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Peter E. Andersen received his MSc.E.E. in 1991 and his Ph.D. in 1995 from the Technical University of Denmark, and since 2015 Dr. Andersen is Fellow of OSA and Fellow of SPIE. Dr. Andersen is with DTU Health Tech at the Technical University of Denmark, where he is group leader of the Biophotonic Imaging Group, and Head of DTU Health PhD School. From 2006-2013, he was Research Professor at Department of Atomic Physics, Lund University, Sweden. He has more than 20 years of research experience within biophotonics, biomedical optics, light source technology, multimodal imaging concepts comprising optical coherence tomography, multiphoton tomography and nonlinear microscopy, and translation of these modalities into clinical applications, including endoscopic applications. Dr. Andersen leads or has led several large-scale European collaborative research programs within the above-mentioned topical areas.

Dr. Andersen has published more than 225 peer-reviewed journal/conference papers within the above-mentioned topics, 12 book chapters, and one book as co-editor. He holds four patents, of which three have been transferred to industry. Dr. Andersen is co-founder and co-inventor of Norlase ApS based in Denmark – a company that manufactures compact laser-based medical devices for applications in ophthalmology.

Currently, Dr. Andersen is editorial board member of Light: Science and Application, Journal of Biomedical Optics, associate editor of Journal of Biophotonics, and he served Optics Letters as Topical Editor from 2008-2012 and Deputy Editor from 2012-2018. He is serving on, or has served on, several international conference committees as Program or General Chair, including CLEO (2016-2019), and Conference Committee Member at Photonics West.

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Curriculum vitae (PE Andersen)


1991 M.Sc.E.E. (DTU), 1995 Ph.D. (DTU)

Appointments (selected)

2015: Fellow of OSA
2015: Fellow of SPIE
2006-13: Research Professor (Lund University, Sweden)
2008-13: Deputy Head of DTU Fotonik PhD School
2019-: Head of DTU Health Tech PhD School

Research area: Biomedical optics

Multimodal biophotonic imaging; nonlinear microscopy, optical coherence tomography including light source development, imaging systems development and clinical/biomedical applications within dermatology, ophthalmology, and urology. Light source development for biomedical applications and ultrafast applications.

Memberships of scientific committees (selected)

2008-12: Optics Letters, Topical Editor
2012-18: Optics Letters, Deputy Editor
2012-: Journal of Biomedical Optics, Editorial board member
2010-: Journal of Biophotonics, Editorial board member
2011: Program Chair, European Conferences on Biomedical Optics 2011 (ECBO)
2013: General Chair, European Conferences on Biomedical Optics 2013 (ECBO)
2016: Program Chair (A&T), CLEO 2016, San Jose, CA, USA
2017: Program Chair (A&T), CLEO 2017, San Jose, CA, USA
2018: General Chair (A&T), CLEO 2018, San Jose, CA, USA
2019: General Chair (A&T), CLEO 2019, San Jose, CA, USA
2020-: Light: Science and Application (Nature), Editorial Board Member

Teaching (selected)

  • Biomedical optics (Bio-medicinsk Optik): course 22511
  • Optical Biosensors (Optiske Biosensorer): course 22512
  • Graduate summer school in Biophotonics: “10th International Graduate summer school: Biophotonics ‘22”, 11-18 June 2022, Island of Ven, Sweden
    please refer to www.biop.dk for information on registration

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being


  • User defined:
  • Multimodal biophotonic imaging
  • Photonics
  • Tissue Optics
  • Biophotonics, biomedical optics, biomedical imaging
  • Nonlinear optics, lasers, semiconductor-based lasers
  • Optical Coherence Tomography, dermatologic OCT, ophthalmic OCT
  • Multiphoton tomography
  • Nonlinear microscopy


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