Monday, November 1, 2021

Optical Engineering Internship at MIT


My name is Emma Landsiedel and I am a Technical Staff member and Student Intern Coordinator in the Optical Engineering Group at MIT Lincoln Laboratory in Massachusetts.  Our group here is seeking student candidates for optical engineering internships for the summer of 2022.  If the current trends hold, we are excited to host student interns in-person at our Lexington, MA site.


To give some background on who we are, MIT Lincoln Laboratory is a Federally Funded Research and Development Center (FFRDC) which conducts groundbreaking R&D to solve problems that are critical not only to national security, but to the advancement of science itself.   The Optical Engineering group I represent is a specialized group of about 35 Optical Engineers and Optical Specialists/Technicians.  We collaborate with Mission Divisions across the Laboratory taking cutting-edge concepts and applying all aspects of the optical engineering discipline to the development of prototype satellite, airborne, underwater and terrestrial optical systems.


A summer intern in the Optical Engineering Group will gain real-world experience working with staff members on a broad range of optical problems from system conceptual design, ray tracing and tolerance analysis, specification and oversight of optical component fabrication, and optical system alignment and testing. 


Attached you will find a copy of our Summer Intern Job Description with more details for the candidates we are seeking.  The link to apply online is here:  .  I am hoping you can distribute this to your students and those who might be interested in an optical engineering internship.  We will consider applications submitted before November 15th.  One important note to highlight (also stated in the job description), is that we can only interview and host U.S. citizens. 


Given that this is our first correspondence, we would also be happy to entertain a phone or video call with your optics department representatives so that we can provide more information on who we are and what kind of work we perform in our Optical Engineering group.  Additionally, here is a link to the MIT Lincoln Laboratory career page (which can also direct you to the MIT LL external site for more information):


I have cc’d two other Optical Engineers and Student Intern Coordinators in our group (Zach Darling and Michael Dalpiaz),  so that any one of us may respond promptly.


Thank you for your time,


Emma Landsiedel

Optical Engineer – Group 78

MIT Lincoln Laboratory

(781) 981-8339



Caltech WAVE Fellows Undergraduate Research Program


Caltech is now accepting applications for our WAVE Fellows undergraduate research program.


Please share with students and colleagues. Thank you!



The WAVE Fellows program provides support for undergraduate students, who are underrepresented in STEM and intend on pursuing a Ph.D., to conduct a 10-week summer research project under the mentorship of Caltech faculty.


Research opportunities in biology, neuroscience, chemistry, chemical engineering, engineering and applied science, geology, environmental science, sustainability, astronomy, physics, nanotechnology, quantum sciences, humanities, social science, and more!


Research-specific information sessions are scheduled starting on November 3. This is a chance to learn more about the program, application process, and meet Caltech faculty in different disciplines.


Applications due Jan 7, 2022.

Program dates: June 13 - August 19, 2022.



Applicants must be current sophomores, juniors, or non-graduating seniors;

have a cumulative GPA of at least 3.2;

be a US citizen, permanent resident, or have DACA status.

Strong applicants are encouraged to have prior research experience.



Graduate school prep workshops

Faculty seminars

Networking events

Writing workshops

Social activities



Click here for more information.


Questions about the WAVE Fellows program can be directed to Carol Casey.

Monday, August 30, 2021

Scholarships for being vaccinated.


UCF is giving away several items, including scholarships for being vaccinated.  APPLY!  (and also be vaccinated!) You need to have had at least one shot prior to Sept. 15.


Monday, August 23, 2021

Photonics Test Engineer Position at SiLC Technologies


SiLC is looking for a photonics test engineer to be a part of a dynamic and experienced team focused on building a revolutionary 4D sensing solution.


·        Maintain test equipment, processes, and procedures for the characterization of photonic integrated circuits (PIC), optoelectronic devices, and LIDAR systems.

·        Coordinate with management and engineers to perform PIC evaluation and testing.

·        Write, modify, and maintain MATLAB/Python/LabVIEW code for PIC testing and data analysis.

·        Support with data analysis, organization of measured data, and maintain component library database from various photonics devices.

·        Specify and purchase lab equipment and materials required for testing.

·        Support the PIC design team with layout and scripting


·        Bachelor’s Degree in Physics, Applied Physics, Electrical Engineering, Optics, or a related field.

·        Familiarity with photonics components, fiber optics, free-space optics, and standard test electronic equipment.

·        Working knowledge of C/C++, Matlab, Python, or a similar language and interested in learning scripting layout

·        Prior internship or university research experience in the photonics-related field.

·        Aptitude for performing hands-on laboratory experiments and measurements.

·        Ability to adapt and operate under tight deadlines.

·        Strong communication and interpersonal skills and willingness to learn new things.


·        Strong hands-on experience on free-space, fiber optics, and optical alignment to fiber/waveguide devices.




About SiLC


We are a 4D vision sensor company located in Monrovia, CA. Our focus is on creating 3D point clouds based on the FMCW lidar concept and coherent optical detection. Our lidar sensor is capable of measuring more than just the distance of an object, unlocking a multitude of new dimensions that can enhance the performance of modern machine vision algorithms. We just closed our Series A and are expanding our team to scale up our activities. Please visit our website for the most recent updates:

Contact:  Sepehr Benis at 

Thursday, March 11, 2021

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