2018 Canadian Association of Physicists National Lecture Tour comes to UPEI

Monday, March 12, 2018
Dr. Caroline Boudoux

The 2018 Canadian Association of Physicists National Lecture tour is coming to UPEI. Dr. Caroline Boudoux, an associate professor in the department of engineering physics at École Polytechnique Montréal, will present “Light at Heart—Fiber optics from laboratory to market” on Wednesday, March 14 at 4:00 pm in room 128B in UPEI’s School of Sustainable Design Engineering building.

Dr. Boudoux will discuss recent advances in medical endoscopy that offer the potential to further increase patient comfort and increase access to remote organs. Her presentation will explore the development of thin, single fibre endoscopes that can transmit more than 85 per cent of the input light. The information will be relevant to members of the public interested in healthcare and medical technologies. 

Dr. Boudoux has a PhD in biomedical optics from the Harvard-MIT Health Sciences and Technology program (USA) and she completed a post-doctoral fellowship at École Polytechnique (France). She is also an entrepreneur, having founded Castor Optics Inc. in a strategic partnership with Thorlabs Inc. She has won several teaching and research awards, including a Fulbright fellowship in 2015 to spend a sabbatical year at Stanford University.

The 2018 CAP National Lecture Series is brought to you by the Canadian Association of Physicists - www.cap.ca and is hosted by the UPEI Department of Physics.

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