OPN's recent article by Jeff Hecht on the birth of Holography can be found HERE
Flagship NSF center with EECS leadership has been named to NSF ‘Sensational 60’ List.
For the NSF report click HERE
IntraLase for blade-free LASIK surgery isa development of UM engineers, NSF-funded physicists andophthalmologists. In 2001, they made a major improvement in LASIK eyesurgery, using a very precise, ultrafast femtosecond laser to createthe initial flap of cornea. Much more precise than the previoustechnology, which used a mechanical blade, the femtosecond laserimproves clinical safety and lessens chances of uneven cuts orcollateral damage. Surgery using this device, known as IntraLase, wasused for the first time in 2006 for human corneal transplants and isnow used by doctors at dozens of sites around the country, includingthe UM Kellogg Eye Center where the idea began.
[NOTE: IntraLase was founded in 1997 byProf. Ronald Kurtz at the Kellogg Eye Center and Tabor Juhasz, who wasassociate research scientist at the Center for Ultrafast Optical Science (CUOS),the College of Engineering NSF-funded center that was the hub for theresearch, and home of the laser that made it possible. CUOS wasdirected by Professor (now Emeritus) Gerard Mourou while an activecenter, and is now directed by Professor Ted Norris.]