D V G L N Rao
University of Massachusetts
D V G L N Rao had a brilliant academic record at Andhra University where he got the BSc (Honors), MSc and DSc degrees and also taught for two years. He spent two years each at Duke and Harvard Universities as Post-doctoral Fellow. He has been teaching at the University of Massachusetts, Boston since 1968 where he is currently Distinguished Professor in the Physics Department. He was elected Fellow of the American Physical Society, Division of Laser Science in 2010 in recognition of a long record of significant contributions to the nonlinear optics of organic materials and their applications to optical power limiting, Fourier phase contrast microscopy and medical image processing. He published over 120 papers in peer reviewed prestigious journals like Physical Review Letters, Applied Physics Letters, Optics Letters, etc. He is covering research areas like nonlinear optics, magnetic resonance, microwave absorption, optical Fourier techniques for breast cancer diagnostics, phase contrast and multimodal optical microscopy, etc. He holds 10 patents and one of these on Fourier phase contrast microscopy is recently licensed to industry for marketing the technology.
Experimental Laser Physics: Nonlinear Optics; Medical Image Processing; Nano and Bio Photonics; Optical Data Storage; Optical Power Limiting & Laser Eye Protection.