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Universal Journal of Lasers, Optics, Photonics & Sensors

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Editor Biography

Boris Gramatikov

Wilmer Eye Institute Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine Baltimore, USA


Boris Gramatikov obtained his Dipl.-Ing. degree in Biomedical Engineering in Germany, and his Ph.D. in Bulgaria. He has completed a number of postdoctoral studies in Germany, Italy and the United States. He joined the faculty of the Biomedical Engineering Department of The Johns Hopkins University in 1996, and has been working in the Laboratory of Ophthalmic Instrumentation Development at The Wilmer Eye Institute since 2000. His areas of expertise include electronics, optoelectronics, computers, computer modeling, signal/image processing, data analysis, instrumentation design, biophotonics, ophthalmic and biomedical optics, polarization optics, all applied to the development of diagnostic methods and devices for ophthalmology and vision research. His team has developed a series of pediatric vision screeners. He has over 120 publications, 41 of which in high-impact peer-reviewed journals. He serves as a reviewer and editorial board member with a number of technical and medical journals

Activities & Honors


  • 2018 Meritorious Achievement Award in Continuing Education, Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers
  • The 2017 Outstanding Professional Award, Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers
  • Biomedical Research Collaboration Award, Hartwell Foundation, 2012

Professional Activities

  • Director, Continuing EE Education (CEEE)
  • Reviewer, IEEE Transactions on Biomedical Engineering
  • Reviewer, Annals of Biomedical Engineering
  • Reviewer, Biomedical Engineering OnLine
  • Reviewer, Medical Devices: Evidence and Research
  • Reviewer, Biomedical Instrumentation & Technology Biophysical Reviews and Letters

Research Interest

  • Retinal birefringence scanning
  • Pediatric vision screening
  • Optical coherence tomography
  • Determination of ocular defocus using the double-pass blur image of a point source of light
  • Pediatric Ophthalmology
  • Strabismus

Research & Publications

Research Summary

Current research focuses on developing diagnostic instrumentation for detecting vision abnormalities, mainly in pediatric patients. Of particular interest is the detection of fixation, eye alignment, fixation stability, focus detection etc. Methods include retinal birefringence scanning, eye tracking, acoustic attention attraction and others.

Technology Expertise Keywords

Biomedical instrumentation; medical electronics, signal processing; computer modeling; real-time systems design; digital signal processors; embedded systems.