Martin Leahy completed a DPhil in BioPhotonics at the University of Oxford and he and a colleague established Oxford Optronix Ltd. From 1995 he had various research and teaching positions at the University of Oxford. After a period in industrial consultancy, he joined the Physics Department at the University of Limerick.
In addition to his Chair of Applied Physics at NUI Galway, he is adjunct professor at the Royal College of Surgeons, Fellow of the Institute of Physics, Fellow of the Royal Academy of Medicine in Ireland and Fellow of SPIE. From 2011 he is Editorial Board member of the Journal of Biomedical Optics, a conference co-chair and panel moderator at SPIE Photonics West and serves as chair or programme committee member of several other conferences worldwide.
Prof. Leahy has held senior management roles in industry (e.g. Founding Director of R&D at Oxford Optronix Ltd.) and academia (e.g. Founding Director of CPI and First Scientific Director of the National Biophotonics and Imaging Platform).
Sergey Alexandrov received his Ph.D. from St. Petersburg State University (Russia). Currently he is a Researcher at School of Physics, the National University of Ireland in Galway. Before Ireland he worked as a Research Associate with the University of Pittsburgh, Department of Medicine (PA, USA) and as a Research Assistant Professor with Optical Biomedical Engineering Laboratory (OBEL) at the University of Western Australia (UWA). His main experience is development of new optical methods and tools, such as microscopic imaging and measuring techniques (holographic, interference, polarization, spectral, etc.) for biomedical and other applications. Significant contribution has resulted in the creation of new optical microscopy and optical coherence tomography (OCT) methods and techniques for high resolution (super-resolution) imaging, non-destructive testing, diagnostic and its application to different objects, including biomedical.