Lectures & Invited Talks by Prof. Popescu

2017

168. “Label-free imaging of strongly scattering specimens using gradient light interference microscopy (GLIM)”, BIOS, Computational Imaging and Analytics II Conference, San Francisco, CA, January 29, 2017
167. “Real-time imaging of cell traction and growth”, BIOS, Biophysics, Biology and Biophotonics II Conference, San Francisco, CA, January 29, 2017

2016

166. “Principles of quantitative phase imaging”, Institute of Biodynamics, Bucharest, Romania, December 13, 2016.
165. “Label-free imaging of cellular systems”, Institute of Biodynamics, Bucharest, Romania, December 12, 2016.
164. “Gradient light interference microscopy (GLIM) of optically thick specimens”, Conference on three dimensional image acquisition, and display technology, Jinhua, China, November 1, 2016
163. “Label free imaging of cells and tissues from nanometer to millimeter scales”, Saratov Fall Meeting on Biophotonics, online lecture, September 28, 2016.
162. “Spatial Light Interference Microscopy (SLIM) for label-free quantitative biology”, Princeton University, online lecture, September 21, 2016.
161. “Quantitative phase imaging of nanofabricated structures”, 10th International Conference on Photoexcited Processes and Applications, Brasov, Romania August 30, 2016.
160. “Quantitative phase imaging for basic and clinical biomedical applications”, Advanced Topics in Optoelectronics Microelectronics and Nanotechnologies, Constanta, Romania, August 25, 2016.
159. “Gradient light interference microscopy (GLIM) for label-free imaging of optically thick specimens”, Salk Institute, San Diego, CA, August 15, 2016.
158. “Spatial Light Interference Microscopy (SLIM) for quantitative biomedicine”, Bioengineering Seminar Series, University of California at Berkeley, Berkeley, CA, August 9, 2016.
157. “Label-free imaging of cellular systems from nanometer to centimeter scales”, Intellectual Ventures, Seattle, WA, August 8, 2016.
156. “SLIM for cell biology applications”, Salk Institute, online lecture, July 7, 2016.
155. “Label-free cancer diagnosis and prognosis using quantitative phase imaging”, 6th Summer Workshop on Spectroscopic Imaging, Purdue University, Lafayette, IN, July 7, 2016.
154. “SLIM for cell biology applications”, Marine Biology Laboratories, online lecture, June 23, 2016.
153. “Quantitative phase imaging: Applications”, OSA/SPIE Student Chapter Lecture, Leibniz University Hannover, Hanover, Germany, June 15, 2016
152. “Quantitative phase imaging: Methods”, OSA/SPIE Student Chapter Lecture, Leibniz University Hannover, Hanover, Germany, June 15, 2016
151. “Label free studies of cell dynamics using spatial light interference microscopy (SLIM)”, Laser Zentrum Hannover, Leibniz University Hannover, Hanover, Germany, June 14, 2016
150. “Gradient light interference microscopy (GLIM) of optically thick specimens”, CLEO, San Jose, CA, June 6, 2016
149. “Studying cells at the nanoscale using light”, Bioimaging REU program, UIUC, May 26, 2016
148. “Spatial Light Interference Microscopy (SLIM) for quantitative biomedicine”, Physics Department Seminar, Korea University, Seoul, Korea, May 12, 2016
147. “Label-free imaging of nanoscale cell dynamics”, UIUC-KIST Workshop, Korea Institute of Technology, Seoul, Korea, May 11, 2016
146. “Label-free biopsy scanner for cancer diagnosis and prognosis”, OSA Biomedical Optics Congress, Fort Lauderdale, FL, April 16, 2016
145. “Studying cells at the nanoscale using light”, Staerkel Planetarium “World of Science”, Champaign, IL, March 04, 2016
144. “Studying cell dynamics using quantitative phase imaging”, Biophysical Society Conference, Los Angeles, CA, March 1, 2016
143. “Spatial Light Interference Microscopy (SLIM) for quantitative biomedicine”, Electrical Engineering Department Seminar, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, CA, Feb. 29, 2016
142. “Investigating cell dynamics using spatial light interference microscopy (SLIM)”, Multiscale Modeling and Validation in Medicine and Biology III, UCLA, Los Angeles, CA, Feb. 26, 2016
141.“Spatial Light Interference Microscopy (SLIM) for label-free cancer diagnosis and prognosis”, Trends in Microscopy 2016: “Grasping Higher Dimensions”, Technical University Dresden, Dresden, Germany, Feb. 2, 2016

2015

140.“Spatial Light Interference Microscopy (SLIM) for quantitative biomedicine”, National Cancer Institute, Rockville, Maryland, Dec. 09, 2015
139.“Applications of Quantitative Phase Imaging in Biomedicine”, OSA Lecturer, Workshop in Optics at Universidad National – Bogota Campus, Bogota, Colombia, Nov. 23, 2015
138.“Principles of Quantitative Phase Imaging”,OSA Lecturer, Workshop in Optics at Universidad National – Bogota Campus, Bogota, Colombia, Nov. 23, 2015
137.“Spatial Light Interference Microscopy (SLIM): basic science and clinical applications”, OSA Lecturer, Plenary Talk, National Optical Meeting, Cali, Colombia, Nov. 19, 2015
136.“Quantitative Biomedicine using SLIM”, Harvard University, Microscopy Workshop, Cambridge, MA, Nov. 17, 2015
135.“Quantitative Phase Imaging in Biomedicine”, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Modern Optics and Spectroscopy Seminar Series, Cambridge, MA, Nov. 3, 2015
134.“Label-free imaging from nanometer to centimeter scales”, UIC Ophthalmology Department, Chicago, Oct. 23, 2015
133..“Spatial Light Interference Microscopy (SLIM): basic and clinical biomedical applications”, Saratov Fall meeting, Saratov, Russia, Sept. 20, 2015 (online presentation)
132. “US Strategic Initiatives in label-free imaging”, OSA Incubator on Label-free Imaging, Washington DC, Sept. 18, 2015.
131.
“Dynamic tomography of unlabeled cells”, National Academy Institute for Biochemistry, Bucharest, Romania, Sept. 8, 2015.
130.
“Quantitative phase imaging for materials science applications”, National Institute for Atomic Physics, Sept. 7, Bucharest, Romania, 2015.
129.
“Dynamic tomography of unlabeled cells”, International Center of Biodynamics, Bucharest, Romania, Sept. 2, 2015
128.
“Spatial Light Interference Microscopy (SLIM): basic and clinical biomedical applications”, ROMOPTO Conference, Bucharest, Romania, Sept. 1-4, 2015.
127.
“Spatial Light Interference Microscopy (SLIM) for quantitative biomedicine”, Zeiss Headquarters, Jena, Germany, July 15, 2015.
126.
“Spatial Light Interference Microscopy (SLIM): metrology meets biology”, Ecole Polytechnique Federale de Lausanne, Lausanne, Switzerland, July 1, 2015.
125.
“Spatial Light Interference Microscopy (SLIM) for Histopathology Applications”, European Conferences on Biomedical Optics, Munich, Germany, June 21-23, 2015
124.
“Spatial Light Interference Microscopy (SLIM) for label-free quantitative biology”, DOE Joint Genome Institute, June 15, 2015 (via WebEx)
123.
“Spatial Light Interference Microscopy”, University of Georgia, June 4, 2015
122.
“Spatial Light Interference Microscopy”, Georgia Tech, June 3, 2015
121.
“Quantitative phase imagining (QPI): metrology meets biology”, CREOL Affiliates day, March 2015
120.
“Bridging molecular and cellular biology with optics” Plenary Talk, Photonics West, San Francisco, Feb. 2015
119.
“Nanoscale dynamics in live cells studied by quantitative phase imaging”, Key Note Talk, NanoBiophotonics conference, Photonics West, 2015

2014

118. “Live cell photography”, Frank Armitage Lecture, University of Illinois at Chicago, Oct. 2014
117. “Quantitative phase imagining of cells and tissues”, Polytechnic Institute, Bucharest, Romania, Sept. 2014.
116. “Label-free tomography of live cells”, National Institute for Lasers, Bucharest, Romania, Sept. 2014
115. “Quantitative phase imaging In 2, 3, and 4 dimensions”, European Optical Society, Munich, Germany, Sept. 2014
114. “Inverse Scattering Solutions Using Holographic Data”, Digital Holography and 3D Imaging, Seattle, July, 2014.
113. “Quantitative phase imaging (QPI): when metrology meets biology”, Biophotonics Summer School, Urbana, IL, May 26, 2014.
112. “Quantitative phase imagining (QPI): when metrology meets biology”, Caltech, Pasadena, May 12, 2014.
111. “Applications of quantitative phase imaging”, Central European Institute of Technology, Brno Institute of Technology, Czech Republic, April 14-16, 2014
110. “Quantitative phase imagining of cells and tissues”, Central European Institute of Technology, Brno Institute of Technology, Czech Republic, April 14-16, 2014
110. “Quantitative phase imagining (QPI): when metrology meets biology”, Université de Reims, Champagne-Ardenne, April 14, 2014.
109. “Quantitative phase imagining (QPI) for materials and life sciences applications”, CNRS, Limoges, France, April 11, 2014.
108. “Quantitative phase imagining (QPI): when metrology meets biology”, University of South Florida, Tampa, March 07, 2014
107. “White light diffraction tomography for 3D imaging of unlabeled cells”, Physics Colloquium, University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, Feb. 28, 2014
106. “Solving scattering inverse problems using a microscope”, ECE590 Electromagnetics Seminar Series, UIUC, Feb. 25, 2014
105. “Portable Blood Testing Device using Quantitative Phase Imaging”, Office of Naval Research, Feb. 5, 2014
104. “Quantitative phase imagining (QPI): principles and biomedical applications”, IEEE Chapter, San Diego, Feb. 3, 2014.
103. “Quantitative phase imagining (QPI): principles and biomedical applications”, Ramapo College, Jan. 24, 2014

2013

102. “White light diffraction tomography of unlabeled live cells”, International Symposium on Optics for Health Science, KAIST Institute, KAIST, Korea, Dec. 13, 2013
101. “Quantitative phase imagining in biomedicine”, Physics Department, University of Tokyo, Tokyo, Japan, Dec. 9, 2013
100. “Quantitative Phase Imaging: Principles and Applications to Biomedicine,” SPIE Lecturer, SPIE— International Student Conference on Photonics (ISCP) 2013, Bran, Romania, May 21, 2013.
99. “Inverse scattering using SLIM,” OSA—European Conferences on Biomedical Optics (ECBO), Munich, Germany, May 16, 2013.
98. “Real time quantitative phase imaging for blood screening applications,” OSA—European Conferences on Biomedical Optics (ECBO), Munich, Germany, May 16, 2013.
97. “Real time blood testing using quantitative phase imaging”, OSA-Digital Holography and Three-Dimensional Imaging (DH), Kohala Coast, Hawaii, April 22, 2013

2012

97. “Quantitative phase imaging”, BioOptics World, Webcast, Dec. 5, 2012.
96. “Studying Cell Dynamics using Quantitative Phase Imaging”, Physics Colloquium, University of Houston, Dec. 04, 2012.
95. “Quantitative Phase Imaging”, Director’s Seminar, Beckman Institute, UIUC, November 15, 2012.
94. “Studying cell dynamics using Quantitative Phase Imaging”, Agricultural Engineering Seminar, UIUC, November 2, 2012.
93. “Diffraction phase microscopy with white light (wDPM)”, Optical Society of America Annual Meeting, Rochester, NY, October 13, 2012.
92. “Nanoscale fluctuations of cell membranes quantified by optical interferometry”, Freshmen Discovery Course, UIUC, October 3, 2012.
91. “Quantitative phase imaging of cells and tissues”, Stanford Photonics Research Center Annual Symposium, Palo Alto, CA, September 17, 2012.
90. “Studying Intracellular Transport using Quantitative Phase Imaging”, UIUC Physics Colloquium, September 14, 2012.
89. “Quantitative phase imaging for biomedical applications”, Istituto Nazionale di Ottica (INO), Naples, Italy, June 20, 2012.
88. “Quantitative phase imaging: from image to knowledge”, Ecole Polytechnique Federale De Lausanne, Switzerland, June 18, 2012
87. “Quantitative phase imaging of cells and tissues”, University of Kent, Canterbury, UK, June 12, 2012.
86. “Quantitative phase imaging in biomedicine”, Oxford University, Jesus College, UK, June 7, 2012
“Quantitative phase imaging (QPI)”, Biophotonics and Imaging Graduate Summer School, Galway, Ireland, June 6-13, 2012 (four lectures):
85. “Part IV: Applications of QPI”
84. “Part III: Spatial light interference microscopy (SLIM)”
83. “Part II: Principles of quantitative phase imaging (QPI)”
82. “Part I: Groundwork: Fourier optics, light scattering, microscopy”
81. “Quantitative phase imaging”, 4th Biophotonics Summer School, Urbana, IL, May 28, 2012
80. “Light scattering”, 4th Biophotonics Summer School, Urbana, IL, May 21, 2012
79. “Fourier Optics”, 4th Biophotonics Summer School, Urbana, IL, May 21, 2012
78. “Light propagation”, 4th Biophotonics Summer School, Urbana, IL, May 21, 2012
77. “Quantitative phase imaging (QPI)”, Analytical and Quantitative Light microscopy course, Marine Biological Laboratory, Woods Hole, MA, May 16, 2012
76. “Quantitative phase imaging in biomedicine”, CLEO, San Jose, CA, May 6-11, 2012
75. “Cell dynamics studied by quantitative phase imaging”, Digital Holography and 3-D Imaging meeting, Miami, FL, April 29- May 2 2012

“Quantitative phase imaging (QPI)”, Center on Emergent Behaviors of Integrated Cellular Systems (EBICS), Urbana, IL, April 9, 11, 2012 (four lectures):
74. “Part IV: Applications of QPI”
73. “Part III: Spatial light interference microscopy (SLIM)”
72. “Part II: Principles of quantitative phase imaging (QPI)”
71. “Part I: Groundwork: Fourier optics, light scattering, microscopy”

70. “Quantitative phase imaging: from image to knowledge”, UIUC Technology Showcase- Share the vision, Urbana, IL, April 5, 2012.
69. “Quantitative phase imaging in biomedicine”, Cornell Medical School, Physiology, Biophysics and Systems Biology (PBSB) Seminar Series, New York, April 2, 2012
68. “Quantitative phase imaging: methods and applications”, Columbia University, Bioengineering seminar, March 30 2012.
67. “Tissue refractive index as cancer marker”, American Physical Society, Boston, MA, Feb. 27-March 2, 2012.
66. “Spatial Light Interference Microscopy (SLIM) for label-free cancer diagnosis”, Biomedical Engineering Seminar Series, University of Wisconsin-Madison, Feb 6, 2012.
65. “Spatial Light Interference Microscopy (SLIM)”, USNC-URSI National Radio Science Meeting, Boulder, CO, January 4-7, 2012

 2011

64. “Cell dynamics and cancer diagnosis studied by quantitative phase imaging”, Physics Department Seminar Series, University of Miami, Nov. 30, 2011.
63. “Dispersion-relation Phase Spectroscopy (DPS)”, Modern Optics and Spectroscopy Seminar Series, MIT, Nov. 29, 2011
62. “Spatial Light Interference Microscopy (SLIM)”, IEEE Photonics Conference, Arlington, VA,October 9-13 2011.
61. “Quantitative phase imaging: from cell dynamics to cancer diagnosis ”, New Frontiers and Grand Challenges in Laser-Based Biological Microscopy, Telluride, CO, August 1-5, 2011.
60. “Quantitative phase imaging of cells and tissues: Are we there yet? ”,  Engineering Foundation Conference, Naples, FL, June 5, 2011.
59. “Fourier Quantitative Phase Imaging of intracellular transport ”, NanoBiophotonics Summer School, Urbana, IL, May 30, 2011.
58. “Fourier transforms ”, , NanoBiophotonics Summer School, Urbana, IL, May 23, 2011.
57. “Electromagnetic fields ”, , NanoBiophotonics Summer School, Urbana, IL, May 23, 2011.
56. “Lorentz-Drude model ”, , NanoBiophotonics Summer School, Urbana, IL, May 23, 2011.
55. “Wave optics and Fourier optics ”, , NanoBiophotonics Summer School, Urbana, IL, May 23, 2011.
54. “Light Microscopy ”, , NanoBiophotonics Summer School, Urbana, IL, May 23, 2011.
53. “Cancer detection using Spatial Light Interference Microscopy (SLIM) ”, Innovation Summit, Optical Imaging: From Cells to Social Behavior, Beckman Institute, UIUC, Urbana, IL, April 13, 2011.
52. “Active dynamics in live cells measured by quantitative phase imaging ”, Physics Department Seminar, University of California at Los Angeles, Los Angeles, CA, April 8, 2011.
51. “Quantitative phase imaging of cells and tissues ”, , Beckman Laser Institute Seminar, University of California at Irvine, Irvine, CA, April 7, 2011.
50. “Random and deterministic transport in live cells quantified by SLIM ”,  Center 2011 Optics in the Life Sciences: OSA Optics and Photonics Congress, Monterey, CA, April 5, 2011.
49. “Spatial Light Interference Microscopy (SLIM): principle and applications”, Center for Biophotonics Science and Technology Seminar, University of California at Davis, , Davis, CA, April 4, 2011.
48. “Equilibrium and out-of-equilibrium fluctuations in live cells ”, Emerging Behavior in Cellular Systems Seminar, Urbana IL, March 31, 2011.
47. “Globally affordable blood testing”, TEDx Illinois, Urbana IL, Febuary 19, 2011.
46. “Michael Feld: a life to light”,SPIE Photonics West, San Francisco, CA, Jan. 26, 2011.
45. “Fourier-transform light scattering of cells and tissues ”,SPIE Photonics West, San Francisco, CA, Jan. 22, 2011.

2010

44. “Spatial light interference microscopy (SLIM)”,OSA Annual Meeting, Frontiers in Optics, Rochester, NY, Oct. 24-28, 2010.
43. “Active dynamics in live cells measured by quantitative phase imaging”,Imaging Initiative Conference, Beckman Institute, UIUC, October 14, 2010.
42. “Label-free blood testing and cancer detection using quantitative phase imaging”,University of Illinois at Chicago, Medical School, October 11, 2010.
41. “Spatiotemporal dynamics in live cells using quantitative phase imaging”,6th World Congress on Biomechanics, Singapore, August 6, 2010.
40. “Spatial Light Interference Microscopy (SLIM) ”, Bioengineering Department, National University of Singapore, Singapore, August 5, 2010.
39. “Nansocale Fluctuations in live cells”, Nanobiophotonics Summer School, University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign, June 4, 2010.
38. “2D/3D Fourier Transforms ”, Nanobiophotonics Summer School, University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign, May 24 2010.
37. “Electromagnetic Fields”, Nanobiophotonics Summer School, University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign, May 24 2010.
36. “Lorentz-Drude Model”, Nanobiophotonics Summer School, University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign, May 24 2010.
35. “Spatial light interference microscopy of cells and tissues”, CREOL/ College of Optics and Photonics , April 16, 2010.
34. “Spatial light interference microscopy and tomography (SLIM and SLIT)”, Bioengineering Department Seminar, Duke University, April 02, 2010.
33. “Scattering Phase Theorem”, iOptics Seminar Series, UIUC, Febuary 10, 2010.

2009

32. “Listening to Cells ”, Nanobiophotonics Summer School, University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign, June 12 2009.
31. “Elastic Light Scattering”, Nanobiophotonics Summer School, University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign, June 2 2009.
30. “Dynamic Light Scattering”, Nanobiophotonics Summer School, University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign, June 2 2009.
29. “Spatial light interference microscopy (SLIM)”, Physics Department Seminar, University of North Carolina Chapel Hill, Nov. 30, 2009.
28. “Spatial light interference microscopy (SLIM)”, Imaging Forum, Beckman Institute, UIUC, Sept. 9, 2009
27. “A light timeline: from the discovery of fire to that of GFP”, iOptics Seminar Series, UIUC, Sept. 8, 2009
26. “Field-enabled light detection (FELD)”, Michael Feld Symposium, MIT, June 27, 2009.
25. “Probing cell membrane fluctuations with light”, ASCE-ASME-SES Conference on Mechanics and Materials, June 24-28, 2009 (presented by Ru Wang, PhD student)
24. “Spatial light interference microscopy of cells and tissues”, Physical Sciences Incorporated, Andover, MA, June 26, 2009.
23. “Spatial light interference microscopy (SLIM)”, School of Engineering and Applied Sciences, Harvard University, June 24, 2009.

2008

22. “Fourier transform light scattering of cells and tissues”, Advanced Photonics Techniques in Biology, Institute of Physics, London, December 18, 2008.
21. “Quantitative phase imaging: listening to cells”, Bioengineering Department Seminar, UIC, November 21 2008.
20. “Nanoscale cell dynamics measured by novel light microscopy”, Cell & Molecular Biology / Molecular Biophysics Symposium, UIUC, November 14 2008.
19. “Quantitative Phase Imaging of Cells and Tissues”, OSA- Coherent Optical Technologies and Applications, Boston, July 13-16 2008 (presented by H. Ding).
18. “Fourier transform light scattering”, European Light Microscopy Initiative, Davos, Switzerland, May 2008.
17. “Quantitative phase imaging: watching cells dance”, Bioengineering Graduate Seminar, UIUC, February 2008
16. “Nanoscale dynamics of live cells quantified by optical interferometry”, DSP Seminar, Beckman Institute, UIUC, January 2008
15. “Coherence properties of cell membrane motions”, Photonics West, San Jose, CA, January 2008.

2007

14. “Nanoscale fluctuations of live cell membranes quantified by optical interferometry”, Physics Colloquium, University of Delaware, November 2007
13. “Optical measurement of cell membrane dynamics: taking the pulse of red blood cells”, BioInterest Group Seminar Series, UIUC, October 2007
12. “Fluctuations of red blood cells quantified by optical interferometry”, Optical Microsystems Conference, Capri, Italy, October 2007
11. “Nanoscale fluctuations of live cell membranes quantified by optical interferometry”, Nanohour Talk, Beckman Institute, UIUC, September 2007
10. “Nanoscale structure and dynamics of live cells measured by quantitative phase imaging”, Frontiers In Microscopy II Conference, The Jackson Laboratory, Bar Harbor, Maine, June 2007
9. “Nanoscale imaging of live cells quantified by optical interferometry”, Physics Seminar Series, University of Massachusetts at Boston, June 2007

2006

8. “Quantitative phase imaging: watching cells waltz”, Modern optics and spectroscopy seminar at MIT, October 2006.
7. “Nanoscale investigations of live cells using optical interferometry”, invited talk, The Gordon Conference, Lasers in Medicine and biology, Holderness, NH, July 2006
6.  “Nanoscale microscopy of living cells using optical interferometry”, OSA Student chapter seminar series, MIT, May 12, 2006

2005

5. “Quantitative phase microscopy: watching red blood cells dance”, invited talk, Engineering Foundation Conference, Copper Mountain, Colorado, July 2005.
4. “Quantifying red blood cell nanoscale fluctuations using Hilbert phase microscopy”, Physics Department seminar, University of Massachusetts at Lowell, Lowell, MA, September 2005.
3. “Quantitative phase imaging of live cells”, Laser Interferometer Gravitational-Wave Observatory (LIGO) seminarMIT, Cambridge, MA, May 2005.

2004

2. “Quantifying the structure and dynamics of live cells using quantitative phase microscopy”,Biomedical Engineering Department seminar, Tufts University, Medford, MA, November 2004.
1. “Structure and dynamics of live cells quantified by Fourier Phase Microscopy”, Physics Department Seminar, Clark University, Worcester, MA, November 2004.