Program Director: Joseph Izatt

The Biophotonics Program represents a comprehensive, bottom-up approach toward non-invasive, early detection of disease where scientific and technological advances made at one level are incorporated into and drive the work at the next stage.


Program Director: Fan Yuan

The focus of this program is the development of new technologies that can determine in real time the earliest signs of disease at the cellular level and also allow treatment of disease in a seamless fashion. Research in biomedical science and engineering at the molecular level is growing exponentially because of the availability of new investigative nanotools.

Nano and Micro Integrated Systems

Program Director: Nan Jokerst

This program focuses on the intersection of nano-info-bio-opto technologies into integrated systems that can impact many application areas, including medical research and diagnostic systems. The intersection of biological "wet" materials and traditional photonic "hard" materials through heterogeneous optoelectronic integration is an emerging area with applications including sensing.

Quantum Optics and Information Photonics

Program Director: Jungsang Kim and David Beratan

This program focuses on cutting-edge research in quantum information that could address the critical challenges enabling secure medical data transmission for next-generation health care delivery.

Advanced Photonics Systems 

Program Director: Charles Gersbach

This program is a "systems-oriented" focus on real-world applications.

Photonics Materials

Program Director: Steven Cummer 

This program focuses new materials with important and unique value to photonics.

Novel Spectroscopies

Program Director: Warren Warren

This effort focuses on developing novel spectroscopic tools and techniques for application across the fields of chemistry, physics, engineering and medicine.

Systems modeling Techniques Theory & Data Treatment

Program Director: Weitao Yang

This program focuses on advanced photonic techniques using ultrafast lasers, multi-photon, time-resolved and phase-resolved detection techniques, polarization and lifetime measurements further extend the usefulness of molecular and cell-based assays. The effort is also cultivating a team of theoretical investigators in systems modeling and medical data treatment who will be developing the much needed mathematical models for deep tissue imaging and image construction.