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 11

FIP Seminar: Corporate Partner Andor "Characterization of Performance of Back-Illuminated sCMOS Cameras for Imaging Applications versus Conventional sCMOS and EMCCD Cameras"

Dr. Adam Wise, Specialist, Andor

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

Wed, Sep 18

FIP Seminar: Biological Imaging at High Spatiotemporal Resolution

Dr. Hari Shroff, Senior Investigator, Section on High Resolution Optical Imaging (HROI), National Institutes of Health

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

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, Nov 13

FIP Seminar Co-hosted with Department of Chemistry: Modern Alchemy-Making Copper Look Like Iridium and Platinum

Dr. Mark Thompson, Professor, Ray R. Irani Chair of Chemistry, Departments of Chemistry, Chemical Engineering and Materials Science, University of Southern California

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