Georgios Asimellis, Ph.D.

Director of Research and Associate Professor of Optometry

  • Office: Health Professions Education Building, 401F
  • Telephone: (606) 218-5521
  • E-mail:

Geometric & Wave Optics (course director, development and coordination)
Visual Optics / Optics of the Eye (co-instructor)
Clinical Skills (co-instructor)
Ophthalmic Lens (co-instructor)
Contact Lens (co-instructor)
Ophthalmic Surgery Procedures (co-instructor)
Research Methodology (course director, development and coordination)

Ph.D., Tufts University, Medford, MA 02155 Physics – Optics – Signal Processing. Thesis: Holographic Implementation of Non-Linear Joint Transform Correlators
M.S.,  Physics Tufts University, Medford, MA
B.S., Physics, Magna Cum Laude University of Athens, Greece.

George Asimellis; Evan J. Kaufman. Keratoconus StatPearls Publishing; 2018 Jan-. Bookshelf ID: NBK470435 PMID: 29262160

George Asimellis, Lefteris Karageorgiadis, Costas Katsoulos, Nikos Vasileiou, and Donnie Akers Wavefront-customized soft contact lenses for high-order aberration correction in normal eyes. JOJ Ophtal. 2017; 4(2) doi:10.19080/JOJO.2017.04.555635

A. John Kanellopoulos and George Asimellis Standard manual capsulorhexis / Ultrasound phacoemulsification compared to femtosecond laser-assisted capsulorhexis and lens fragmentation in clear cornea small incision cataract surgery. Eye Vis (Lond). 2016; 3(20) doi:10.1186/s40662-016-0050-x

A. John Kanellopoulos, Yiannis Loukas and George Asimellis Cross-Linking Biomechanical Effect in Human Corneas by Same Energy, Different UV-A Fluence: An Enzymatic Digestion Comparative Evaluation. Cornea. 2016; 35(4):557-61.

A. John Kanellopoulos and George Asimellis Novel Placido Derived Topography–Guided Excimer Corneal Normalization with Cyclorotation Adjustment: Enhanced Athens Protocol for Keratoconus. Journal of Refractive Surgery 2015; 31(11): 768-73.



08/1998 – 12/1999 Fellow Harvard University Medical School, Cambridge, MA Fourier-domain optical coherence tomography development for medical imaging.

Optics, Visual Optics, Signal Processing, Laser-Matter Interaction, Optical Design and Imaging, Optoelectronic devices.