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Education

B.Sc. (Physics) University of Sydney 1979
Ph.D. (Physics) California Institute of Technology 1983

Positions Held

Professor of Biomedical Engineering
Tufts University, Sept 2008 – Present
Research in optical tweezers, atomic force microscopy, nonlinear optics of biopolymers.
Associate Professor of Biomedical Engineering
Tufts University, Sept 2002 – Sept 2008
Research in optical tweezers, atomic force microscopy, terahertz source engineering.
Associate Professor of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science
Tufts University, Sept. 1986 – Sept. 2002
Research in photorefractive nonlinear optics.
Staff Scientist, Ortel Corporation, Oct. 1984-Sept. 1986.
Lead optical research lab developing optical limiters and applications of phase conjugation for GaAlAs lasers.
Research Fellow, California Institute of Technology, Jun. 1983-Sept. 1984
Performed research in phase conjugation and nonlinear optics.
Visiting Associate Professor of Electrical Engineering
Stanford University, Aug. 1996 – Aug. 1997
Research in biophysics, atomic force microscopy, laser tweezers, microscopic measurements of fluid properties.
Visiting Scholar, School of Physics University of Sydney, Australia Jan. 2005 – Dec. 2005
Research in optofluidics and application of optical tweezers to optical switching and sensing
Visiting Professor, Department of Chemistry, McGill University, Montreal, Canada Aug. 2013 – Aug. 2014
Research in the use of azobenzene-type molecules for the production and use of optically sensitive and patternable silk

Consulting and other professional activities

Program committee, SPIE Optofluidics II, SPIE Optics and Photonics, San Diego, CA 2007
Program committee, Controlling light with light, OSA topical meeting, Squaw Valley, CA 2007
Reviewer, NSF SBIR program
Reviewer, UT San Antonio Limited Submission Competitions

Honors & Awards

Sydney University Postgraduate Research Travelling Scholarship
Presidential Young Investigator Award, 1987 (National Science Foundation)
Denison Distinguished Visitorship, 2005, University of Sydney
Visiting scientist CSACS award, McGill University, 2013
Senior Member, IEEE
Fellow, Optical Society of America