16 - 18 September 2024
Houston, Texas, US

Be part of these co-located meetings merging translational biophotonics and applications, and novel additive manufacturing technologies in any area of photonics.

At Rice University in Houston, Texas, leaders in the field will discuss paths that led to their advancements and will also plot new directions for the future of optical imaging and photonics for both research and clinical applications. Clinicians will present their perspectives on application needs, while industry representatives will discuss pathways to commercialization.
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2024 Conference chairs


Tomasz Tkaczyk

Rice Univ. (United States)

Brian E. Applegate

Keck School of Medicine of USC (United States)

2024 Invited speakers


Samuel Achilefu, UT Southwestern

Brian Applegate, John Oghalai, Univ. of Southern California

Jennifer Barton, Univ. of Arizona, President of SPIE

Andrea Bertoncini, Nanoscribe

Richard Bouchard, MD Anderson Cancer Center

Dan Elson, Imperial College of London

Georg von Freymann, Fraunhofer-Institut

Irene Georgakoudi, Tufts Univ.

Fang Hou, Massachusetts General Hospital

Lei Li, Rice Univ.

Jun Lou, Rice Univ.

Kristen Maitland, Chan Zuckerberg Initiative

Laura Marcu, Univ. of California, Davis

Kevin McHugh, Rice Univ.

Srivalleesha Mallidi, Tufts Univ.

Thomas Milner, Univ. of California, Irvine

Juergen Popp, Friedrich Schiller Univ. Jena

Benjamin Richter, Nanoscribe

Daniel Rosen, Baylor College of Medicine

Alberto Ruiz, QUEL Imaging

Giuliano Scarcelli, Univ. of Maryland

Markus A. Schmidt, Leibniz Institute of Photonic Technology (IPHT)

Ryan Shelton, Photonicare

Bruce Tromberg, National Institutes of Health (NIBIB)

Alex Walsh, Texas A&M Univ.

Xueding Wang, Univ. of Michigan

Maciej Wojtkowski, Polish Academy of Sciences

Junjie Yao, Duke Univ.

One powerful conference covering two major areas. Read full call for papers


Translational Biophotonics

Present on the latest technologies and applications of OCT, new technologies for diagnostic imaging and detection, point-of-care testing, bio-printing, and their translation to the clinic. Leaders in the field will discuss paths that led to their advancements and will also plot new directions for the future of optical imaging and photonics for both research and clinical applications.

biophotonics research in application

Additive Manufacturing for Photonics

Present on the latest implementation of additive manufacturing for photonic and biophotonic applications and technologies ranging from non-linear 2-Photon Polymerization, Stereo-lithography, Jet printing, Extrusion printing. Discuss your technology limits, present components / devices and example applications including interconnects, fibers/waveguides, imaging systems, sensors, implants, etc.

3D printing