News & Events

News & Events

The Board of Directors of The Optical Society (OSA) elected Prof. Potma a Fellow of the Society during their September 18, 2017 meeting in Washington, DC. He is being recognized "For pioneering contributions to the development coherent nonlinear Raman and sum frequency generation microscopy and for the use of plasmonic enhancement of coherent Raman scattering for single molecule Raman spectroscopy". Congratulations, Eric!

The perspective article published by Hrvoje Petek and his group appeared on the September 21, 2017 cover of the Journal of Physical Chemistry Letters.

June 24, 2017

CaSTL staff and fellowship students conducted hands-on science experiments with middle and high school students organized by the National Coalition of a 100 Black Women Orange County. The students investigated the properties of light and lasers using the Spectrobox and played the “Bond Breaker” game.

June 2017

The CaSTL Center University of California, Irvine (UCI) - Albany State University (ASU) Pathways Program (CaSTL UCI-ASU Pathways) is an 8-week summer program for ASU undergraduate students interested in conducting supervised research with a UCI faculty mentor who is a member of CaSTL.

CaSTL Director, Ara Apkarian, announces new partnership with The Nanoscience Center, University of Jyväskylä, Finland during the first annual NSC-CaSTL research symposium on June 5-8, 2017 at Tervakosken Tervaniemi, Finland. 

May 31, 2017

CaSTL hosted a hands-on science booth at the Long Beach College Promise Middle School Future Fair at Cal State Long Beach with over 1,600 seventh graders. Students played Bond Breaker to learn how bonds are formed and broken in molecules and observed prepared slides under a microscope.

Congratulations to Eric Potma for receiving the Faculty Award for Outstanding Contributions to Undergraduate Education at the 2017 E.K. Lee Dinner.

May 3, 2017

CaSTL PI, Eric Potma gives overview of Center research and postdoc, Wei Tao gives the tour of the Ho Lab to third-year college students from the department of physics & astronomy at Radboud University, Nijmegen, the Netherlands.