Prof. Vladimir Zharov
Philips Classic Laser Laboratories, UNIVERSITY OF ARKANSAS FOR MEDICAL SCIENCES, Little Rock, AR USA

Vladimir P. Zharov, PhD, DSc, is the director of the Arkansas Nanomedicine Center, a Professor of Biomedical Engineering (BME) and Josephine T. McGill Chair in Cancer Research at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS), the USA. He received his Ph.D. and D.Sc. degrees from Bauman Moscow State Technical University (BMSTU), completed a postdoctoral fellowship at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory of the University of California and served as the Chairman of the BME department at BMSTU. He is the author of 5 books, 52 patents, and more than 200 papers in the field of laser spectroscopy, biophotonics, and nanomedicine including six publications in the Nature family journals.

He is one of the pioneers of high resolution photoacoustic spectroscopy and the inventor of photoacoustic tweezers, pulse nanophotothermolysis of infections and cancer, and in vivo multicolor flow cytometry. Dr. Zharov is the principle investigator on 16 NIH (5R01), NSF, and other agency grants. His laser-based technologies have been commercialized and used in clinics.

Dr. Zharov is the State Prize Winner in Russia, the most prestigious national award in Russia, and the first recipient of the U.S. Maiman Award named after the inventor of the first laser.

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