Seminar Series

Our student organization is structured around a seminar series where local and visiting researchers present cutting edge work.

Participation in the iOptics series is free and open to all faculty, staff, postdoctoral, doctoral, and undergraduate students involved or interested in optics, photonics, and microscopy. Each talk is followed by a free lunch.


We are the iOptics student chapter at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, which includes SPIE, OSA, and the IEEE Photonics division. Our goal is to act as a platform to bring together researchers working in optics and photonic to facilitate the cross fertilization of ideas.


  • Hassaan Majeed, graduate student
  • Zihe Gao, graduate student
  • Shyamala Devi Malagari, graduate student
  • Mikhail Kandel, graduate student
  • Dr. Gabriel Popescu, faculty coordinator
  • Dr. Weng Cho Chew, faculty coordinator
  • Dr. Brain T. Cunningham, faculty coordinator