Photonics at the University of Pittsburgh

Technology at the Speed of Light


An interdisciplinary education program established by the National Science Foundation and by the Research Corporation.


Check out videos of previous students in the program here.

New lab course!  We have created a new, 1-credit photonics lab course offered in the spring term of each year. This is required for the certificate starting in the 2006-2007 academic year and will replace previously required lab courses. See course requirements for the changes.

Undergraduate research grants from the National Science Foundation are available for up to $500 per month on photonics related research.  Students who are interested should contact members of the participating faculty to find a research project that is right for them.  After contacting the faculty, arrangements for grant support can be made by contacting David Snoke at
    What is the Photonics Industry?

    How does the Program Work?

    What are the Interdisciplinary Courses Like?

    Course Requirements

    Typical Course Sequences

    How to Register/
           Post Bachelor's Registration

    Participating and Advisory Faculty

VVideos of Graduating Students

  Related Links


Contact information:

David Snoke
Associate Professor of Physics and Astronomy
G-10 Allen Hall, 3941 O'Hara St., Pittsburgh, PA 15260
(412) 624-9000

This program is supported by the National Science Foundation under grant DMR-0102457.

This page last updated November 15, 2005.

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