Week in Review: 11/19/17 – 11/25/17

11/24/2017

Young investigator award funds vision enhancement research

An assistant professor of electrical and computer engineering at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, Kats aims to enhance the spectral information available to healthy human eyes. https://www.engr.wisc.edu/young-investigator-award-funds-vision-enhancement-research/

Optoelectronics origami: An easy-to-make, double-duty curved image sensor

In a breakthrough that could, for example, lead to cameras with beyond-the-state-of-the-art features such as infinite depth of field, wider view angle, low aberrations, and vastly increased pixel density, flexible optoelectronics pioneer Zhenqiang (Jack) Ma has devised a method for making curved digital image sensors in shapes that mimic an insect’s compound eye (convex) and a mammal’s “pin-hole” eye (concave).

https://www.engr.wisc.edu/optoelectronics-origami-curved-image-sensor/