EECS Alumnus Snow Tseng (Ph.D. 05') Elected Chair for 2022 Gordon Research Conferences: Lasers in Medicine & Biology

He will be the first Asian-based researcher voted into the Chair position for the world renowned the conference.

Prof. Snow Tseng

EECS alumnus, Prof. Snow Tseng (PhD 05' in EE, Advised by Prof. Allen Taflove) has been elected Chair for Gordon Research Conferences: Lasers in Medicine and Biology for the year of 2022. He will be the first Asian-based researcher voted into the Chair position for the world renowned the conference.

Snow is currently an Associate Professor in the Department of Electrical Engineering of National Taiwan University (NTU), Taipei, Taiwan. His major research involves rigorously solving Maxwell's equations to model optical propagation and scattering within macroscopic biological random media.

Prof. Taflove remarked of Prof. Snow's achievements, "This is a signal recognition of his pioneering research in (essentially) exact Maxwell's equations solutions of optical propagation and scattering in macroscopic random media, with an emphasis on biological media."

Prof. Tseng received a B.S. degree in physics from National Taiwan University, Taipei, Taiwan, in 1994, M.S. degree in physics from University of Chicago, Chicago, IL, in 1997, and Ph.D. degree in electrical engineering at Northwestern University, Evanston, IL in 2005.  In 2004, he was awarded the Outstanding Poster Presentation Award of the Gordon Research Conference of Lasers in Medicine and Biology; next year, he was awarded the Best Student Paper Award of the American Society of Lasers in Medicine and Surgery.  

"I'm very proud of Prof. Snow's achievements! He is a terrific representative of our EECS Department, and more generally, Northwestern University", said Prof. Taflove.

Since 1965, the Gordon Research Conference (GRC) on Lasers in Medicine and Biology (LMB) has sought to inspire and educate current and future generations of interdisciplinary scientists and engineers in the application of optics and photonics to medicine and biology. The conference aims to encourage scientific exchange between biophotonics researchers at the cutting-edge of these fields, to critically and collectively address the current state of the field and its future directions and to strengthen and renew the biophotonics community by promoting close interactions between researchers across all levels. To enhance the participation of graduate students and postdoctoral fellows at our conference, this year, GRC-LMB will be preceded by the inaugural Gordon Research Seminar (GRS) on LMB, a forum organized by students and postdocs for their peers.