Jiri Homola received his M.S. degree in physical engineering in 1988 from the Czech Technical University, Prague, Czech Republic, and his Ph.D. degree from the Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic in 1993. Since then, he has been with the Institute of Photonics and Electronics, Prague, Czech Republic. In 1997-2002, he was with the Department of Electrical Engineering, University of Washington, Seattle, since 2001, as a Research Associate Professor. He is currently Head of Photonics Division and Chairman of Department of Optical Sensors at the Institute of Photonics and Electronics, Prague, and Affiliate Associate Professor at the University of Washington, Seattle, USA. Jiri Homola is a Member of Editorial Board of Sensors and Actuators B (Elsevier) and Associate Editor of Journal of Sensors (Hindawi). Jiri Homola has served on technical committees of numerous scientific conferences and is a Member of Permanent Steering Committees of Advanced Study Course on Optical Chemical Sensors and Europt(r)ode Conference Series. He is also Member of NATO CBP Advisory Panel. He received Otto Wichterle Prize, Czech Republic, 2003, and Roche Diagnostics Prize for Sensor Technology, Germany, 2006. Jiri Homola holds two patents, edited two 2 books, 3 book chapters, 60 research papers in scientific journals, and presented over 100 research papers at international conferences. His research interests are in biophotonics, guided-wave photonics, optical sensors, and biosensors.
Biography Updated on 1 August 2007