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UB’s Prasad Named IEEE Fellow

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BUFFALO, N.Y., Jan. 24, 2018 — Paras Prasad, executive director of the Institute for Lasers, Photonics and Biophotonics at the University at Buffalo (UB), has been named a fellow of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), a professional association devoted to advancing technology for humanity.

The honor recognizes Prasad’s contributions in biophotonics, nanophotonics and novel biomedical technology. At UB, Prasad is a SUNY Distinguished Professor in the departments of Chemistry, Physics, Medicine and Electrical Engineering. He is an internationally known expert on the study of light. In the 1990s, he became a pioneer in the field of light-based nanomedicine, which uses tiny, light-activated particles to diagnose, monitor and treat disease. Three decades later, he remains one of the most prominent thinkers in this field.

A prolific inventor and researcher, Prasad has received numerous regional, national and international awards for his lifetime achievements. At UB, Prasad has worked with colleagues to develop or study a wide range of new materials that could advance technology in health care and other fields, including miniature luminescent crystals that could be used in image-guided surgery, light-activated particles that could enable the development of new bioimaging technologies for disease detection and onion-like nanoparticles whose specially designed layers could convert invisible NIR light to higher energy blue and UV light efficiently. These advancements could improve the performance of technologies ranging from deep-tissue imaging to security inks used for printing money.

The IEEE is a professional association dedicated to the advancement of technology ranging from aerospace systems, computers and telecommunications to biomedical engineering, electric power and consumer electronics.
Jan 2018
BusinessParas PrasadInstitute for Lasers Photonics and BiophotonicsUniversity of BuffaloInstitute of Electrical and Electronics EngineersIEEEBiophotonicsimagingSensors & Detectorslight sourcesAmericas

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