Curriculum Vitae

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1986 Ph.D., Harvard University, Division of Applied Sciences
1982 M.S., Harvard University, Division of Applied Sciences
1981 B.Sc., Cornell University, School of Applied and Engineering Physics


1997- Professor of Physics and Astronomy, University of Pennsylvania
1997- Professor of Radiation Oncology, University of Pennsylvania
1997-98 Adjunct Professor, School of Bioengineering, Drexel University
1993-97 Associate Professor of Physics, University of Pennsylvania
1988-93 Assistant Professor of Physics, University of Pennsylvania
1987-88 Postdoctoral Research Associate with Harry W.K. Tom, AT&T Bell Labs
1986-87 Postdoctoral Research Associate with Steven Chu, AT&T Bell Labs
1982-86 Research Assistant (RA) with Tom W. Mossberg, Harvard University


James M. Skinner Professor of Science, Endowed Chair, Univ. of Pennsylvania (2000- )
Director, PENN Laboratory for Research on Structure of Matter (LRSM) (2009- )
Director, NSF Materials Research Science & Engineering Center (MRSEC) (2009- )
Alexander von Humboldt Senior Research Award, University of Düsseldorf (2015- )
Raymond and Beverly Sackler Lecturer, Tel-Aviv University (2015-16)
Visiting Professor, École Supérieure of Industrial Physics & Chemistry (ESPCI), Paris, (2012)
MRSEC Deputy Director, Laboratory for Research on the Structure of Matter (2004-2009)
Langmuir Lecturer (ACS Division of Colloid and Surface Chemistry, 2006)
Sigma Xi National Lecturer in Science (2000-2002)
Fellow, American Association for Advancement of Science (AAAS)
Fellow, Optical Society of America
Fellow, American Physical Society
Member, Bioengineering Graduate Group, University of Pennsylvania
Member, Institute of Medicine and Engineering (IME), University of Pennsylvania
Member, Cancer Institute, Hospital at the University of Pennsylvania (HUP)
William Smith Term Chair, University of Pennsylvania 1997-2000
Office of Naval Research Navy Young Investigator 1991-94
Alfred P. Sloan Research Fellow 1991-94
National Science Foundation Presidential Young Investigator 1990-95
AT&T Bell Laboratories Faculty Fellow 1990-93
Lilly Foundation Faculty Teaching Fellow, University of Pennsylvania, 1988-89
U.S. Army Pre-Doctoral Fellowship, Harvard University, 1983-86
Cornell National Scholar, Cornell University, 1977-81
Westinghouse Nationwide Science Talent Search Winner, Top 40, 1977


Editorial Board

Neurophotonics (2014- )
Biomedical Optics Express (2010- )
Journal of Innovative Optical Health Sciences (2008- )
Physical Review E (2002-05)

Conference Chair/Co-Chair

88th ACS Colloid & Surface Science Symposium (Philadelphia, PA, June 2014).
International Symposium on Metabolic Imaging and Spectroscopy (Philadelphia, PA, June 2013)
Optical Imaging & Spectroscopy OSA BIOMED Topicals (Miami, Florida, Spring 2010)
Laser Science/Optical Society of America XXII Annual Meeting (Rochester, NY, Fall 2006)
Optical Society of America Biomedical Topicals (OSA, Miami, Florida, April 2002)
Advances in Optical Imaging and Photon Migration (Optical Society of America, Miami, Florida, April 2000)
Advances in Optics for Biotechnology, Medicine and Surgery
(United Engineering Foundation, Kona, Hawaii, August 1999)

Scientific Consultant / Scientific Board

Mallinckrodt Medical, (1994-99)
NIM Inc., (1994-96)
Cytometrix Inc., (1994-98)
Nanoselect Inc., (~2004-08)
Flox Medical (2012- )
Hemophotonics (2012- )


National Resource Council Committee on Atomic, Molecular and Optical Sciences (CAMOS) 2000-03)
Advisory Board for NIH Optical Resource at MIT George Harrison Spectroscopy Lab (2002- )
Evaluation Committee, FOM Programme 45 'Waves in complex media' , Netherlands (2001)
Numerous NIH Study Sections, NASA Grant Study Sections, NSF Panel Review Committees, Naval Research Lab Biomaterials External Review Committee, Oak Ridge Neutrons for Soft Matter, Departmental External Review Committees (Kent State University), MRSEC external advisory boards (Harvard, Brandeis, NYU), MRL External Advisory Board (Illinois), etc.

Guest Editor of Special/Topical Journal Issues

Issue in honor of Britton Chance in the Journal of Biomedical Optics (April 2000)
Two Issues (1997) on "Diffusing Photons for the Study of Turbid Media," in the Journal of Optical Society of America A (fundamental aspects), and in Applied Optics (applied aspects)

Public Lecturing

Exploring Einstein and Brownian Motion lecture & simple lab to High School Physics Classes (Passaic Valley, Phoenixville, Harriton, Methacton, Susquehanna Township) (2005-6)
Sigma Xi National Lecturer in Science
Hands-On Research in Complex Systems Summer School, Sao Paulo, Brazil (2009) 
LRSM Science Cafes - "Imaging Inside Human Body with Light" (annually)
Exciting Science of Chocolate , Atlanta (2014)
Why Light Matters, Franklin Institute, Philadelphia (2015).