Technology Transfer at Arizona’s College of Optical Sciences

Amy Phillips

The technology transfer specialist at the University of Arizona’s College of Optical Sciences describes recent efforts to ensure that the University’s optics are translated into innovations.



The College of Optical Sciences (COS) at the University of Arizona in Tucson is regarded as one of the premier optics institutions in the world. When it was created in 1964, its mission was to educate scientists in the field of optics, with an emphasis on meeting the needs of the astronomy community and the Air Force. Today, COS has met that mission and grown beyond it. In addition to educating students, COS researchers work closely with industrial partners to transfer and commercialize new technologies in the marketplace.

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Publish Date: 01 July 2009

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