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Mark Cronin-Golomb

Biomedical Engineering
Cronin-Golomb Lab

Mark Cronin-Golomb

Biomedical Engineering
Cronin-Golomb Lab

Phone 617-627-4355
Science and Technology Center, Room 246
4 Colby Street, Medford, MA
optical instrumentation, laser tweezers, atomic force microscopy, nonlinear optics, biomedical optics, optical tweezers

Mark Cronin-Golomb graduated from University of Sydney with a B.Sc. in Physics and from Caltech with a Ph.D. in Physics. At Caltech, his research focused on photorefractive nonlinear optics in the group of Amnon Yariv, where he discovered the first photorefractive self-pumped phase conjugate mirror. Cronin-Golomb worked for two years at Ortel Corporation, researching the application of photorefractive devices to semiconductor lasers. He joined Tufts University in 1986 as an associate professor of electrical engineering and is now a member of the Department of Biomedical Engineering.

Ph.D., Physics, California Institute of Technology, 1983
B.Sc., Physics, University of Sydney, 1979
Professional Experience: 

Professor, Department of Biomedical Engineering, Tufts University


Visiting Professor, Department of Chemistry, McGill University


Visiting Scholar, School of Physics, University of Sydney


Associate Professor, Department of Biomedical Engineering, Tufts University


Visiting Associate Professor, Department of Electrical Engineering, Stanford University


Associate Professor, Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, Tufts School of Engineering


Staff Scientist, Ortel Corporation


Research Fellow, Department of Applied Physics, Caltech

Research Interests: 

Cronin-Golomb's research interests include the use of optics in the development of biomedical devices such as microfluidic systems, and the application of nonlinear optics to biomedical engineering.

Selected Honors and Awards: 
2013: Visiting Scientist Award, Centre for Self-Assembled Chemical Structures, McGill University
2009: Elected Fellow, Optical Society of America (OSA)
2008: Elected Senior Member, Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE)
2005: Denison Distinguished Visitorship, University of Sydney
1987: Presidential Young Investigator Award (National Science Foundation)
1979: Sydney University Postgraduate Research Traveling Scholarship
Selected Professional Activities: 
Reviewer, University of Texas, San Antonio
Reviewer, National Science Foundation
Reviewer, New York State Office of Science, Technology, and Academic Research
1991-1997: Editorial Advisory Board, Optics Communications
1991-1994: Topical Editor, Optics Letters
1986-1989: Associate Editor, Optics Letters
Professional Memberships: 
Optical Society of America (OSA)
Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE)
Biomedical Engineering Society (BMES)
American Chemical Society (ACS)
SPIE – The International Society for Optical Engineering
Biophysical Society
American Physical Society (APS)
Teaching/Courses Taught: 
BME-100: Design of Medical Instrumentation
BIOE-291: Masters in Bioengineering Seminar I