Seminar: Jose Rivera

“Engineering Light for Advanced Biophotonics”
Dr. José Rivera
Thursday Feb. 21 at 2:00 pm, LAR 234


Once regarded a “solution looking for a problem,” lasers are now indispensable tools in a multitude of industries, spanning from electronics to biomedicine. In this talk, new lasers based on biomolecules will be introduced, in addition to novel optical resonators for fractal mode and multiple-beam generation. Shaping laser light both at its source and external to the laser cavity will be discussed, with an emphasis on biological imaging applications.


Jose Rivera received his B.S. in Electrical Engineering from the University of Florida in 2011. He was awarded the NSF Graduate Research Fellowship and completed his Ph.D. in Bioengineering at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign during his tenure at the Laboratory for Optical Physics and Engineering. Jose is currently a postdoctoral scholar in Physics at the University of California, Berkeley. His research interests include optical physics, multiphoton microscopy, and adaptive optics.