Prof. Lihong V. Wang
Bren Professor at Caltech
SPIE Involvement:
Awards Committee | Conference Chair | Conference Program Committee | Editorial Board Member: Journal of Biomedical Optics | Editor | Author
Area of Expertise:
Photoacoustic tomography , 3D photoacoustic microscopy , Ultrasound-modulated optical tomography , Mueller-matrix optical coherence tomography , Microwave-induced thermoacoustic tomography , Monte Carlo simulation of photon transport
Profile Summary

Lihong Wang earned his Ph.D. degree at Rice University, Houston, Texas under the tutelage of Robert Curl, Richard Smalley, and Frank Tittel. He is Bren Professor of Medical Engineering and Electrical Engineering at California Institute of Technology. His book entitled “Biomedical Optics: Principles and Imaging,” one of the first textbooks in the field, won the 2010 Joseph W. Goodman Book Writing Award. He also edited the first book on photoacoustic tomography. He has published 495 peer-reviewed articles in journals including Nature and Science and delivered 500 keynote, plenary, or invited talks. His Google Scholar h-index and citations have reached 122 and 61,000, respectively. His laboratory was the first to report functional photoacoustic tomography, 3D photoacoustic microscopy, photoacoustic endoscopy, photoacoustic reporter gene imaging, the photoacoustic Doppler effect, the universal photoacoustic reconstruction algorithm, microwave-induced thermoacoustic tomography, ultrasound-modulated optical tomography, time-reversed ultrasonically encoded (TRUE) optical focusing, nonlinear photoacoustic wavefront shaping (PAWS), compressed ultrafast photography (10 trillion frames/s, world’s fastest camera), Mueller-matrix optical coherence tomography, and optical coherence computed tomography. He was the Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Biomedical Optics. He received the NIH’s FIRST, NSF’s CAREER, NIH Director’s Pioneer, and NIH Director’s Transformative Research awards. He also received the OSA C.E.K. Mees Medal, IEEE Technical Achievement Award, IEEE Biomedical Engineering Award, SPIE Britton Chance Biomedical Optics Award, Senior Prize of the International Photoacoustic and Photothermal Association, and OSA Michael S. Feld Biophotonics Award. He is a Fellow of the AIMBE, Electromagnetics Academy, IEEE, OSA, and SPIE. An honorary doctorate was conferred on him by Lund University, Sweden. He was inducted into the National Academy of Engineering.
Publications (520)

SPIE Journal Paper | 13 March 2020
JBO Vol. 25 Issue 03
KEYWORDS: Melanoma, Tumors, Photoacoustic spectroscopy, Blood, Photoacoustic tomography, In vivo imaging, Blood vessels, Skin, Tissues, Absorption

Proceedings Article | 10 March 2020
Proc. SPIE. 11252, Advanced Chemical Microscopy for Life Science and Translational Medicine
KEYWORDS: Photoacoustic tomography, Tissue optics, Ultrasonics, Ultraviolet radiation, Diffusion, Photoacoustic microscopy, Laser therapeutics, Laser tissue interaction, Transducers, Tomography

Proceedings Article | 9 March 2020
Proc. SPIE. 11216, Multiscale Imaging and Spectroscopy
KEYWORDS: Photoacoustic tomography, Tissue optics, Ultrasonics, Diffusion, Photoacoustic microscopy, Laser therapeutics, Laser tissue interaction, Transducers, Tomography, In vivo imaging

SPIE Journal Paper | 28 February 2020
AP Vol. 2 Issue 01
KEYWORDS: Ultrafast imaging, Reconstruction algorithms, Imaging systems, Photography, Streak cameras, Image restoration, Information security, Photonics, Data acquisition, Cameras

Proceedings Article | 17 February 2020
Proc. SPIE. 11240, Photons Plus Ultrasound: Imaging and Sensing 2020
KEYWORDS: Super resolution, Photoacoustic tomography, Acoustics, Brain, In vivo imaging, Blood, Spatial resolution, Neuroimaging, Diffraction, Blood vessels