UTSA Nanophotonics and Laser Materials Research Laboratory

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UTSA Biophotonics Research and Imaging Laboratory


Awards and Recognition


  • Extramural research grants with total funding of over $6 million
  • Appointed to the Endowed Professorship "Ashbel Smith Professorship" in 2007
  • Recipient of the "2003 Prize to a Faculty Member for Research in an Undergraduate Institution" by the American Physical Society
  • Recipient of the "2002 UTSA President’s Distinguished Achievement Award for Research Achievement"


  • Patent Title: "Method and Apparatus for Diagnosing Neovascularized Tissues" US Patent No. 9,173,562 B2, Nov. 3, 2015
    Inventors: Dhiraj Sardar and Andrew Tsin
  • Patent Title: "Apparatus and Method for Cleaning a Wafer" US Patent No. 6,766,813
    Inventors: Anthony Sayka, Dhiraj Sardar, Fred Barrera, and Raylon Yow


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