Fitzpatrick Institute for Photonics
Dr. Vo-Dinh is R. Eugene and Susie E. Goodson Distinguished Professor of Biomedical Engineering, Professor of Chemistry, and Director of the Fitzpatrick Institute for Photonics at Duke University. After completing high school in Vietnam, he pursued his education in Europe where he received a B.S. in physics in 1970 from EPFL (Swiss Federal Institute of Technology) in Lausanne, Switzerland, and a Ph.D. in physical chemistry in 1975 from ETH (Swiss Federal Institute of Technology) in Zurich, Switzerland. Before joining Duke University in 2006, Dr. Vo-Dinh was Director of the Center for Advanced Biomedical Photonics, Group Leader of Advanced Biomedical Science and Technology Group, and a Corporate Fellow, one of the highest honors for distinguished scientists at Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL). His research has focused on the development of advanced technologies for the protection of the environment and the improvement of human health. His research activities involve nanophotonics, biophotonics, nano-biosensors, biochips, molecular spectroscopy, bioimaging for medical diagnostics and therapy (nano-theranostics), personalized medicine, and global health.
Dr. Vo-Dinh has authored over 400 publications in peer-reviewed scientific journals. He is the author of a textbook on spectroscopy and editor of 9 books. He holds over 37 U.S. and international patents, five of which have been licensed to private companies for commercial development. Dr. Vo Dinh has presented over 200 invited lectures at international meetings in universities and research institutions. He has chaired over 20 international conferences in his field of research and served on various national and international scientific committees.