The Fitzpatrick Institute for Photonics (FIP) provides all members with resources and opportunities to support their research and education. Our goal is to provide ample opportunity to network and collaborate and to prepare for productive careers.
Services and Special Opportunities:
- Graduate Fellowships - John Chambers Fellows, John Chambers Scholars and Fitzpatrick Foundation Fellows;
- FIP Friday Breakfasts which allow students and faculty the chance to collaborate and discuss their projects with one another informally;
- Free educational poster printing;
- Opportunity to provide resumes/CVs to our corporate sponsors.
- Opportunity to participate in Pratt Toastmaster's to build self-confidence for better communication and speaking skills. - PRATTically Speaking
- DOSC - The Duke OSA/SPIE Student Chapters is a Duke Student organization interested in research of optics and photonics.
Which program is right for me?
Master of Engineering Photonics and Optical Sciences
In Photonics for MS and PhD students
|Curriculum: Core industry prep courses in business fundamentals and management with technical courses focused within a chosen engineering discipline. Also includes an industry internship, project or equivalent experience.||Curriculum: Photonics courses focused on technical areas of interest, a research presentation, and attendance at at least four FIP seminars.|
|Ideal candidates: Recommended for students in the earliest stages of their careers who are interested in a practicing engineering position with a focus on product design and innovation.||Ideal candidates: Doctoral students in any technical field who wish to gain greater depth of skill and exposure to photonics and optical sciences.|
|Duration: 18-24 months||Duration: Flexible. Courses can be taken at any time during the student's tenure at Duke while working towards a primary degree.|