Igor Meglinski


PhD (with two honorary fellowships) in Biophysics and Biomedical Optics at the interface between University of Pennsylvania, USA & Saratov State University, Russia (1997); MSc (with distinction) in Laser Physics, Saratov State University (1992); BSc in Physics of Solid State, Saratov State University (1990)

Employment History:

2014 - present Professor (Full Professor), Director of the Opto-Electronics and Measurement Techniques Laboratory, University of Oulu, Oulu, Finland

2009 - 2014 Head of Bio-Photonics & Bio-Medical Imaging, University of Otago, Dunedin, New Zealand

2001 - 2013 Head of Bio-Photonics & Bio-Medical Imaging, Cranfield University, Cranfield, UK

1998 - 2001 Research Fellow, School of Physics, University of Exeter, Exeter, UK

1995 - 1996 Research Fellow, Department of Physics, University of Pennsylvania, USA

1992 - 1994 Research Assistant, Physics Faculty, Saratov State University, Russia

1990 - 1991 Research Assistant, Institute of Radio-Electronics, Russian Academy of Science, Russia

Honors, Awards and Proffesional Recognitions:

2014 Fellow, International Society of Optics and Photonics (SPIE Fellow)

2014 Wilhelm Leibniz medal from the European Scientific and Industrial Consortium (ESIC)

2013 Two papers in the lists of top downloads from SPIE journals

2013 Recognized by the Editorial board of the Journal of Biomedical Optics as top of 10 reviewers

2013 Visiting Professorship, Weizmann Institute of Science, Israel

2012 Prize for best papers from International Academic Publishing Company "Nauka/ Interperiodica"

2012 Fellow, Institute of Physics (Fellow of IoP), London, UK

2012 Senior Member, Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE)

2012 National Award for outstanding achievements in the development of science from Russian Academy of Natural History

2011 Node Leader in Biophotonics4Life (BP4L) Worldwide Consortium

2011 International Cooperation Partner of European Network of Excellence on Biophotonics (P4L)

2011 Silver Medal and Honorary Professorship from Russian Academy of Natural History

2011 Recognized by the ACS Journals Publishing Group as a best reviewer of scientific journals

2011 Recognized by Editorial board of the Journal of Biomedical Optics as top of 10 reviewers

2011 Award of Dynasty Foundation

2011 Published article selected by SPIE as one of the Top Ten Hot papers in Optics and Photonics

2010 Ad Hoc Head of Research, Irkutsk State University, Russia;

2009 Visiting Professorship, A*STAR, Singapore

2007 'Innovation for the future' award, UK; First prize at Cranfield Health Partnership Conference, UK

2006 Vice Chancellor Trans-School award, Cranfield, UK; Award for best paper, ICLASS, Japan

2006 Invited lecture, Britain's Top Younger Scientists, Engineers and Technologists, House of Commons, London, UK

2005 Visiting Professorship, International Institute of Optics & Bio-photonics

2005 The Rank Prize Funds award; Vice Chancellor Trans-School award, Cranfield, UK

2005 1-st prize winner, Young Researchers in Optics, Institute of Physics, UK

2005 Honorary visiting professorship, International Institute of Bio-Photonics

2003 Most cited paper in the year, Physiological Measurements journal

1997 Honorary Fellowship of Russian Ministry of Science and Technologies

1997 SPIE student graduate scholarship

1994 Top Russian PhD Fellowship for young researchers (President's fellowship)

1994-2011: Minor awards from SPIE, IEEE, ISSEP, OSA, Elsevier, NATO, EC, Wellcome Trust, RoyalAcademy of Engineering, Royal Society, British Council, New Zealand Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade


Author and/or co-author of over 220 papers in peer-reviewed scientific journals, proceedings of international conferences, book chapters, one book and two patents. Over 400 presentations at the range of major international conferences, symposia and workshops, including over 190 invited lectures and plenary talks (selected publications and invited/plenary lectures are listed below).

Research Interests:

The research interests lie at the interface between physics, biomedical engineering, medicine and biological sciences, focusing on the development of new non-invasive optical diagnostic and imaging techniques and their applications in medicine & biology, material sciences, combustion, pharmacy, environmental monitoring, agricultural, food processing and the health care industries. Principle Investigator (PI) and/or Co-PI for over 50 research projects, supported by European & Australasia Research Councils, NHS trust, NATO, Royal Society, U.S. CRDF, A*STAR (Singapore), and industrial partners including Unilever, Proctor & Gamble, Philips, General Electrics, GSK, J&J (with a total cumulative budget of over $16M).