Irving Bigio, Ph.D.

Undergraduate Chair (BME) Professor (BME, ECE, Physics, Medicine)

Undergraduate Chair (BME)
Professor (BME, ECE, Physics, Medicine)

  • Primary Appointment Professor, Department of Biomedical Engineering; Professor, Electrical and Computer Engineering
  • Education PhD, University of Michigan, 1974
  • Additional Affiliations Neurophotonics Center
    Photonics Center
  • Honors and Awards Fellow of the Optical Society of America
    Fellow of SPIE
    Fellow of the American Institute for Medical & Biological Engineering
    Fellow of the American Society for Lasers In Medicine and Surgery
    Associate Editor, Journal of Biomedical Optics
    Associate Editor, Lasers in the Life Sciences
    Joseph W. Goodman Book Writing Award, 2020: OSA and SPIE, for QUANTITATIVE BIOMEDICAL OPTICS
    Evans Center IBR Excellent Research Collaborator Award 2018
    2016, 2007 Faculty Service Award
    Edmund Optics Educational Award 2014
    Distinguished Lecturer Award, Boston University College of Engineering (2010)
    Invited Nominator, 2007 Nobel Prize in Physics
    Guest Fellow, University of Oxford – Pembroke College & Dept. of Engineering Science 1994-95
    Fulbright Senior Lectureship Award 1976-77 Visiting Prof at the Weizmann Inst. of Sci., Israel
  • Classes Taught EK130 Introduction to Engineering
    EK210 Introduction to Engineering Design
    BE491 Engineering Physiology Laboratory I
    BE492 Engineering Physiology Laboratory II
    BE465/466 Senior Design Project
    EC/BE765 Biomedical Optics and Biophotonics
    BE/EC555 Introduction to Biomedical Optics
  • Areas of Interest Biomedical applications of optics, spectroscopy and optical imaging
    Nonlinear optics
    Applied spectroscopy


Affiliation: Primary & Affiliated Faculty (BME), Primary & Affiliated Faculty (ECE)