LASSO, the Laboratory of Space Systems and Optomechanics at the University of Arizona, is not currently looking to take on new graduate students at this time unless you have an existing fellowship, scholarship, or another funding mechanism. This is subject to change, so please feel free to contact me if you are interested in our research.

If you are an undergraduate student interested in our research topics, feel free to contact me and please suggest a time to meet, ideally within my office hours.


If you are a student who is from outside of the University of Arizona and are interested in pursuing graduate studies in the group, you must first apply and be admitted to the College of Optical Sciences or another graduate program at the University of Arizona. Direct contact with faculty does not affect the formal admissions process of the University of Arizona. Please see the respective department websites for details on applying and being admitted to the university.

College of Optical Sciences Graduate Admissions

Department of Physics Graduate Admissions

Department of Astronomy & Steward Observatory Graduate Admissions

For international students: please note that most graduate schools in the US operate on a standard admissions cycle, which will likely be different to graduate programs in other countries. This usually includes an application process that happens in the late-fall/early-winter, acceptance notifications in the spring, and positions starting concurrent with the fall semester of the next academic year. Typically, applications outside of this period cannot be considered until the following cycle.