metrology (Phys)
Manufacturing Science, Nonlinear Dynamics (ME)
Biomedical Optics, Laser-Tissue Interactions (Phys)
Inverse Problems, Coherence Theory, Singular Optics (Phys)
Waves in Random and Periodic Media (Math)
Optoelectronic Materials and Devices (ECE)
Micro- and nanophotonics, Laser Materials Processing (Phys)
Interferometry, Optical Sensing (Phys)
Biomedical Imaging and Instrumentation (Comp Sci)
Precision Surfaces, Polishing (ME)
Fiber Networks, Wireless Networking (ECE)
Surface Analysis & Surface Self Assembly (Chem)
Inorganic Optical Materials and Sol-gels (Chem)
Optoelectronic Materials and Devices (Phys)
Semiconductor Light Sources (ECE)
Image Processing (Comp Sci)
Micro- and nano-optics, Integrated Microsystems (Phys)
CCD Imaging Devices (Phys)
Communication Systems, Medical Image Processing (ECE)

Assistant Professors

Photoexcitation Dynamics (Chem)
Biophysics of Molecular Motors (Phys)
Experimental biophysics
Diffractive Optics, Fabrication of Micro-optics, Microlithography (Phys)
Nanomaterials, Devices & Fabrication (ME)
Synthesis and characterization of thin films and nanostructures of functional materials

Adjunct Faculty

(Optics Center)

Faculty Associates

CleanRoom Manager (ECE)
CleanRoom Manager (Optics Center)

Postdoctoral Research Associates

Polymer Nonotechnology Laboratory Staff

Optoelectronics Center Staff

Communications and Web Site Manager
Business Services Coordinator
Research Operations Manager