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Complex system and future
technologies in neuroscience – CSFTN’24
29-30 June 2024 Teleon Imperial Hotel (link)
Venue: St Peterburg, Russia

Edik U. Rafailov

Edik U. Rafailov

Aston University, (Birmingham, UK)

Photonics technologies for biomedical applications: imaging, diagnostics and treatments

Abstract: S In recent years, there has been a growing interest in the development of compact and low-cost, versatile, broadly tunable CW and ultra-short pulse laser sources generating light across the near-infrared and visible spectral ranges. In this talk we are presenting the recent progress on the development of novel compact laser sources generating light across broad spectral ranges in CW and ultra-short pulse regimes. We also will demonstrate applicability of such lasers in Biomedical Photonics.

Speaker: Prof. Edik U. Rafailov received the Ph.D. degree from Ioffe Institute, Saint Petersburg, Russia, in 1992. In 1997, he moved to St. Andrews University, Scotland, UK and in 2005, he established a new group in Dundee University, Scotland. In 2014, he and his Optoelectronics and Biomedical Photonics Group moved to Aston University, Birmingham, UK. He has authored and coauthored more than 550 articles in refereed journals and conference proceedings, including three books, ten invited chapters and numerous plenary/invited talks. His current research interests include high-power CW and ultra-short pulsed lasers, generation of UV/visible/IR/MIR and THz radiation, nanostructures and biomedical photonics. He coordinated the €14.7M FP7 FAST-DOT project development of new ultrafast lasers for biophotonics applications and the €12.5M NEWLED project which aims to develop a new generation of LEDs. He also coordinated the H2020 FET projects: Mesa-Brain (€3.3M, aims to develop 3D nano-printing technology for functional three-dimensional human stem cell derived neural networks), and NEUROPA (€3.6M, aims to develop novel non-invasive brain theragnostic approaches), and PLATFORMA. Recently he as a Coordinator was awarded HE Pathfinder GlioLight project (€3.2M, aims to develop novel laser treatment of cancer). He also leads a few other projects funded by EU FP7, H2020 and EPSRC. In 2014 he has been awarded the Lebedev Medal of the Russian Optical Society. In 2022 he was elected as a Fellow of Optica (former OSA) and in 2023 elected as a Fellow SPIE.