Zhongping Chen, Ph.D. Selected as the 2024 Recipient of Optica’s Michael S. Feld Biophotonics Award

Dr. Zhongping Chen, professor of Biomedical Engineering and Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, was selected as the 2024 recipient of the prestigious Michael S. Feld Biophotonics award from Optica.  He was recognized by the organization “for pioneering research, development, and clinical translation of Doppler optical coherence tomography (OCT), OCT angiography, OCT elastography, and multimodality intravascular imaging.”

“It is an honor for Beckman Laser Institute & Medical Clinic, for UCi and for everyone who collaborates with Dr. Chen,” stated collaborator Dr. Yona Tadir, adjunct professor and former Institute medial director.  “Last but not least, the modesty and friendly environment that he casts serves as an exemplary example to all others.”

About Michael S. Feld Biophotonics Award

Recognizes individuals for their innovative and influential contributions to the field of biophotonics, regardless of their career stage.  The scope of the award encompasses all areas of biophotonics, ranging from fundamental optics discoveries in biology to the development of new theoretical frameworks and novel instrumentation to clinical translational research for biomedicine.

The award was established in 2012 to honor Michael Feld for his fundamental contributions to applications of photonics technologies to solving biomedical problems. It is endowed by Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Hamamatsu Photonics K.K., Coherent Inc., David Feld along with Ramachandra Dasari, Adam Wax, Kyungwon An, Robert Gold, Charles Holbrow, Firooz Partovi, Manoharan Ramasamy, Rebecca Richards-Kortum and Guillermo Tearney.

About Optica

Optica, the society advancing optics and photonic worldwide, is a leader of excellence, delivering high-quality scientific and technical information that is authoritative, accessible and archived.  Since 1916, the society has been the world’s leading champion for optics and photonics, uniting and educating scientists, engineers, educators, technicians and business leaders worldwide. Optica currently services 572,000 customers, 24,000 individual members, and 500+ corporate members from more than 184 countries.

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