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The future site of the Woollam Research Laboratories

University of Nebraska-Lincoln, Department of Electrical Engineering
Nebraska Center for Materials and Nanoscience

Contact: M. Schubert

The next International Conference on Spectroscopic Ellipsometry ICSE-10 will be organized in the Denver area in Summer 2025 by Dave Aspnes, Alain Diebold and Mathias Schubert

May 28, 2022:

The next International Conference on Spectroscopic Ellipsometry, ICSE-10 will be held in Denver, Colorado, and will be organized by Professors Dave Aspnes from North Carolina State University, Alain Diebold from SUNY Albany, and our team. Stay tuned for further information.

Apr 19, 2022:

Congratulations to Matthew for his PhD graduation.

Apr 18, 2022:

Congratulations to Megan Stokey for renewing her Milton E. Mohr Fellowship for the academic year 2022-2023 from the UNL College of Engineering.

Feb 23, 2022:

Mathias and collaborators published their paper in nature on Hyperbolic shear polaritons in monoclinic gallium oxide. Read more news at,, nature Asia, the Max Planck Society, EPSCoR Nebraska, UNL, Mirage News, Technology.Org, and Vanderbilt.

Jan 26, 2022:

Congratulations to Alyssa for being selected one of the two Drude Award winners at the 2022 International Conference on Spectroscopic Ellipsometry in Beijing. Way to go!!

Jan 1, 2022:

Congratulations to Ufuk for being selected fellow of the international networking event Humboldt meets Leibniz: Emerging Topics in Optics and Photonics.

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last update 28. June 2022

The Complex Materials Optics Network (CMON) activities are currently funded by National Science Foundation within Materials Research Science and Engineering Center QSPIN, University of Nebraska-Lincoln, Nebraska Center for Materials and Nanoscience, Department of Electrical Engineering, College of Engineering and Technology, John A. Woollam Foundation, J.A.Woollam Co.,Inc., EMCORE Corporation, INO Canada, and OSRAM Opto- semiconductors GmbH (Germany).

  CMON funding

The Complex Materials Optics Network (CMON) comprises active research groups within the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. The primary focus is optical materials preparation, characterization, and instrumentation development for solving contemporary experimental and theoretical problems in materials sciences and engineering bridging Physics, Chemistry, Biology and Engineering applications. The cluster currently is sectioned into Materials Preparation, Instrumentation, Optical Physics, Photonic Crystals, and Biomaterials groups. Instrumentation developments address Terahertz Ellipsometry, Generalized Ellipsometry, and field-dependent linear and nonlinear spatial- and time-resolving optical probes. Active research areas address magnetic, ferroelectric and multiferroic materials, and nanoscience, nanostructure preparation, charge transport in quantum regime systems, and biointerface properties, for example.