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

OSTC Director Michael Flatté research featured in UI Presidential message

Thursday, March 23, 2017

Presidential message: Devaluing public universities harms research, innovation

President Harreld discusses the important research that public universities contribute to the world and raises concerns about what happens when institutions like the UI lose public support. Read the full message on Iowa Now.