Yakovlev named American Physical Society Fellow

YakovlevVladislav Yakovlev, professor in the Department of Biomedical Engineering at Texas A&M University, has been elected Fellow of the American Physical Society (APS). 

Yakovlev, who was elected upon the recommendation of the APS Division of Atomic, Molecular and Optical Physics, is being recognized for outstanding contributions to the development of ultrafast lasers, optical instrumentation, and the resulting spectroscopic advances that have important applications in physics, chemistry, biology, engineering and medicine. Election to fellowship in APS is limited to no more than one half of 1 percent of society membership. 

Yakovlev, who joined Texas A&M in 2012, has made many significant contributions to the field of optical instrumentation for biomedical sensing and imaging, including advancing the technology of ultrafast solid-state lasers, making it an indispensible tool for multiphoton microscopy, imaging and sensing.

Yakovlev holds the rank of Fellow in the Optical Society of America, the American Institute of Medical and Biological Engineering and the International Society for Optics and Photonics. He has published more than 100 papers in peer-reviewed journals, given 50 invited public presentations and more than 100 presentations at different conferences. He also has edited one book on the biochemical applications of nonlinear optical spectroscopy and contributed to several books as co-author. 

APS is a non-profit membership organization working to advance and diffuse the knowledge of physics through its outstanding research journals, scientific meetings, and education, outreach, advocacy and international activities. APS represents more than 51,000 members, including physicists in academia, national laboratories and industry in the United States and throughout the world.

About the Department of Biomedical Engineering

Committed to solving the world’s greatest health problems through the exploration of new ideas, integrated research and innovation, the Department of Biomedical Engineering at Texas A&M is producing the next generation of biomedical engineers, developing new technologies and new jobs, and achieving revolutionary advancements for the future of health care. The department has unique strengths in regenerative engineering, medical augmentation, molecular diagnostics/theranostics, tele-health, and precision medicine, and its faculty members are internationally recognized with collaborative relationships that span engineering, physical and natural sciences, medicine and veterinary sciences.