Dr. Thomas Bifano

Dr. Thomas Bifano

Dr. Thomas Bifano is the Director of the Boston University Photonics Center and Professor of Mechanical Engineering.  Bifano earned his Ph.D. in Mechnaical Engineering from North Carolina State University and his M.S. and B.S. in Mechanical Engineering and Materials Science from Duke University. Dr. Bifano has been a Professor at Boston University since 1988.

Dr. Bifano’s research focuses on modeling, design, production, and use of micro-electro-mechanical systems (MEMS) in optical applications. He is a founder and CTO of Boston Micromachines Corporation in Cambridge, MA, a leading producer of deformable mirrors for applications in astronomy, bio-imaging, and defense.  His full CV is available here.