ElectroOptics Research Institute and Nanotechnology Center
The ElectroOptics Research Institute and Nanotechnology Center were established in 1996 and 1998, respectively. ElectroOptics is a multidisciplinary field of research that is contributing increasingly to the economic vitality and technological strength of the U.S. in areas including lasers, optoelectronic devices, materials processing, optical design, infrared imaging, visual displays, and the psychology of visual perception. This research is heavily funded by universities and industry. The amount of funding and the scope of the projects is only expected to increase.
In Kentucky there are several research projects in electrooptics, but there is only limited collaboration among Kentucky researchers and limited awareness of each others' programs. We have initiated an ElectroOptics Research Institute that provides the nucleus around which universities and business concerns throughout Kentucky coalesce and pursue larger scale research and infrastructure grants.
The ElectroOptics Research Institute joins together electrooptics faculty from the Universities of Louisville and Kentucky, and affiliated researchers from the Illinois Institute of Technology, China and Russia. From this core we are pursuing collaborative research and infrastructural development activities with faculty and industrial electrooptics researchers throughout the world.
The ERI has indentified Nanotechnology as a major area for growth. Funding from NSF and the state have been provided to help in developing the necessary personnel and infrastructure needed to make this a major research and educational enterprise.
Dr. Robert W. Cohn
Director, The ElectroOptics Research Institute and Nanotechnology Center
John Shumaker Research Building, Room 245
University of Louisville
Louisville, Kentucky 40292, USA
Tel: (502) 852-7077
Fax: (502) 852-1577