报告题目：Biomedical imaging leveraging light and sound
Based on the energy conversion of light into sound, photoacoustic imaging is an emerging noninvasive biomedical imaging technique and has experienced explosive developments in the past two decades. As a hybrid imaging technique, photoacoustic imaging possesses distinguished optical absorption contrast as in pure optical imaging and superb spatial resolution in deep tissue as in pure ultrasound imaging. It can visualize biological samples at scales from organelles, cells, tissues, organs to small-animal whole body and has found unique applications in a range of biomedical fields. In this presentation, I will present our most recent progress in biomedical imaging based on light and sound, including photoacoustic microscopy (PAM), photoacoustic computed tomography (PACT), and ultrasound computed tomography (USCT).
Dr. Chao Tian received the B.S. degree in Electrical Engineering and the Ph.D. degree in Optical Engineering from Zhejiang University, Hangzhou, China. He then worked as a Post-Doctoral Research Fellow in biomedical photoacoustic imaging with the Department of Biomedical Engineering at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor. He is currently a research professor at the School of Engineering Science, University of Science and Technology of China (USTC). He has authored over 30 peer-reviewed journal articles and six inventions. He holds the Senior Membership of the Optical Society (OSA) and is the awardees of the One Hundred Talents Program by the Chinese Academy of Science (CAS) and Anhui Province. His research interests mainly focus on photoacoustic imaging and its biomedical applications.