Biography Prof. Dr. -Ing. Azhar Zam

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Assistant Professor

Department of Biomedical Engineering
Faculty of Medicine, University of Basel

M.Sc. Biomedical Engineering, University of Lubeck, Germany
Ph.D. Advanced Optical Tech, University of Erlangen, Germany


Prof. Azhar Zam, assistant professor for medical laser physics and optics, completed a Bachelor's degree in medical physics at the University of Indonesia and continued his studies in Germany at the Lübeck University of Applied Sciences and the University of Lübeck, as well as at the Friedrich-Alexander University of Erlangen-Nürnberg, where he finished his PhD in advanced optical technologies and developed optical tissue differentiation for Laser Surgery Feedback System in 2011. In 2012, he developed the first nano sensitive OCT and the first fully integrated Monte Carlo-Photoacoustic wave simulator.

In the course of several research visits, he stayed at University of Waterloo (Canada), National University of Ireland, Galway, University of California, Davis (USA) and Ryerson University, Toronto (Canada). In his research, Azhar Zam focuses in particular on laser surgery, optical coherence tomography (OCT), laser-tissue interaction, feedback system and monitoring for laser surgery and therapy, tissue optics and photoacoustic spectroscopy/imaging.