Vladislav V. Yakovlev


Room 206, No. 6 Science Building


The progress of biomedical sciences depends on the availability of advanced instrumentation and imaging tools capable of attaining the state of biological systems in vivo without using exogenous markers. Mechanical forces and local elasticity play a central role in understanding physical interactions in all living systems. We demonstrate a novel way to image microscopic viscoelastic properties of biological systems using Brillouin microspectroscopy. In my talk, I will discuss the ways how an old spectroscopic tool can be used for real time microscopic imaging and provide possible solutions to long standing problems in Life Sciences and Medicine while advancing instrumentation beyond classical limits.


Vladislav V. Yakovlev, University Professor in Department of Biomedical Engineering, Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Department of Physics and Astronomy at Texas A&M University. Prof. Yakovlev obtained the Ph.D. in quantum electronics at Moscow State University. He was tenured professor at University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee before he moved to Texas A&M University. Prof. Yakovlev has authored over 400 publications, with citations ~9300 and h-index 53. He is Fellow of Optical Society of America (OSA), American Physical Society (APS), The International Society of Optical Engineering (SPIE), American Institute for Medial and Biological Engineering (AIMBE), and was awarded with SPIE Harold E. Edgerton Award, William E. Lamb Medal, CAREER Award, etc.