Eileen Korenic
Professor of Physics, University of Wisconsin–River Falls

August 2018

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Dr. Korenic is a professor in the Department of Physics of the University of Wisconsin–River Falls. Her research focuses on the optics and color science of liquid crystals. She is very interested in promoting scientific literacy at all educational levels through science outreach programs. Her research has been presented at conventions of the Inter-Society Color Council, the Materials Research Society, the Optical Society of America, and the International Liquid Crystal Society in Strasbourg where her thesis received a Glenn H. Brown prize for outstanding liquid crystal thesis. Before joining the UWRF faculty, Dr. Korenic worked as a colorimetry scientist at 3M in St. Paul where her work received a Circle of Technical Excellence award.

Dr. Korenic received a Ph.D. from the Institute of Optics at the University of Rochester and was supported by a Horton Fellowship at the Laboratory for Laser Energetics from 1991–1997. Her research was in the field of the optical physics of liquid crystals and was carried out at LLE under the supervision of the late Dr. Stephen D. Jacobs.