Prof. Andreas Mandelis

Fellow Member | Professor at Univ of Toronto
Mandelis, Andreas
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SPIE Membership: 27.1 years
SPIE Awards: Fellow status | 2020 SPIE Community Champion | 2019 SPIE Community Champion
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Area of Expertise: Photoacoustics, Diffusion Waves, Photothermal Science, Biothermophotonics, Solid State & Semiconductor Physics, Imaging
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Andreas Mandelis is a Full Professor of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering; Electrical and Computer Engineering; and the Institute of Biomaterials and Biomedical Engineering, University of Toronto. He has been the Chairman and CTO of Photo-Thermal Diagnostics, Inc., Toronto, ON, Canada. He is the President and CTO of Diffusion-Wave Diagnostic Technologies, Inc., Toronto, ON (, and the CTO of Quantum Dental Technologies, Inc., Toronto, ON ( He was born in Kerkyra (Corfu), Greece. He received his BS degree (Magna cum Laude) in physics from Yale University in 1974, and MA, MSE, and Ph.D. degrees from the Applied Physics and Materials Laboratory, Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, Princeton University. He joined the electronics industry in the silicon Process R&D as a Member of Scientific Staff, Bell Northern Research Labs, Ottawa, in 1980-1981. He is the Director of the Center for Advanced Diffusion-Wave and Photoacoustic Technologies (CADIPT) at the University of Toronto. He is the author and co-author of more than 370 scientific papers in refereed journals and 190 scientific and technical proceedings papers. He was the Editor-in-Chief of the book series Progress in Photothermal and Photoacoustic Science and Technology, published by the Society for Optical Engineering (SPIE). He has also been a guest editor of a number of special issues in the area of photoacoustic/photothermal and generally, diffusion-wave phenomena. He is Editor-in-Chief of the Springer International Journal of Thermophysics, an Associate Editor of the AIP Journals Review of Scientific Instruments and Journal of Applied Physics, Topical Editor of the OSA Journal Optics Letters and of the SPIE Journal of Biomedical Optics. He also is Consulting Editor of the AIP flagship magazine Physics Today. He has several inventions, more than 25 patents and patents pending.

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