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Robert B. Goergen Hall for Biomedical Engineering and Optics

Dedicated in Spring 2007, the Robert B. Goergen Hall is the new home of both the Institute of Optics–founded in 1929, it is the nation's first academic program in optics–and Biomedical Engineering–one of the College's newest and fastest growing departments. This 100,000-square-foot building features extensive research facilities, undergraduate and graduate teaching labs, state-of-the-art demonstration and lecture halls, as well as the new Center for Institute Ventures, an initiative to help faculty commercialize their research and discoveries.

275 Hutchison Rd, Rochester, NY 14620

Place Type

River Campus


Upcoming Events

Chemical Engineering Seminar

Professor John R. Kitchin, Carnegie Mellon University

Wednesday, October 2 3:35pm
Chemical Engineering Seminar

Professor Ralph H. Colby, Penn State

Wednesday, October 9 3:25pm
Chemical Engineering Seminar

Professor Aaron R. Wheeler

Wednesday, October 16 3:25pm
Chemical Engineering Seminar

Professor Christopher J. Bardeen, University of California Riverside

Wednesday, October 30 3:25pm
Chemical Engineering Seminar

Professor & Chair Alan C. West, Columbia University

Saturday, November 16 3:35pm

Recent Events

Post Doctoral Association Monthly Meeting

Wednesday, August 7, 2019

Chemistry Organic PhD Defense: Burke

Tuesday, June 11, 2019

Recent Activity


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