About Adrian G. Podoleanu
Adrian G. Podoleanu is the head of Applied Optics Group and Professor of Biomedical Optics at the University of Kent at Canterbury. Adrian Podoleanu has joined the Applied Optics Group in January 1993 as a Tempus Fellow and then worked as a Research Associate since Sept. 1993. Up to 1992, he was associate professor in the Technical University Bucharest, Romania, where he taught Physics, Optics and optoelectronics and developed research on Lasers and fast optoelectronics. He was involved in Kent in research and development of a subnanosecond dwell time multichannel digital correlator (the fastest multichannel configuration), in distance measurements using white light interferometry, Faraday sensing and secure optical communications. Since 1995 he is been working in the optical coherence tomography (OCT) field for imaging eye and skin and flow characterisation. He contributed towards development of the en-face OCT imaging as a new technology to complement the more conventional longitudinal OCT imaging. For the first time, he generated dual OCT and confocal images of the retina. He is co-author of more than 150 journal papers and conference proceedings and of 13 patents on the above mentioned subjects. In 1984, he was awarded The Romanian Academy "Constantin Miculescu" prize for research in Lasers and Nonlinear Optics.