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Virgil-Florin Duma

Prof. Dr.-Habil. Virgil-Florin  Duma


Aurel Vlaicu University of Arad, Romania
3OM Optomechatronics Group

77 Revolutiei Ave.

Arad  310130
Romania

tel: +40-751-511451
E-mail: duma.virgil@osamember.org
Web: http://3om-group-optomechatronics.ro/

Area of Expertise

Measuring Systems, Optics and Optomechatronics

Biography

Virgil-Florin Duma is head and founder of the 3OM Optomechatronics Group, and currently PI of a Partnership Project (http://3om-group-optomechatronics.ro/) of the Romanian National Authority for Scientific Research. He received his PhD cum laude in Fine Mechanics & Optics in 2001, from the Polytechnics Univ. of Timisoara (UPT), Romania, after graduating at UPT in 1991, valedictorian. He has worked at UPT since graduating until 2001, when he moved as an Assoc. Prof. at the Aurel Vlaicu Univ. of Arad, where he reached full professorship in 2006. He was awarded for 2009-2010 a Fulbright Senior Research Fellowship at The Institute of Optics, Univ. of Rochester, NY, where he is currently a Visiting Scientist. He is also a Visiting Senior Research Fellow at the Univ. of Kent at Canterbury, UK, as well as Adjunct Prof. at the West Univ. of Timisoara and at UPT (at the latter, as PhD Advisor). Prof. Duma defended his Habilitation Thesis in 2013 at the Polytechnics Univ. of Bucharest. He is author of over 200 publications in journals and conferences, 15 books & book chapters, has 1 patent awarded and 2 patents pending (ResearcherID). The main research interests of his group are in Measuring Systems, Imaging, Optics, and Optomechatronics. Duma is a member of OSA and a Senior Member of SPIE.

Lecture Title(s)

Scanning systems: from industrial to high-end biomedical applications
Scanning systems are used for a wide area of applications, from commercial and industrial to high-end, such as biomedical imaging - the latter including optical coherence tomography (OCT) and confocal microscopy. In this presentation, a brief overview of such applications is first made. The most utilized types of 1-D, 2-D, and 3-D scanning systems are then approached, with an emphasis on galvanometer-based, polygon scanners, and Risley prisms, as well as on their combinations. An insight in their mathematical aspects is provided, while experimental works are shown. Their parameters, requirements, and evolutions for high-end systems, with a focus on OCT are discussed. Besides classical scanning systems, hot topics such as handheld scanning probes and endoscopes are finally presented - the latter including different types of Micro-Electro-Mechanical Systems (MEMS). Perspectives of the field are discussed.

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