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Peyton Brown

Undergraduate Student in Physics, Photonics and Optical Engineering

Born and raised in Rochester, MI, I knew from an early age that I wanted to delve into the world of physics and apply it in an engineering context. My college journey began close to home at Oakland University. The COVID-19 pandemic struck during my senior year of high school, leading me to make the choice to stay near home for my Freshman year. I was fortunate enough to attend in-person physics labs at Oakland, a learning experience that was invaluable to me, especially when so many other universities were shifting to online-only.

Feeling more confident and driven by my passion for photonics and optics, I decided to transfer to Bridgewater State University (BSU) for my sophomore year. My decision was heavily influenced by a tour of BSU's state-of-the-art photonics and optics lab, which had recently acquired an array of cutting-edge equipment. What sealed the deal was BSU's focus on undergraduate research, providing a hands-on educational environment that I knew would be indispensable for my academic and career goals.

At BSU, I took the ambitious step of double majoring in Physics and Photonics and Optical Engineering. This was made manageable thanks to the Advanced Placement (AP) credits I had earned in high school, allowing me to complete both majors in a traditional 4-year timeframe. Over the course of my years at BSU, I have acquired a robust understanding of standard physics principles while also gaining specialized knowledge and hands-on experience in photonics and optical engineering.

As I look to the future, my ultimate goal is to apply the rich tapestry of knowledge and skills I've acquired to research that is not only academically fulfilling but also has tangible real-world applications. Specifically, my interests lie in utilizing photonics for various cutting-edge applications such as information processing, sensing and imaging, quantum sensing, and quantum information.

I am driven by the belief that science and engineering can make a significant impact on society, and I am committed to contributing to research that will improve the lives of others. Thank you for visiting my website, and I invite you to explore further to learn more about my research, academic accomplishments, and career goals.

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