The History and Current Status of the I/UCRC for Lasers and Plasmas

May 2002 Started at Old Dominion University
May 2004

the University of Michigan at Ann Arbor joined the Center for five years

Feb. 2005
the center was moved to the University of Virginia
April 2005
SMU joined the center as the third university site on five years
Nov. 2007
the University of Virginia was awarded the NSF's Grant for the Phase II (additional five years)
Nov. 2008
the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign joined the center on five years
May 2010
SMU received the NSF's grant for the Phase II (additional five years)
May 2012
the University of Virginia received the NSF's grant for Phase III (additional five years)
May 2014
the North Carolina State University joined the Center
May 2015
SMU will submit proposal for the Phase III (for additional two years)

The center will graduate in May 2017.