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Dr. Robert Lieberman

Dr. Robert  Lieberman

President
Lumoptix LLC




Redondo Beach CA 90277-6619
United States

tel: 310 629 3033
E-mail: lumoptix@aol.com

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Biomedical Detection Using Optical Phenomena
A variety of optical platforms have been developed to address specific problems in biochemical detection, biomedical diagnosis, and medical treatment.  Point-of-care testing, label-free biochip readout, fundamental cellular physiology studies, and diathermy monitoring all benefit from the unique advantages offered by light-based approaches to quantitative measurement.  This presentation summarizes the principles of several different physical and chemical biosensors, both "active" and "passive," and gives examples of practical applications and future prospects for devices and systems based on these principles. 

Optical Fiber Sensors: Submicron to Suprakilometer
The advancement of optical waveguide technology has been driven by interplay between the development of techniques for sensing and for communications.  This interplay has resulted in sensors capable of measuring physical and chemical properties at length scales comparable to entire railroad tunnels, comparable to cellular organelles, and a panoply of point sensors, distributed sensors, and sensor arrays for every length scale in between.  As new waveguide-related technologies emerge, exciting new opportunities are arising to extend this range even further. 

Scientific Life Outside of the University
Virtually all scientists are trained in an academic atmosphere, but only a small fraction of graduate students actually wind up having university careers.  What becomes of the others?  What paths area available for people who love science and want to continue doing interesting research?  How does a scientist adjust to life outside the university? 

To answer these questions, and others, this talk considers the landscape of opportunities available in government laboratories and in industry  -- including big businesses, small businesses, and start-ups, and discusses the wide variety of paths to success offered in the "real world." 

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