Professor Andreas Mandelis, PhD, F.R.S.C., F.A.P.S., F.S.P.I.E., F.A.A.A.S., F.A.S.M.E.

Professor Andreas Mandelis

Center for Advanced Diffusion-Wave Technologies, Department of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering, University of Toronto

5 King's College Road, Toronto Ontario M5S 3G8 CANADA

Phone: (416) 978-5106

Fax: (416) 978-5106

Curriculum Vitae of Andreas Mandelis

Andreas Mandelis is a full professor of Mechanical, Industrial and Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of Toronto. He is also the Chairman, and CTO of Photo-Thermal Diagnostics, Inc., Toronto, ON, Canada. He was born in Kerkyra (Corfu), Greece, and received his BS degree (Magna cum Laude) in physics from Yale University in 1974, and MA, MSE, and Ph.D. degrees from the Applied Physics and Materials Laboratory, Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, Princeton University. He joined the electronics industry in the silicon Process R&D as a Member of Scientific Staff, Bell Northern Research Labs, Ottawa, in 1980-198. He is the Director of the Center for Advanced Diffusion-Wave Technologies (CADIPT) at the University of Toronto. He is the author and co-author of more than 230 scientific papers in refereed journals and about 100 proceedings papers; he is the author of the book Diffusion-Wave Fields: Mathematical Methods and Green Functions, published by Springer-Verlag (2001) and the co-author of the book Physics, Chemistry and Technology of Solid State Gas Sensor Devices published by Academic Press (1993). He is the Editor-in-Chief of the book series Progress in Photothermal and Photoacoustic Science and Technology, published by the SPIE. He has also been a guest editor of a number of special issues in the area of photoacoustic/photothermal and generally, diffusion-wave phenomena. He is an Associate Editor of the AIP Journals Review of Scientific Instruments, Journal of Applied Physics, and of the International Journal of Thermophysics. He is and/or has been on the editorial or advisory boards of the Journal of Applied Physics, Applied Physics Letters, International Journal of Thermophysics, The International Journal of NDT&E, and Analytical Sciences (J. Chem. Soc. Japan). He has several patents and patents pending in the area of photothermal tomographic imaging, signal processing and measurement, hydrogen sensors, dental laser diagnostics (biothermophotonics), semiconductor laser infrared photothermal radiometry, laser photo-carrier radiometry and laser bioacoustophotonic tissue imaging. He is a Fellow of the American Physical Society, a Fellow of the SPIE, and a Member of the ASME K7 Committee on Thermophysics. He has been on the Executive and Leadership of the APS Instrument and Measurement Science Topical Group and is the Founder and Chair of the Division of Instrumentation and Measurement Physics (DIMP) of the Canadian Association of Physicists (CAP). He is the Co-founder and President of the International Photoacoustic and Photothermal Association (IPPA), a scientific prize awarding society with headquarters in Toronto, CA, and Providence, USA. In 2002 he was awarded the Alexander von Humboldt Award (Germany) “in recognition of his past accomplishments in research and teaching”. In 2004 he was the recipient of the New Pioneers Award in Science and Technology of Skills for Change (City of Toronto). Culminating on his work on the foundations of the field of diffusion waves in matter, his scientific and technical research interests span all aspects of the physics, mathematics, instrumental implementation and experimental applications of novel laser-based diffusion-wave analytical inspection and monitoring techniques, high-precision measurement methodologies, environmental sensor device development, analytical, non-destructive and spectroscopic methodologies, signal processing physics and measurement science, and imaging techniques for industrial and health sector applications. These interests are focused on fundamental thermophysics, non-radiative and radiative phenomena in electronic, optical and biomedical materials, thermal-wave and diffusion-wave phenomena in electronic and photonic media, and building the foundations of biothermophotonic and bioacoustophotonic transport physics in hard (dental) and soft tissues.

Dr. Mandelis is also the Chairman, and CTO of Photo-Thermal Diagnostics, Inc., Toronto, ON, Canada (

In his spare time, he enjoys listening to classical music, classic rock, Greek and World music, spending time with his family, and travelling to Greece and around the world.