Boppart, Stephen A.

2005 Young Alumni Achievement Award

In recognition of his achievement in the interdisciplinary area of biomedical engineering.

Stephen A. Boppart

Stephen A. Boppart

BSEE 90, MSEE 91

University of Illinois

Urbana, Illinois

Stephen Boppart heads the Biophotonics Imaging Laboratory at the Beckman Institute. Using advanced imaging techniques such as optical coherence tomography (OCT), nonlinear interferometric vibrational imaging (NIVI), and multiphoton microscopy, high-resolution, real-time, noninvasive images of biological tissue at the cellular and molecular level can be generated in order to diagnose a variety of diseases, such as cancer. Boppart also is a physician with an MD and combines his imaging research with clinical patient care. He was named one of the top 100 innovators in the world by Technology Review Magazine in 2002. He received the College of Engineering Everitt Award for Teaching Excellence in 2003 and 2005, and the National Science Foundation CAREER Award in 2004. Earlier this year he received the 2005 IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society Early Career Achievement Award.