Guest Editorial Introduction to JSTQE Issue on Nanobiophotonics

Ilko Ilev, Andrea Armani, James Tunnell, Beop Min Kim, Wei Chuan Shih, Andrew Fales, Niko Hildebrandt

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Original languageEnglish
Article number9489348
JournalIEEE Journal of Selected Topics in Quantum Electronics
Issue number5
Publication statusPublished - 2021 Sept 1

Bibliographical note

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Andrea Armani (Senior Member, IEEE) received the B.A. degree in physics from The University of Chicago, Chicago, IL, USA, in 2001 and the Ph.D. degree in applied physics with a minor in biology from the California Institute of Technology, Pasadena, CA, USA, in 2007. She was the Clare Boothe Luce Postdoctoral Fellow of biology and chemical engineering with the California Institute of Technology. She is currently the Ray Irani Chair of engineering and materials science and a Professor of chemical engineering and materials science with courtesy appointments in Electrical Engineering and Biomedical Engineering with the Viterbi School of Engineering and Chemistry in the Dornsife College, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, CA, USA. She is also the Director of the John D. O’Brien Nanofabrication Laboratory and the Powell Teaching Laboratory, two core nanofabrication cleanrooms at USC. She spent her 2015 sabbatical with Northrop Grumman, Falls Church, VA, USA, as a Northrop Faculty Fellow. She is actively involved in several different professional societies, serving on and chairing conference technical committees for IEEE, OSA, and SPIE. She routinely serves on review panels for NSF, NIH, and ARPA-E, is an Associate Editor for the ACS Photonics, and a Features Editor of the Optics Letters. She is a Member of AAAS and NAI, a Senior Member of AIChE, a Fellow of OSA and SPIE, and a Full Member of Sigma Xi. She is currently a Visiting Lecturer for SPIE and for OSA. She is also the advisor for the USC student chapters of AIChE and OSA/SPIE. She was the recipient of several awards for research and mentoring, including the ONR Young Investigator Award, Congressionally Directed Medical Research Program New Investigator Award, NIH New Innovator Award, and Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers. The translational impact of her research on broader society and her thought leadership has been recognized by her being named a Technology Review Top 35 Innovators under 35, Popular Science’s Brilliant 10, World Economic Forum’s Young Scientist, STS Forum Future Leader, and World Economic Forum’s Young Global Leader. In addition, her dedication to mentoring the next generation of scientists and engineers has been recognized with the USC Mellon Mentoring Award for Undergraduate Mentoring and the Hanna Reisler Award for Mentoring.

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Wei-Chuan Shih (Senior Member, IEEE) received the B.S. degree from National Taiwan University, Taipei, Taiwan, the M.S. degree from National Chiao Tung University, Hsinchu, Taiwan, and the Ph.D. degree from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), Cambridge, MA, USA. As MIT Martin Fellow of Sustainability, his Ph.D. work was conducted with the MIT Spectroscopy Laboratory/NIH Laser Biomedical Research Center, studying novel optical spec-troscopy techniques for non-invasive chemical or biomedical sensing and disease diagnosis. He also worked extensively on MEMS design and nanofabrication. He was Schlumberger Research Fellow, studying optical analysis of hydrocarbon and developing system for offshore oil spill monitoring. He is currently a Professor of electrical and computer engineering with the University of Houston, Houston, TX, USA, with joint appointments in Biomedical Engineering, Chemistry, and Materials Science and Engineering. He was the recipient of the NSF CAREER Award in Biophotonics and the inaugural NASA Early CAREER Faculty Grant in microfluidic biosensors. He is an Associate Editor for the OSA Optics Express and SPIE Journal of Nanophotonics. He is Fellow of SPIE, and Senior Member of OSA and National Academy of Investors.

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James W. Tunnell (Member, IEEE) received the B.S. degree in electrical engineering from The University of Texas at Austin, Austin, TX, USA, and the Ph.D. degree in bioengineering from Rice University, Houston, TX, USA. He is currently an Associate Professor of biomedical engineering with The University of Texas at Austin, where he holds the Roberta Woods Ray Centennial Fellowship. He holds courtesy appointments with the Departments of Oncology and Diagnostic Medicine, Dell Medical School, University of Texas at Austin. In 2005, he joined the faculty of the University of Texas, where he leads the Biophotonics Laboratory. He has authored or coauthored more than 100 referred journal articles, proceedings and book chapters, presented papers at more than 130 international and national conferences, and edited one book. His research interests include biomedical optics centers on developing technologies that use light (photonics) for biomedical applications, which include noninvasive skin cancer screening, laser surgery, image-guided surgery, and targeted hyperthermia using nanoparticle enhanced photothermal therapy. He was the recipient of numerous awards or honors, including the South-by-Southwest Interactive Award (2015), Fellow of the American Institute of Medical and Biological Engineers – AIMBE (2015), Best Paper in the Biomedical Engineering Division - America Society for Engineering Education (2012), Outstand BME Graduate Alumnus from Rice University (2010), Coulter Fellow (2010), “20 Greatest Inventions of the Next Decade”, Business Week (2009), Ralph E. Powe Junior Faculty Enhancement Award from the Oak Ridge Associated Universities (2007), Early Career Award from the Wallace H. Coulter Foundation (2008, 2006), National Research Service Award from the NIH (2004), and Best Basic Science Paper from the American Society for Laser Medicine and Surgery (2000). He was an Associate Editor for the Annals of Biomedical Engineering and on the program committees for CLEO, OSA, ASLMS, and IEEE-Photonics Society and several board positions for OSA and ASLMS. He is a Member of OSA, ASLMS, and BMES. He has lead (as PI) research projects from a broad range of public and private organizations, including the National Institutes of Health, National Science Foundation, Coulter Foundation, American Society for Lasers in Surgery and Medicine, and the Cancer Prevention and Research Institute of Texas. He was awarded the National Research Service Award from the National Institutes of Health to fund his postdoctoral fellowship in the Spectroscopy Laboratory at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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