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Vadim A. Markel, Dr.

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Associate Professor of Radiology
Department: Radiology

Contact information
Suite 370
3600 Market St.
Philadelphia, PA 19104
Office: 215-746-3014
M.Sc. (Phyics - Quantum Optics)
Novosibirsk State University, 1987.
Candidate (Physical and Mathematical Sciences)
Institute of Automation and Electrometry, Novosibirsk, Russia, 1993.
Ph.D. (Physics)
New Mexico State University, 1995.
Post-Graduate Training
Postdoctoral Research Associate, University of Georgia, Dept. of Physics, 1998-1999.
Postdoctoral Research Associate, Washington University in St. Louis, Dept. of Electrical Engineering, 1999-2001.
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Description of Research Expertise

All my research is devoted, in one way or another, to studying the interaction of light with matter or to using light to probe the structure and properties of matter. This intersects with the areas of condensed matter physics, chemical physics, atomic and molecular spectroscopy, nano-optics and biomedical optical imaging. The latter has been my main focus for the past ten years. The problems that arise in biomedical imaging with light are often very mathematical in nature. This naturally brought me to the fields of radiative transport and inverse problems. In the past, I was very interested in the interplay between the geometrical and optical properties of physical objects. In biomedical imaging, I am still looking at the same problem, but from a different point of view. While in the past I was seeking to determine the optical properties of samples whose geometry is known (this is often referred to as the forward problem), now I am interested in using optical measurements to deduce information about the sample geometry (the inverse problem).

I have used numerical computing throughout my entire career and it still plays a very important role in my research. I enjoy writing code and have more than 20 years of programming experience.

Selected Publications

X.Y.Z.Xiong, L.J.Jiang, V.A.Markel and I.Tsukerman: Surface waves in three-dimensional electromagnetic composites and their effect on homogenization. Optics Express. Optical Society of America, 21(9): 10412-10421, 2013.

H.Y.Ban, D.R.Busch, S.Pathak, F.A.Moscatelli, M.Machida, J.C.Schotland V.A.Markel, and A.G.Yodh: Diffuse optical tomography in the presence of a chest wall Journal of Biomedical Optics. SPIE, 18(2): 026016, 2013.

V.A.Markel and A.K.Sarychev: Comment on "Green's function theory for infinite and semi-infinite particle chains" Physical Review B. American Physical Society, 86(3): 037401, 2012.

V.A.Markel and J.C.Schotland : Homogenization of Maxwell's equations in periodic composites: Boundary effects and dispersion relations Physical Review E. American Physical Society, 85(6): 066603, 2012.

A.E.Ershov, I.L.Isaev, P.N.Semina, V.A.Markel, and S.V.Karpov: Effects of size polydispersity on the extinction spectra of colloidal nanoparticle aggregates Physical Review B. American Physical Society, 85(4): 045421, 2011.

L.Florescu, V.A.Markel and J.C.Schotland: Inversion formulas for the broken-ray Radon transform. Inverse Problems Institute of Physics (UK), 27: 025002, 2011 Notes: Selected for 2011 Inverse Problems Highlights.

G.Y.Panasyuk, J.C.Schotland and V.A.Markel: Quantum theory of the electromagnetic response of metal nanofilms Physical Review B. American Physical Society, 84(5): 155460, 2011.

A.A.Govyadinov, G.Y.Panasyuk, J.C.Schotland and V.A.Markel: Theoretical and numerical investigation of the size-dependent optical effects in metal nanoparticles Physical Review B. American Physical Society, 84(15): 155461, 2011.

M.Machida, G.Y.Panasyuk, J.C.Schotland and V.A.Markel: The Green s function for the radiative transport equation in the slab geometry Journal of Physics A. Institute of Physics (UK), 43(6): 065402, 2010.

V.A.Markel : Pole expansion of the Lorenz-Mie coefficients Journal of Nanophotonics. SPIE, 4: 041555, 2010.

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