Welcome to the Fitzpatrick Institute for Photonics

The Fitzpatrick Institute for Photonics is an extensively interdisciplinary Duke University-wide effort to advance photonics and optical sciences.

The mission of the Fitzpatrick Institute is profoundly educational. The institute was founded in 2000 in part to meet an unmet industry need for graduates with the knowledge and skills to transform industrial R&D in photonics and optical science. Our faculty teach undergraduates, master's and doctoral students and foster the technical, collaboration, interdisciplinary exploration, and team-orientation skills set that enables our proteges to thrive in their chosen professions.

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Upcoming Seminars

Wed, Sep 25

FIP Seminar: Publishing in Nature Methods (and other NRJs)

Dr. Rita Strack, Senior Editor of Nature Methods

12:00 pm | Fitzpatrick Center Schiciano Auditorium Side A, room 1464

Julie Biteen

Wed, Oct 9

FIP Seminar Co-hosted with Department of Chemistry: Single-molecule imaging uncovers nanometer-scale fundamentals of cell biology and plasmonics

Dr. Julie Biteen, Associate Professor, Departments of Chemistry & Biophysics, University of Michigan

12:00 pm | Fitzpatrick Center Schiciano Auditorium Side A, room 1464

Wed, Oct 16

FIP Seminar: OCT Angiography and Oximetry

Dr. Yali Jia, Associate Professor of Ophthalmology & Biomedical Engineering, School of Medicine, Jennie P. Weeks Professor of Ophthalmology, Oregon Health & Science University

12:00 pm | Fitzpatrick Center Schiciano Auditorium Side A, room 1464

Wed, Oct 23

FIP Seminar: Biophotonics and data science approaches to next-generation digital pathology

Dr. J. Quincy Brown, Associate Professor, Department of Biomedical Engineering and Tulane Cancer Center, Tulane University

12:00 pm | Fitzpatrick Center Schiciano Auditorium Side A, room 1464