The Optical Engineering & Fabrication Facility, located within the University of Arizona College of Optical Sciences’ Meinel building is a fully functional optical design and fabrication facility. This department houses both large and small optics shops, an opto-mechanical engineering facility, instrument shop, optical generation equipment and optical testing equipment.

Mission Statement

Provide a state of the art research facility that designs, develops and produces novel optical systems for the University and College, as well as the national and international astronomy and optics community; and augment the education of future optical engineers and scientists by providing the opportunity for them to work alongside faculties, researchers and scientists.