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Gabriel Popescu

CREOL Alum: Gabriel Popescu

Education
2002 PhD in Optics, advisor: Aristide Dogariu

Employment
Current Position: Associate Professor, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
1997 - 2002: Graduate Research Assistant, University of Central Florida, School of Optics
 
Awards & Honors
2017 Distinguished Alumni Award
2015 The Optical Society (OSA) Fellow
2015 University of Illinois incomplete list of excellent teachers
2014 New Venture Competition Finalist, Office of Technology Management, UIUC
2014 SPIE Fellow
2012 Innovation Discovery Finalist, UIUC
2012 Center for Advanced Studies Fellow, UIUC
2012 Associate Editor of Optics Express
2012 Associate Editor of Biomedical Optics Express
2012 Editorial Board Member for Journal of Biomedical Optics
2011 OSA Senior Member
2009 NSF CAREER Award selected by the Technology Management Office at UIUC
2008 University of Illinois incomplete list of excellent teachers
2004 MIT 50K Entrepreneurship Competition, semifinalist
2004 Outstanding Paper Award, Gordon research conference, “Lasers in Medicine and Biology”
2002 Student of the Year Award, School of Optics/ CREOL, University of Central Florida
2000 President of CAOS - CREOL Association of Optics Students (2000-2001)
2000 Charles Gramm Award, School of Optics/ CREOL; University of Central Florida
1999 New Focus Travel Grant
1993 Merit Scholarship, Bucharest University (1993-1996)
 
Biography

Gabriel Popescu is an Associate Professor in Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. He received his Ph.D. in Optics in 2002 from the School of Optics/ CREOL (now the College of Optics and Photonics), University of Central Florida.  Dr. Popescu continued his training with Michael Feld at M.I.T., working as a postdoctoral associate. He joined Illinois in August 2007 where he directs the Quantitative Light Imaging Laboratory (QLI Lab) at the Beckman Institute for Advanced Science and Technology. Dr. Popescu served as Associate Editor of Optics Express and Biomedical Optics Express, Editorial Board Member for Journal of Biomedical Optics and Scientific Reports. He authored a book, edited another book, authored 130 journal publications, 200 conference presentations, 32 patents, gave 165 lecture/plenary/invited talks. Dr. Popescu founded Phi Optics, Inc., a start-up company that commercializes quantitative phase imaging technology. He is OSA Fellow and SPIE Fellow.

 
Publications
2005
G. Popescu and A. Dogariu
"Scattering of low coherence radiation and applications"
Eur. Phys. J. Appl. Phys. 32, 73-93
2002
A. Dogariu and G. Popescu
"High-resolution spatial and spectral characterization of optical fields"
OPN 13(12), 21
2002
G. Popescu and A. Dogariu
"Low-coherence light scattering for dense colloidal systems characterization."
Abstracts of Papers of the American Chemical Society. 223U439-U439
2002
A. Dogariu and G. Popescu
"Measuring the phase of spatially coherent polychromatic fields"
Phys. Rev. Lett. 89, 243902
2002
Gabriel Popescu
"Propagation of low-coherence fields in inhomogeneous media"
PhD Dissertation, CREOL, The College of Optics and Photonics
2002
G. Popescu, A. Dogariu, and Raj Rajagopalan
"Spatially resolved microrheology using localized coherence volumes"
Phys. Rev. E 65, 041504
2002
G. Popescu aand A. Dogariu
"Spectral anomalies at wave-front dislocations"
Physical Review Letters. 88(18)
2001
G. Popescu and A. Dogariu
"Dynamic light scattering in localized coherence volumes"
Opt. Lett. 26(8), 551-553
2001
G. Popescu and A. Dogariu
"Dynamic light scattering in sub-diffusive regimes"
Appl. Opt. 40(24), 4215-4221
2000
G. Popescu and A. Dogariu
"Ballistic attenuation of low-coherence optical fields"
Appl. Opt. 39, Nr. 25, 4469-4472
2000
G. Popescu, C. Mujat, and A. Dogariu
"Evidence of scattering anisotropy effects on boundary conditions of the diffusion equation"
Physical Review E. 61(4) 4523-4529
1999
G. Popescu and A. Dogariu
"Optical path-length spectroscopy of wave propagation in random media"
Optics Letters 24, 442-444
1998
G. Popescu, M. Lauwidjaja, L. Denney, K. Richardson and A. Dogariu
"Aging effect in CMP slurries probed by multiple light scattering"
Proc. Of the 193rd Mtg. of the Electrochemical Society, Chemical Mechanical Planarization in Integrated Circuit Device Manufacturing, eds. S. Raghavan, R. Opila and L. Zhang vol. PV98-7, 59-68
1998
M. Lauwidjaja, G. Popescu, L. Denney, K. Richardson and A. Dogariu
"Chemical and structural characterization of alumina slurries"
Proc. 127th Electrochemical Society Chemical Mechanical Planarization in Integrated Circuit Device Manufacturing, eds. S. Raghavan, R. Opila and L. Zhang vol. PV98-7, 235-245
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