Department of Biomedical Engineering
Biomedical Optics and Ultrasound

Biomedical Optics and Ultrasound

The department’s biomedical optics and imaging research focuses on the development of lasers and other light sources for medical imaging, diagnostics, and treatment. Areas of active research include coherent imaging, including optical-coherence tomography and laser-speckle imaging; fluorescence imaging; and the study of light transport in biological tissue.

The biology and physiology of the lymphatic and blood vascular systems including vascular regeneration, remodeling and pathology; Vascular biomaterials, including polymeric, natural, and metallic, for vascular repair and regeneration
Biomechanics; Automated control of ultrasound scanning including the use of 3D printing technology; Image and signal processing; Non-invasive assessment of biomechanical properties of soft tissues; Computer aided analyses of cardiovascular flow
Biomedical optics; Lasers and other light sources for biology and medicine; Non-contact measurement of tissue mechanics and fluid flows; Coherent imaging