Professor Dollar showcased on UCI News

A guiding light

Announcing STROBE, an NSF Science & Technology Center

Professor Dollar is the UCI lead for a new collaborative partnership awarded $24 million by the National Science Foundation (NSF) to launch a new center based on imaging, materials, nano, bio and energy sciences.

The Science and Technology Center on Real-Time Functional Imaging, known as STROBE, will be headquartered at CU Boulder and will integrate several areas of imaging science and technology, including photon and electron-based imaging, advanced algorithms, big data analysis and adaptive imaging. Named for its relation to stroboscopic imaging, the center is designed to tackle major scientific challenges that have the potential to transform imaging science and technology. There is also a strong educational infrastructure which aims to increase engagement, awareness, and participation in optical science.

CU Boulder, along with UCLA, the University of California Berkeley, Florida International University, the University of California Irvine and Fort Lewis College in Durango, Colorado, has received the five-year NSF grant.

The Dollar lab will be recruiting graduate students and undergraduates for this effort.

Professor Dollar named 2016 Sloan Research Fellow

The Sloan Research Fellowships seek to stimulate fundamental research by early-career scientists and scholars of outstanding promise.  These two-year fellowships are awarded yearly to 126 researchers in recognition of distinguished performance and a unique potential to make substantial contributions to their field.

Assistant Professor Franklin Dollar and Assistant Professor Chang Liu honored as 2016 Sloan Fellows

Currently recruiting graduate students

The Dollar lab is looking for graduate students! If interested, please send your CV and research interests to Prof. Franklin Dollar at