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Andreas Mandelis, Ph.D.

Andreas Mandelis

Andreas Mandelis, FRSC, FCAE, FAPS, FSPIE, FAAAS, FASME, DF-IETI, PhD, is a Full Professor of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering; Electrical and Computer Engineering; and the Institute of Biomaterials and Biomedical Engineering, University of Toronto. He is the Canada Research Chair in Diffusion-Wave and Photoacoustic Sciences and Technologies. He is the Director of the Institute for Advanced Non-Destructive and Non-Invasive Diagnostic Technologies (IANDIT) and of the Center for Advanced Diffusion-Wave and Photoacoustic Technologies (CADIPT) at the University of Toronto. He is also the President and CTO of Diffusion-Wave Diagnostic Technologies, Inc., Toronto, ON (, and the CTO of Quantum Dental Technologies, Inc., Toronto, ON, Canada ( He received his BS degree (Magna cum Laude) in physics from Yale University, and MA, MSE, and Ph.D. degrees from the Applied Physics and Materials Laboratory, Princeton University. He is the author and co-author of 430+ scientific papers in refereed journals and 190+ scientific and technical proceedings papers. He has been Editor-in-Chief of the Springer International Journal of Thermophysics (2014-19) and Topical Editor of the OSA Journal Optics Letters (2012-18). Currently he is an Associate Editor of the AIP Journals Review of Scientific Instruments, Journal of Applied Physics and a member of the editorial board of the SPIE Journal of Biomedical Optics. He is also a Contributing Editor of the AIP flagship magazine Physics Today. He has several inventions, 40 patents and patents pending in the areas of photothermal tomographic imaging, signal processing and measurement, hydrogen sensors, dental laser diagnostics (biothermophotonics), several semiconductor non-destructive diagnostic technologies and laser biophotoacoustic and biothermophotonic tissue imaging. He has also been (2012-18) a National 1000-Talents Professor at the University of Electronic Science and Technology of China in Chengdu.

Professor Mandelis has received numerous national and international prizes and awards including the APS Keithley Award in Instrumentation Science, the Discovery Award in Science and Engineering (the Ontario Premier’s Innovation Award), the ASME 2009 Yeram Touloukian Award (and Medal) in Thermophysics, the Senior Prize of the International Photoacoustic and Photothermal Association, the Canadian Association of Physicists (CAP) Medal for Outstanding Achievement in Industrial and Applied Physics and the CAP-INO Medal for Outstanding Achievement in Applied Photonics. In 2014 he was elected Killam laureate, recipient of the Killam Prize in Engineering, one of Canada’s highest academic prizes awarded annually by the Governor General of Canada. In 2017 he was the recipient of the Inaugural Canadian NDT Research Award, Canadian Institute for Non-Destructive Evaluation (CINDE).