Tufts Electro-Optics Center
- Existence: 1984 -- 2005 - 2005
Realizing the importance of optics to the economy in the Boston area and the lack of a cohesive local academic resource in the discipline Professor Ronald Goldner, together with John DeVelis, founded the Tufts Electro-Optics Center in 1984 with the aim of providing graduate level education in this neglected area, and acted as its director in its early days. The unique courses offered by the Center, reflecting Dr. Goldners belief in hands-on learning, emphasized laboratory work. Drawing on some of the best optics talent in Boston, the Center created a University-Industry resource and the field of optics has benefited greatly from the connections and collaborations made possible by the Centers common meeting ground.