The Optica Publishing Group highlighted a paper published by Wyant College and UArizona faculty with industry partners, Nikon, Northrop Grumman and L’Garde. The paper “Modeling and Characterization of OASIS Inflatable Primary Antenna by Dual Modality Metrology” discusses the concept of a 14m aperture inflatable space observatory and its feasibility study focusing on the primary inflatable mirror. Read more here.
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LOFT Master’s student, Rachel Turner, received the 2023 SPIE scholarship! We are so happy for her! She did great work with Michael Hart and now working on her Master’s research investigation with LOFT peers and Daewook. Please, read more here.
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We would like to express our sincere gratitude towards Philoptics for their generous donation of a substantial amount of optical components and tables. Our collaboration with Philoptics over the past three years has been truly remarkable, particularly in the development of deflectometry for surface metrology in a high-precision fabrication facility. Through this project, we were able to achieve significant milestones, including the development of a cutting-edge surface metrology system and the graduation of two master’s students who worked on these projects. Additionally, we published several papers based on our collaborative efforts.
As Philoptics transitions to the next stage of industry demands, they no longer require the optical testing facility in Tucson. We are deeply appreciative that they have decided to donate this equipment to our group. We have successfully moved two optical tables, two workstation tables, and numerous boxes containing optical components. Currently, we are in the process of finding suitable space and organizing these valuable resources.
If you notice any inconvenience or safety risks related to the arrangement or stacking of the furniture, please do not hesitate to inform Heejoo. Once again, on behalf of the LOFT group, I would like to express our sincere appreciation for the generous donation from Philoptics. We look forward to the possibility of future exciting collaborations.
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We are so happy that Mina Yoo (LOFT peer) received the Optica Women Scholars for 2023! “The Optica Foundation recognized the 20 Optica Women Scholars. This program provides visibility, community, and resources for women in optics and photonics via financial support, professional development, and establishing a global network as they enter the field. The scholarship is awarded based on need, academic performance, and demonstrated potential.”
Our LOFT member, Joel Berkson, was awarded the Student Innovator of The Year 2022 by Tech Launch Arizona at the University of Arizona. We, the LOFT peers, are so proud of him. You can find the official news release here.
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LOFT member, Bo Wang, was elected to the honorary title of Fellow for the Optical Society of Southern California, the most active Optical Sub-Chapter, at their annual end-of-the-year business meeting’.
Congratulations, Bo! LOFT members keep serving our community!
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LOFT peer Vipender in India created a nice yoga video helping LOFT members to stay happy and healthy. 🙂 Enjoy!
Millions of people follow unhealthy lifestyle. Whether it’s sitting at their desks for too long, subjecting their eyes to uninterrupted hours of screen time on phones or desktops, children spending hours on different type of screen, ordering too many takeaways for dinner, or not finding enough time to catch those precious 8 hours of sleep, all these factors have led to people encountering major health issues, that affects not just their physical wellbeing, but also mental health, causing intense stress and anxiety.
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