Michael Nofziger

Michael Nofziger

Professor of Practice
Outreach Coordinator
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Meinel 412A
Wyant College of Optical Sciences
The University of Arizona
1630 E. University Blvd.
P.O. Box 210094
Tucson, AZ 85721-0094

Employment

  • Professor: The University of Arizona, College of Optical Sciences, 2012-present
  • Outreach Coordinator: The University of Arizona, College of Optical Sciences, 2008-present
  • Lecturer: The University of Arizona, College of Optical Sciences, 2004-2012
  • Instructor: The University of Arizona, College of Optical Sciences, 1999-2004
  • Senior Lab Coordinator: The University of Arizona, College of Optical Sciences, 1989-1998
  • Applications Engineer: Opto Power Corp. 1998-1999

Professional Affiliations and Activities

  • The University of Arizona: College of Optical Sciences, Undergraduate Curriculum Committee, Member
  • The University of Arizona: College of Engineering, Undergraduate Studies Committee, Member

Awards and Honors

  • The University of Arizona: College Award of Distinction for Undergraduate Teaching, 2005
  • The University of Arizona: Outstanding Graduate Teaching Assistant Award, 1990

Courses

  • OPTI 200
  • OPTI 201L
  • OPTI 201R
  • OPTI 202L
  • OPTI 380A
  • OPTI 380B
  • ENGR 102
  • UNVR 195A

Specific Research Interests

  • Optics education at the bachelor's degree level.
  • Curriculum development.
  • Design and fabrication of student laboratory experiments.
  • K-12 outreach programs.

Degree(s)

  • Ph.D., University of Arizona, 1995
  • M.S., University of Arizona, 1984
  • B.S., Denison University, 1981