Arjun Yodh Named 2021 Michael S. Feld Biophotonics Award Recipient
Arjun Yodh, James M. Skinner Professor of Science, was announced as the 2021 recipient of The Optical Society Michael S. Feld Biophotonics Award. He was selected for his "pioneering research on optical sensing in scattering media, especially diffuse optical and correlation spectroscopy and tomography, and for advancing the field of biophotonics through mentorship."
Yodh is the former Director of the Laboratory for Research on the Structure of Matter and its National Science Foundation-supported Materials Science and Engineering Center. His research interests span fundamental and applied questions in condensed matter physics, medical physics, biophysics, and the optical sciences. Areas of ongoing research include: soft materials, liquid crystals and other complex fluids, carbon nanotubes, optical microscopy, optical micromanipulation, linear/nonlinear optics, and more. Yodh holds 10 patents and has published over 350 journal articles.
The Optical Society promotes and delivers scientific and technical information on optics and photonics worldwide that is authoritative, accessible and archived. Established in 2012, the Feld Biophotonics Award recognizes innovative and influential contributions to the field of biophotonics, regardless of career stage. The award encompasses all areas of biophotonics including fundamental optics discoveries in biology, development of new theoretical frameworks, and novel instrumentation and clinical translational research for biomedicine.
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