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Fantini named Optical Society of America Fellow

Wednesday, October 18, 2017
Professor Sergio Fantini was named to the 2018 Fellows Class of the Optical Society of America.
Professor Sergio Fantini sits in his lab.

Professor Sergio Fantini of the Department of Biomedical Engineering will be a member of the 2018 Fellows Class of the Optical Society of America (OSA). He joins 100 other Fellows selected through a highly competitive process that grants fellowship to no more than 10% of the OSA membership at a time.

OSA Fellows are chosen based on their service to the OSA and the optics community at large, as well as leadership and research contributions in the areas of science, engineering, and technology.

Fantini’s research is focused on biomedical optics, particularly diffuse near-infrared spectroscopy and biological tissue imaging. His research laboratory, the Diffuse Optical Imaging of Tissue Lab (DOIT Lab), investigates noninvasive applications of diffuse optics to assess cerebral perfusion and brain activity, detect breast cancer, monitor response to neoadjuvant chemotherapy, and quantify skeletal muscle oxygenation. 

The OSA was founded in 1916 and is the leading professional organization for scientists and engineers whose work focuses on the science of light. Bringing together industry professionals, students, and researchers, the OSA is committed to supporting new discoveries and collaborations of optics and photonics experts around the world.