OSTC

Optical Science and
Technology Center
  • OSTC Facilities

    Cross-disciplinary interactions are enhanced by the physical surroundings. Much of the research is housed in the modern Iowa Advanced Technology Laboratories. The laboratories in this environmentally controlled building are devoted primarily to research in areas of optical science and technology.

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  • Optical Science and Technology Center

    The Optical Science and Technology Center (OSTC) began in 1995 as a community of scientists and engineers, principally co-located in the Iowa Advanced Technology Laboratories (IATL) building, dedicated to the enhancement of multidisciplinary optics-related research, teaching and service at the University of Iowa.

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  • OSTC Research

    The Optical Science and Technology Center consists of faculty members from the University Departments of Chemistry, Chemical Engineering, Electrical and Computer Engineering and Physics and Astronomy.  Among the faculty are distinguished scientists who have developed international reputations for innovative research on the frontiers of optical science and engineering.

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  • IATL, Architect Frank Gehry

    IATL Building designed by Architect Frank Gehry

    A view of the IATL building designed by Pritzker Prize-winning architect Frank Gehry, whose works include the titanium-covered Guggenheim Museum in Bilbao, Spain; the MIT Ray and Maria Stata Center in Cambridge, Massachusetts; the Weisman Art Museum in Minneapolis; and 8 Spruce Street in New York City.

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  • Symposium Poster Session

    Symposium Poster Session

    The poster session from the March 8th, 2013 Symposium. Poster sessions are an effective forum for the exchange of information and a means to communicate ideas, research and programs.

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  • OSTC Research

    The Optical Science and Technology Center consists of faculty members from the University Departments of Chemistry, Chemical Engineering, Electrical and Computer Engineering and Physics and Astronomy.  Among the faculty are distinguished scientists who have developed international reputations for innovative research on the frontiers of optical science and engineering.

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News about OSTC

UIMF Hosts K-12 STEM Teachers
Wednesday, June 22, 2016
The UIMF provided tours and tools demos to several K-12 STEM teachers from across the state of Iowa. This was...
UIMF Fellow Student Project Selected for University of Iowa Mobile Museum
Friday, May 13, 2016
Congratulations to Anthony Zhang, UIMF employee and ICRU fellow student, for his project has been...
UIMF in the news | Grad Student land NASA fellowship
Monday, November 23, 2015
Iowa Now  Master tinkerer UI graduate student lands NASA fellowship to...

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UIMF

The University of Iowa Microfabrication Facility (UIMF) is an interdisciplinary central research facility that provides access to state-of-the-art equipment in the areas of micro and nanofabrication, metrology, device characterization and offers expertise and advanced training courses in the same related areas.

OSTC Director Michael Flatté research featured in IowaNow

Quantum drag

UI physicist says current in one iron magnetic sheet can create quantized spin waves in another, separate sheet

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