Agenda (MST)

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MONDAY, February 22, 2021

9:30 AM – 9:40 AM | Begin Event

  • Announcements & Event Format Explanation
  • Jen Garcia, Senior Events Coordinator | Event Logistics

9:40 AM – 9:50 AM | Welcome

  • Thomas Koch, Dean, UA Wyant College of Optical Sciences

9:50 AM – 10:20 AM | Keynote Speaker:

  • Dr. Bashar Rizk, OSIRIS-REx Camera Suite Lead Instrument Scientist

10:20 AM – 10:40 AM | Faculty Research Presentation (Optical Engineering)

  • Ron Driggers, Professor of Optical Sciences | “Advanced Infrared Systems”

10:40 AM – 10:50 AM | Invited Student Research Presentation

  • Zhihan Hong, Ph.D. Student | “3D Printing Glass Optics”

10:50 AM – 11:00 AM | Invited Student Research Presentation

  • Yuanyuan Sun, Ph.D. Student | “Deep Learning Hyperspectral Imaging from a Single Image”

11:00 AM – 11:15 AM | Break

  • First five-minutes for Group photo

11:15 AM – 11:35 AM | Faculty Research Presentation (Optical Physics)

  • Rolf Binder, Professor of Optical Sciences and Physics | “Polariton Lighthouse Effect in Semiconductor Microcavities”

11:35 AM – 11:45 AM | Invited Student Research Presentation

  • Aman Agrawal, Ph.D. Student | “Optomechanical membrane resonators”

11:45 AM – 11:55 AM | Invited Student Research Presentation

  • Sawyer Miller, Ph.D. Student | “Observation of Elliptically Polarized Light from Total Internal Reflection in Bubbles”

11:55 AM – 12:05 PM | End Workshop – Corporate Showcase Tutorial & Lead into Elevator Speeches

  • Industrial Affiliates will present 90-sec introductions to their companies in the continuing joint Zoom meeting before the individual company Zoom Tables open at 2PM

12:05 PM – 1:00 PM | Affiliate Elevator Speeches

  • After Elevator Speeches Zoom will stay open for technical & general questions

2:00 PM | Virtual Corporate Showcase Opens

  • Find the Corporate Showcase Hall on our website under the “Attend” tab

4:00 PM | Virtual Corporate Showcase Ends

4:00 PM | Student Networking Event Led by POW Students

TUESDAY, February 23, 2021

9:30 AM – 9:40 AM | Tuesday Welcome & Announcements

  • Thomas Koch, Dean of the Wyant College of Optical Sciences | Welcome
  • Jen Garcia, Senior Events Coordinator | Announcements

9:40 AM – 10:00 AM | Faculty Research Presentation (Photonics)

  • Robert Norwood, Professor of Optical Sciences | “Prime Time for Silicon Photonics”

10:00 AM – 10:10 AM | Invited Student Research Presentation

  • Orkhongua Batjargal, Ph.D. Student | “All-fiber, Optical Parametric Oscillator Based on Birefringent Phase Matching in a Polarization Maintaining Fiber”

10:10 AM – 10:20 AM | Invited Student Research Presentation

  • Abhinav Nishant, Ph.D. Student | “Compact Integrated Photonics Using Polymer Chalcogenides”

10:20 AM – 10:30 AM | SPIE Industry Report

  • Kent Rochford, CEO & Executive Director

10:30 AM – 10:50 AM | Faculty Research Presentation (Image Science)

  • Matthew Kupinski, Professor of Optical Sciences | “Real-time Modeling of a Novel Brain SPECT Imaging System”

10:50 AM – 11:00 AM | Invited Student Research Presentation

  • Nachiket Kulkarni, Ph.D. Student | “Low-cost Chromatic Confocal Endomicroscope for the Diagnosis of Cervical Precancer”

11:00 AM – 11:10 AM | Invited Student Research Presentation

  • Kwan Kit Lee, Ph.D. Student | “Quantum-inspired Optical Super-resolution Adaptive Imaging”

11:10 AM – 11:30 AM | Break

11:30 AM – 11:40 AM | OSA Industry Report

  • Tom Hausken, OSA Science Advisor

11:40 AM | Student Recorded Research Presentations & Live Q&A Sessions

  • Approx. 1-hour of 5-minute research presentations with 2 minutes of questions each

12:40 PM – 1:15 PM | Wrap-Up & Overview, Review/Assessment of OSC Research Presentations