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Affiliation: CYBERDYNE INC, Rotterdam, The Netherlands

Dr. Mithun Kuniyil Ajith Singh is an engineering scientist with extensive experience in preclinical and clinical photoacoustic and ultrasound imaging. He is presently working as a Research and Business Development Manager at CYBERDYNE, INC, the Netherlands. In his current role, he initiates and coordinates various scientific projects in collaboration with globally renowned research groups, especially focusing on the clinical translation of LED-based photoacoustic imaging technology. Mithun received his Technical Diploma in Medical Electronics from Model Polytechnic College, Calicut, India, in 2004; his Bachelor’s degree in Biomedical Instrumentation and Engineering from SRM University, Chennai, India, in 2008; and his Master’s degree in Bio-photonics from the École normale supérieure de Cachan, France, in 2012. From January 2013 to December 2016, he pursued research for his Ph.D. thesis at the Biomedical Photonic Imaging Group, University of Twente, the Netherlands, under the supervision of Professor Wiendelt Steenbergen. While working on his Ph.D., he invented a new method called PAFUSion (photoacoustic-guided focused ultrasound) for reducing reflection artifacts and improving contrast and imaging depth in photoacoustic imaging, and demonstrated its potential in clinical pilot studies. Mithun has published over 50 international journal articles, book chapters and conference proceedings papers. Mithun won the Seno Medical Best Paper Award at the annual conference ‘Photons plus Ultrasound: Imaging and Sensing’ during the SPIE Photonics West 2016 event in San Francisco. As one of many academic achievements and scholarships, SRM University, India, presented him with a Commendation Award for his outstanding contributions to the field of biomedical engineering in 2017. He is currently serving as a reviewer for several leading journals in the field of optics and also edited the first book on LED-based photoacoustic imaging, published by Springer Nature in 2020.

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