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Medford, MA 02155

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Mark Cronin-Golomb
Professor, Department of Biomedical Engineering


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

Honors and Awards

  • Sydney University Postgraduate Research Traveling Scholarship
  • Presidential Young Investigator Award, 1987 (National Science Foundation)
  • Denison Distinguished Visitorship, 2005, University of Sydney
  • Senior Member, IEEE
  • Fellow, Optical Society of America

Research Interests

Use of optics in the development of biomedical devices such as microfluidic systems. Application of nonlinear optics to biomedical engineering.


Professor Cronin-Golomb graduated from University of Sydney with a B.Sc. in Physics and from Caltech with a Ph.D. in Physics. His research there was on photorefractive nonlinear optics in the group of Amnon Yariv where he discovered the first photorefractive self-pumped phase conjugate mirror. He worked for two years at Ortel Corporation, researching the application of photorefractive devices to semiconductor lasers. He joined Tufts University in 1986 as associate professor of Electrical Engineering and is now a member the Department of Biomedical Engineering. In 1996-1997 he was a visiting associate professor at Stanford University in Steve Chu's group.


Courses covering a wide range of topics including biomedical optics, nonlinear optics, and biomedical instrumentation.
  • BME 56 Biophotonics Laboratory
  • BME 100 Design of Medical Instruments
  • EN64-BME Introduction to Biomedical Engineering

Professional Positions

Sept. 2008 - Present Professor, Tufts University, Biomedical Engineering, Medford MA
Jan. 2005 - Dec. 2005
Visiting Scholar, University of Sydney, Physics, Sydney, Australia
Sept. 2002 - Sept. 2008
Associate Professor, Tufts Univ., Biomedical Engineering, Medford MA
Aug.1996 - Aug. 1997
Visiting Associate Professor, Stanford Univ., Electrical Engineering, Palo Alto CA
Sept. 1986 - Sept. 2002
Associate Professor, Tufts, Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, Medford MA
Oct. 1984 - Sept. 1986
Staff Scientist, Ortel Corporation, Alhambra CA
Jun. 1983 - Sept. 1984 Research Fellow, Caltech, Applied Physics, Pasadena CA

Service Memberships

  • Reviewer, New York State Office of Science, Technology, and Academic Research
  • Reviewer, National Science Foundation
  • Associate Editor, Optics Letters, 1986-1989
  • Topical Editor, Optics Letters, 1991-1994
  • Editorial Advisory Board, Optics Communications, 1991-1997