Optics involves the generation, transmission, and detection of light. Missouri S&T faculty are helping to create better laser-diode light sources and improved solar cells, are developing fiber-optic sensors that can be used for everything from detecting strain in bridges and building, to measuring concussive blasts, to detecting leaks in natural gas pipes and wells, and are using the fundamental principles of light to develop optical and quantum computers.

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Interested in discussing the research we are working on or learning more? Please contact:

Cheng-Hsiao Wu
Dr. Cheng-Hsiao Wu


Research Interests

Nonlocal Quantum Parallel Computing Theory; Time crystals, Quantum teleportation; Discrete time and perpetual motion; New kind of science and origin of life.

Jie Huang
Dr. Jie Huang

Roy A. Wilkens Endowed Associate Professor

Research Interests

Fiber optic sensors; Sensors and instrumentation for applications in harsh environments; Optical sensors for biomedical applications.

Steve Watkins
Dr. Steve E.Watkins

Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering HKN & TBP Faculty Advisor

Research Interests

Smart Sensor Systems, fiber optics, UAV instrumentation, engineering education, and pre-college education