Photonics Research Training Program for Doctoral Students

The Boston University Photonics Center launched a new Graduate Student Program for doctoral students this year, the Photonics Research Training (PRT) program. PRTs are a community of doctoral students from a wide range of departments who use Photonics in their research, including areas of Biophotonics; Lasers, Nonlinear Optics, and Quantum Photonics; Nanophotonics; Neurophotonics; and Photonics Materials and Devices. PRTs are part of an innovative and close-knit community working alongside world-renowned faculty in advanced facilities and faculty laboratories to develop pioneering, photonics and optics-based solutions at a leading international hub for research and education. In the course of their study and research, PRTs participate in extensive learning and networking events, furthering their education and preparing them for exciting post-graduate careers in industry, research, and academia.

Apply to a BU PhD Program and to be eligible to be a Photonics Research Trainee

PRTs pursue degrees in their home departments of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Biomedical Engineering, Chemistry, Physics, Biology, Materials Science and Engineering, Neuroscience, and more. Doctoral students enrolled in a BU doctoral program, are eligible to be a PRT, and have access to an exciting array of benefits and resources.

The Photonics Center launched a new Graduate Student Initiative this year and appointed a committee of faculty and staff to ensure we have programming and activities that will support a vibrant and engaged community of faculty and graduate students. Reach out to the Graduate Education Committee with questions.


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Please note: Application deadlines may vary by department.