Robert Parks

Robert E. Parks

College of Optical Sciences, University of Arizona
(520) 621-4180


Optical testing and test instrumentation, optical fabrication methods


M. A., Physics, Williams College
B. A., Physics, Ohio Wesleyan University


University of Arizona,
College of Optical Sciences, Asst. Research Professor, 2007-present
Optical Sciences Center, Adjunct Asst. Research Professor, 1983-2007
Steward Observatory, Staff Scientist, 1983-1990
Optical Sciences Center, Optical Shop Manager, 1976-1983

Optical Perspectives Group, LLC, Owner, 1992-present

Frank Cooke, Inc., Assistant Manager, 1972-1976

Itek Corp., Senior Phot-optical Engineer, 1968-1972

Eastman Kodak Company, Optical Engineer, 1966-1968

Publications and Patents:

Author or co-author of over 100 papers on optical fabrication and testing

Co-inventor of six US Patents

Recent grants:

Co-PI of a NIST ARRA Contract for Free-Form Optical Metrology


NASA Public Service Medal 1991

American Society for Precision Engineering Lifetime Achievement Award 2009

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