The Precision Instrumentation Group is seeking graduate students in several areas related to freeform optics metrology, laser-based manufacturing, and defense systems. If you are interested, see details here. We are interested in candidates who want to learn to design, build, and qualify opto-mechanical systems and instruments. If you feel your background and research interests overlap with those areas then feel free to inquire. Students from other disciplines (MechE, EE, etc) are also welcome to apply.
If you are an undergraduate and are interested in research, I can usually find slots supporting existing openings or as offshoot projects from those.