A pioneer in the science of Photonics and Photothermics

A pioneer in the science of Photonics and Photothermics

Andreas Mandelis is an internationally renowned scientist and expert in Thermophotonics and Applied Photonics, a professor and researcher at the Department of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering at the University of Toronto and also the Director of the Centre for Advanced Diffusion-Wave Technologies (CADIFT).

He’s acknowledged as a pioneer in the fields of diffusion-wave, photothermal and photoacoustic sciences and related technologies. He is the inventor of a photothermal imaging radar which can detect tooth decay at an early stage. His research encompasses the non-destructive evaluation of materials with industrial and biomedical applications. His current research in the field of biomaterials and biomedical engineering involves establishing the fields of biophotonics and biophotoacoustics as they apply to biological tissues.

Dr. Mandelis was born on June 22nd, 1952, in Corfu. He studied Physics at Yale University and later received his Masters and PhD from the Applied Physics and Materials Laboratory in the Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering at Princeton University.

Following is graduation, Dr. Mandelis worked as a researcher at Bell-Northern Research Labs in Ottawa.

Moreover, he is the editor-in-chief of the book series Progress in Photothermal and Photoacoustic Science and Technology and co-founder and Chief Technology Officer of Quantum Dental Technologies.

He is the recipient of the 2012 CAP-INO Medal for Outstanding Achievement in Applied Photonics, following the invention of the Canary System that uses laser pulses to detect tooth decay at an early stage, as mentioned above.