College of Optics & Photonics (CREOL)
Michael Mielke, Ph.D., ’00, ’03 | Chief Scientist, Raydiance
Professional Achievement Award 2014
Designing and building laser-based solutions may sound like a dream job, but Michael Mielke had obstacles to overcome in order to attain his position at Raydiance in Northern California. After finding the telecommunications field in fiber optics no longer viable upon graduating UCF’s College of Optics and Photonics, Mielke was forced to “re-focus” his career path. Fortunately, CREOL’s education went beyond optics, and provided the necessary preparation for Mielke to now integrate disparate fields of study for a common goal.
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