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Gregory W. Faris
Program Manager, Optical Systems, Discovery Technologies, SRI Biosciences
Gregory Faris, Ph.D., has main research interests in laser and optics technology, biomedical imaging and diagnostics, and nonlinear optics. Faris has led research teams on a range of projects, including:
- Droplet microfluidics for circulating tumor cell analysis and artificial bilayers
- Optical in vivo imaging for cancer detection and monitoring wound healing
- Novel reporters and microscopy methods for biomedical diagnostics and high throughput screening
- High-speed imaging methods
- Stimulated scattering in liquids, gases, and solids
- VUV generation and spectroscopy
- Laser-based techniques for environmental monitoring and process control
Faris also works closely with undergraduate students performing research at SRI as part of the National Science Foundation’s Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU) program.
Faris was founding deputy editor for Biomedical Optics Express, founding editor for The Virtual Journal for Biomedical Optics, and regularly serves on study sections or review panels for the National Institutes of Health and the National Science Foundation. He is a member of the Optical Society of America, SPIE-The International Society for Optical Engineering, the American Association for the Advancement of Science, the Biophysical Society, the American Chemical Society, and Sigma Xi. He is the author of more than 60 peer-reviewed publications on lasers and optical technology and holds 15 patents.
He holds a B.S.E. in mechanical and aerospace engineering (summa cum laude, 1980) from Princeton University and a Ph.D. in applied physics (1987) from Stanford University. He has been a National Science Foundation Postdoctoral Fellow at the Lund Institute of Technology, Lund, Sweden, and a postdoctoral fellow at SRI.
For his strong mentoring abilities, he won SRI’s Mimi Award in 2009. Faris was named an SRI Fellow in 2014.