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Journal of Biomedical Photonics & Engineering, 2019 (Vol. 5, No. 1)
Years in Optoacoustics: 70th Anniversary of Prof. Vladimir P. Zharov

Publication Date
Submission Deadline
Papers will be peer‐reviewed in accordance with the journal's established policies and procedures. All articles will be issued online immediately after acceptance of the manuscript for publication: the median interval between acceptance decision and online publication is 8 days.
December 15, 2018

Guest Editors:
Ekaterina I. Galanzha
Dmitry A. Gorin
Valery V. Tuchin
Laboratory of Lymphatic Research, Diagnosis and Therapy (LDT), University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS), Little Rock, AR, USA
Saratov State University, Photoacoustic Laboratory, Saratov 410012, Russia
E-mail: egalanzha@uams.edu
Skolkovo Institute of Science and Technology, Moscow 143026, Russia
E-mail: d.gorin@skoltech.ru
Research-Educational Institute of Optics and Biophotonics, Saratov State University, Saratov 410012, Russia
Institute of Precision Mechanics and Control of the RAS, Saratov 410028, Russia
Tomsk State University, Tomsk 634050, Russia
E-mail: tuchinvv@mail.ru

This special issue is planned as a dedication to celebrate the 70th anniversary of Prof. Vladimir P. Zharov and honor his contribution to the field of photoacoustics (called  also optoacoustics) and other brunches of biomedical optics and biophotonics. The issue will feature a collection of selected papers closely related to scientific interests of Prof. Zharov and presenting state-of-the–art research in the field. Contributions of colleagues, collaborators and students of Prof. Zharov are especially welcome.
Prof. Vladimir P. Zharov was born on January 20, 1949. He is the director of the Arkansas Nanomedicine Center and Professor of Biomedical Engineering (BME) at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences, USA, and one of the Leading Scientists of Russia as a recipient of Megagrant on photoacoustics at the Saratov State University. He received his PhD and DSc degrees from Bauman Moscow State Technical University (BMSTU), completed a postdoctoral fellowship at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, and headed BME department at BMSTU. He is the author of five books, 55 patents, and more than 200 papers in the field of laser spectroscopy, photoacoustics, biophotonics, and nanomedicine, including 9 publications in Nature publishing group journals. Dr. Zharov is the principle investigator on 16 NIH, NSF, and other agency grants. He pioneered high resolution photoacoustic spectroscopy, pulse plasmonic nanotherapy of infections and cancer, laser-ultrasonic microsurgery, photoacoustic tweezers, photothermal histology, super-resolution photothermal microscopy, ultrasharp plasmon resonances (named Zharov Splitting by photonic groups), biomedical application of spaser as smallest laser, and in vivo photoacoustic flow cytometry for earliest disease diagnosis. Dr. Zharov is the State Prize Winner, the most prestigious national award in Russia, and the first recipient of the US Maiman Award, named after the inventor of the first laser. 
The special issue will cover following topics:
  • Photoacoustic spectroscopy and imaging
  • In vivo flow cytometry
  • Photoacoustic, optical and other tweezers
  • Photothermal and photoacoustic histology
  • Laser micro- and nanomanipulations
  • Nanobiophotonics and nanomedicine
  • Optical and laser measurement techniques
  • Tissue and blood optical clearing
  • Plasmon theranostics of infections and cancer
  • Laser-ultrasonic microsurgery
  • Multimodal methods for biomedical applications
  • Nanoplasmonics and nanophotothermolysis
  • Super-resolution microscopy