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ata1.jpg Eric P. Goodwin is a graduate student of the College of Optical Sciences at the University of Arizona. He graduated with his B.S. degree in optical engineering in 2002 and earned his M.S. degree in 2004, both from the University of Arizona.

While an undergraduate, Goodwin worked on gamma-ray detection for Professors H. Bradford Barber and Harrison H. Barrett. He also had internships at Lawrence Livermore National Labs (LLNL) and Nortel Networks. Goodwin’s dissertation work is being done under Professor John E. Greivenkamp, where he has used multiple interferometers for various optical testing applications.

ata2.jpg James C. Wyant received a B.S. in physics in 1965 from Case Western Reserve University and M.S. and Ph.D. in optics from the University of Rochester in 1967 and 1968. He was an optical engineer with the Itek Corporation from 1968 to 1974, when he joined the faculty of the Optical Sciences Center at the University of Arizona where he was an assistant professor 1974–1976, associate professor 1976–1979, and professor 1979-date. In 1999 he became the director of the Optical Sciences Center and in 2005 he became the first dean of the College of Optical Sciences. He was a founder of the WYKO Corporation and served as its president and board chairman from 1984 to 1997. He was a founder of 4D Technology and currently serves as its board chairman and he was a founder of DMetrix and is currently a board member.

Wyant is a fellow of the Optical Society of America (OSA), the International Optical Engineering Society (SPIE), and the Optical Society of India. Wyant was the 1986 president of SPIE and he has been an elected member of the OSA Board of Directors and Executive Committee. Wyant is currently editor-in-chief of Applied Optics.

Wyant has received several awards including the OSA Joseph Fraunhofer Award, 1992; SPIE Gold Medal, 2003; and the SPIE Technology Achievement Award, 1988.

Wyant’s research interests include interferometry, holography, and optical testing and he has been the major advisor of 31 graduated Ph.D. students and 24 M.S. students.


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