Dr. Arjun G. Yodh


Topic: Diffuse Optical Tomography

Dr. Arjun G. Yodh is the Director of The Laboratory for Research on the Structure of Matter (LRSM) at the University of Pennsylvania. Physics & Astronomy is his home department and he has a secondary appointment in the Department of Radiation Oncology in the Medical School. He is a member of several interdisciplinary institutes including the Laboratory for Research on the Structure of Matter (LRSM), the Institute of Medicine and Engineering (IME), the Bioengineering Graduate Group, and the Abramson Cancer Center. Yodh received his B.Sc. from Cornell University , and his Ph.D. from Harvard University . He joined the University of Pennsylvania faculty in 1988, following a two-year postdoctoral fellowship at AT&T Bell Laboratories. His current interests span fundamental and applied questions in condensed matter physics, medical and biophysics, and the optical sciences. Areas of ongoing research include: soft materials, complex fluids and networks, carbon nanotubes, laser spectroscopy, optical microsopy & micromanipulation, biomedical optics, functional imaging and spectroscopy of living tissues, photodynamic therapy and nonlinear optics.