Name: Portland State University
Country/State/Province: Portland, Oregon
- Name of
department: Electrical and Computer
Engineering, Physics, Chemistry
person: Erik Sanchez
address: Department of Physics, Portland State University, P. O. Box
751, Portland, OR 97207-0751
Wide Web URL: http://www.optics.pdx.edu/
of students currently enrolled in optics related program: 40
- Type and
number of optics related degrees granted in last academic year from
of optics related degrees offered in your program: BS/MS/PhD in ECE,
Physics, and Chemistry
of optics related courses offered in your program: 8
academic and research specialties (Please limit to 50 words): Lasers,
optoelectronics, optical communications, light scattering, pattern
recognition, spectroscopy, optical sensing, near-field scanning optical
facilities (Please limit to 50 words): Several laboratories devoted in
whole, or in part, to laser and optical studies. Many commercial and
homemade solid, liquid, and gas lasers with associated test and
measurement equipment. Extensive computer facilities.
Education opportunities: Classes are available for continuing education
and part-time degree students.
cooperative programs: Cooperative programs with local industries are
available for undergraduate and graduate students.
Education programs: Courses are available at various locations in the
greater Portland metropolitan area.
(resident/non-resident): $3,720/11,916 per year
deadline for Fall 2007 (Please indicate any other significant
deadlines): April 1
aid (i.e., scholarships, grants, assistantships, etc.): Several
scholarships, teaching and research assistantships, and a limited
number of postdoctoral positions are available.
program was founded: 1984
names and specializations (Please limit to 50): F. Li, Y. C.
Jenq, G. G. Lendaris, optical pattern recognition, information
processing, and remote sensing; E. Bodegom, interactions of light and
acoustic waves and applications; G. F. Rempfer, electron optics; P.
Leung, optical phenomena at interfaces; C. C. Wamser,
photoelectrochemistry and optical studies of polymers and thin films;
T. M. Hard, D. B. Atkinson, and R. J. O’Brien, laser studies of the
atmosphere; M. A. K. Khalil, spectroscopy; A. La Rosa, near-field
scanning optical microscopy.
attach a brief description of your program(s) for publication (Please
limit to 100 words): The optics programs at Portland State University
are located primarily in the departments of electrical and computer
engineering, physics, and chemistry, but optics activities exist in
other departments as well. Undergraduate coursework includes elective
classes in lasers, optics, and electromagnetics, and graduate classes
are available in lasers, optoelectronics, spectroscopy, and other
optics-related areas. Portland State University is Oregon’s major urban
university and is in the heart of a vibrant and growing high-technology
industrial region. Students also have easy access to the well-known
recreation areas of Oregon’s mountains, rivers, and coast.