Professor Michael C. Kolios

350 Victoria Street, Toronto Ontario M5B 2K3 CANADA

Phone: (416) 979-5000 ext. 7065

Fax: (416) 979-5343

Dr. Michael C. Kolios is an associate professor in the Department of Physics at Ryerson University and an adjunct professor at the Department of Medical Biophysics at the University of Toronto. His work focuses on the biomedical use of ultrasound in diagnosis and therapy. He directs the advanced biomedical ultrasound imaging and spectroscopy laboratory at Ryerson University which houses state-of-the-art ultrasound imaging tools at frequencies ranging from 1 to 1000 MHz. His work on tissue characterization using the frequency dependence of the backscatter has opened new avenues for ultrasound diagnosis. Dr. Kolios is author on 23 publications, 2 patents (one of which provisional and one licensed), 26 conference papers and 52 abstracts. His journal publications have been cited 402 times with 16 citations per article on average. Dr. Kolios holds a Tier 2 Canada Research Chair in Biomedical Applications of Ultrasound and was awarded a Premiers’ Research Excellence award in 2001. In 2006 he was awarded the Faculty of Engineering, Architecture and Science research excellence award for his innovative work on ultrasound and optoacoustic imaging. In the last three years he has been invited for over 9 talks. He is a member of the American Institute of Ultrasound in Medicine (AlUM), Canadian Organization of Physicists in Medicine (COMP), IEEE and CAP (Canadian Association of Physicists). Dr. Kolios is currently a full member of the AlUM Bioeffects committee and the IEEE Ultrasonics Technical Program committee. He has served as a reviewer for major funding agencies such as the NSERC, CIHR, NIH and Ontario Ministry of Research and Innovation as well as a reviewer for 12 international journals.