Prof. Stefan Andersson-Engels is since 2016 Head of Biophotonics at Tyndall National Institute, University College Cork.
Stefan was recruited and received an SFI Professorship award with generous financial support and infrastructure support to set Biophotonics@Tyndall. This provides fantastic opportunities for world-class research within biophotonics in close collaboration with other research centres, clinicians and medical device companies. Andersson-Engels graduated in Engineering Physics from Lund University in 1985, and received his PhD in Physics from Lund University 1990. He was then a postdoc at McMaster University in Ontario, Canada 1990-1991. After a few years as lecturer he was appointed professor in 1999 at Lund University. Dr Andersson-Engels has published extensively in the area of biomedical optics, with 200 papers in peer-reviewed journals and an h-index of 60 (Google Scholars). His main interest is optical spectroscopy and photodynamic therapy, while he also is active in improving the understanding in fundamental aspects of light propagation in turbid media. He is presently also active in three start-up companies in the field of biomedical optics.