Robert Alfano

Professor & Director of Institute for Ultrafast Spectroscopy and Lasers

Robert Alfano is Distinguished professor of Science and Engineering at the City College of the City University of New York, where he is the director of Institute for Ultrafast Spectroscopy and Lasers. He works primarily in the field of biomedical imaging and spectroscopy, and is known for discovering the white light supercontinuum laser. He has published more than 700 papers in referred journals and has over 100 patents, and has won numerous awards including the SPIE’s inaugural Britton Chance Biomedical Optics Award.