The University of Iowa

IMPORTANT: The Optical Science and Technology Center and Microfabrication Facility are being retired after fall 2018 and their services reconfigured under the new Iowa Center for Research, Exploration, and Advanced Technology in Engineering and Sciences (Iowa-CREATES) and Materials Analysis, Testing, and Fabrication (MATFab) in the Iowa Advanced Technology Laboratories (IATL) in spring 2019. As a result, the OSTC/UIMF site will eventually be taken down. Until then, please visit the Iowa-CREATES Website at, or read more about the new center at


Optical Science and
Technology Center

11th Annual OSTC Symposium

Friday, March 8, 2013

The annual symposium is designed to present the general public and University professionals with up-to-date knowledge about activities of OSTC groups and allow OSTC group members to become re-acquainted with the activities of others, often generating renewed interest and sparking new collaborations and interactions. Morning speaker session, luncheon and an afternoon poster session will take place. Please check OSTC website for registration details.

In 1995, the Optical Science and Technology Center (OSTC) was founded as an interdisciplinary center with a mission to develop a home to further the academic programs in optical science basic research and applications at the University of Iowa. Today, OSTC has grown to 26 faculty members from the departments of Biological Science, Chemical & Biochemical Engineering, Chemistry, Civil Engineering, Electrical and Computer Engineering, and the Physics and Astronomy.