This tutorial will outline some of the fundamental physical principles of photoacoustic imaging, will describe key technological embodiments, and will finally describe exciting new applications in biomedicine. 150-word Biography: Roger Zemp is an Assistant Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of Alberta. He earned his B.Sc. in Physics from the University of Alberta in 1998, his M.Sc. in Electrical and Computer Engineering from the University of Toronto in 2000, and his Ph.D. in Biomedical Engineering from the University of California, Davis, in 2004. He was a postdoctoral research associate with Prof. Lihong Wang at Texas A&M University from 2004-2006, and then at Washington University in St. Louis from 2006-2007. His research interests include photoacoustic imaging, biomedical optics, ultrasound imaging, microfabricated transducers, and technologies for biomedical diagnosis and therapy.
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