Professor Anastasio earned his PhD degree at the University of Chicago in 2001 and is currently a professor of biomedical engineering at University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign. Dr. Anastasio is an internationally recognized expert on tomographic image reconstruction, imaging physics, and the development of novel computed biomedical imaging systems. He has conducted pioneering research in the fields of photoacoustic computed tomography, diffraction tomography, and X-ray phase-contrast imaging. He received an NSF CAREER award in 2006 for research related to image reconstruction topics. He is on the editorial boards of the Journal of Biomedical Optics and Medical Physics, and is on the organizing committee for the SPIE Photonics West Photon Plus Ultrasound Conference and serves on the OSA FiO program committee. He was also a program chair for the 2009 Optical Society of America Signal Recovery and Synthesis Topical Meeting.
Dr Emelianov’s research interests are in the areas of intelligent diagnostic imaging and patient-specific image-guided therapeutics including cancer imaging and diagnosis, the detection and treatment of atherosclerosis, the development of imaging and therapeutic nanoagents, guided drug delivery and controlled release, simultaneous anatomical, functional, cellular and molecular imaging, multi-modal imaging, and image-guided therapy.
Wolfgang Albers, MBA
Wolfgang holds degrees in Business Administration and Information Science. During his career he served as a consultant for different industries on how to manage change in a competitive environment. He is a founder of ConVista Consulting, a consulting company which is based in Germany and has subsidiaries all over the world. He and his team managed to grow the company from the ground to a 100 million $/year operation with 700 employees. In 2017 the founders sold Convista to an investment company. Since then Wolfgang is helping other founders on how to grow business and also acts as an investor of Photosound Technologies.
Tom Miller, BS Chemistry
Project Development Advisor
Mr. Miller has managed the manufacturing of integrated circuits for Texas Instruments, the installation and servicing of leading communications equipment for Motorola Communications and Electronics, and, for the past thirty years, the design and development of medical devices. He was the executive vice-president of Fairway Medical Technologies where he worked with over 70 new or updated devices, and he was most recently the president of Seno Medical Instruments, which is developing the first clinical imaging device to use photoacoustics. His earlier life included the operation and maintenance of nuclear reactors on U.S Navy submarines.