Monday, July 9, 2018

Thursday, June 7, 2018

ER Optical

ER Optical told me they have a need for an intern.  Please contact Jason Hess at to get more information. 

Monday, April 30, 2018

Research Scholarship in Japan

The Government of Japan's Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology (MEXT) offers a Research Scholarship to foreign students. The scholarship is good for 2 years of non-degree research at a Japanese university OR through completion of a Master's or PhD course. The 2019 Scholarship Applications are NOW OPEN, with applications due on June 1, 2018. If you have any questions, please contact Lauren:

Lauren Sorondo
JET Program Coordinator
Cultural & Educational Affairs Assistant
Consulate General of Japan
80 SW 8th St. Suite 3200, Miami, FL 33130
(305) 530-9090 ext. 145 |

Saturday, April 21, 2018

Job at Apple

Depth Systems Engineer (Validation and Test)

  • Job Number: 113630829
  • Santa Clara Valley, California, United States
  • Posted: Mar. 26, 2018

Job posting and submit resume here:*USA&pN=0&openJobId=113630829 

Job Summary

The Depth Hardware group at Apple develops depth-sensing hardware such as the revolutionary TrueDepth camera that powers FaceID. This multi-disciplinary group of engineers is responsible for architecture, research, and manufacturing development of these highly complex sensing systems for Apple products. The Depth Hardware team is seeking a Validation and Test engineer to help verify and validate Depth HW through ground-truth station development, opto-mechanical fixture design, benchmarking and analysis. Cross-Functional engagement is expected.

Key Qualifications

  • Individual should have strong skills in the areas of sensor calibration, characterization, requirement verification, systems analysis, and organizational skills. The individual will be expected to learn concepts associated with depth sensors and work both independently and with a cross functional team to validate innovative solutions to challenging technical problems. Excellent verbal and written communication skills are desired.
  • Must haves:
  • •Experience with general sensor characterization (e.g., cameras, depth sensors).
  • •Experience with setting-up and operating sensor test equipment.
  • •Ability to understand and interpret characterization data from sensing hardware.
  • Experience or interest in opto-mechanics and the design of fixtures for the purpose of sensor verification and validation testing efforts.


The individual must have experience with calibration and verification- and validation-testing of depth sensors. Mechanical engineering for the purpose of fixture design for depth sensor testing is preferred. The potential hire must also have strong organizational skills for cross-functional interaction. The ideal candidate will have an inclination towards optics, opto-mechanics, spatial-temporal and spatial-spectral implementations for depth sensor systems analysis, design and test.


B.S. Electrical Engineering, Optical Science, Mechanical Engineering with Optics focus with at least 8 years of industry experience or significant industry experience, or M.S. in Electrical Engineering, Optical Science, Mechanical Engineering with Optics focus with at least of 1 to 2 years of industry experience, or Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering, Electrical Engineering, or Optical Science with at least 1 to 2 years of industry experience

Monday, April 16, 2018

Optical Engineer Needed, Midwest Company.

Optical Engineer at FARO

FARO Technologies ( is seeking a capable, enthusiastic intern to work with our optical systems and electrical engineering R&D teams in Lake Mary, FL.  The intern(s) would support development of present and next-generation contactless laser line probes (LLPs), coordinate measurement machines (CMMs) and related optical imaging and metrology equipment.  The intern(s) can expect to contribute to design aspects such as emitter and detector comparison, selection, and evaluation; lens selection and characterization; imaging system design; optical system-level characterization; and development of algorithms.

Preferred attributes include the following:
·         Strong general knowledge of optical systems, including basic paraxial imaging system design, illumination & photometry principles, aberration effects, basic colorimetry, optical properties of materials, thin films, etc.
·         Understanding of semiconductor emitters (LEDs, edge emitting and VCSEL laser diodes) and detectors, including photodiodes, CMOS sensors, CCDs, etc.
·         Familiarity with optical and electrical measurement systems such as oscilloscopes, spectrometers, spectrophotometers, goniometers, integrating spheres, etc.
·         Programming experience (some experience with Matlab, Mathematica or similar software required; C/C++ or other object oriented programming experience a plus)
·         Familiarity with FPGAs, PCBs, and/or analog circuitry helpful
·         Competent and confident decision making skills, good communication, positive attitude and willingness to learn
·         Both undergraduate and graduate students will be considered.
·         Must be available approximately for 20-25 hours of work in Lake Mary per week during normal business hours

If interested in this opportunity, please forward resumes to

Please note that a FARO Technologies R&D representative (Dr. Jeremy Mares) will be present at the College of Optics Affiliate’s Day event on April 20th and can address any questions for interested students.