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.

Research in the Biomedical Optics Laboratory is concerned with the way light interacts with human tissue and how this interaction can be used for developing novel ways to image physiological processes and anatomical structures.

Research in the Brain Stimulation Engineering Lab involves the components of deep brain stimulation, including temporal pattern design, device modification, closed-loop stimulation, electrical stimulation, and optogenetic stimulation.

The Vascular Engineering Laboratory is equipped for small-animal surgeries, tissue cryosectioning, fluorescence and brightfield microscopy, and live lymphatic imaging.

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 (Bio-solids and Biofluids); Medical Image/Signal Processing; Machine Learning and Computer Vision with Applications in Medical Imaging; Developments of Ultrasound Technologies for Tissue Characterization
Biomedical Optics and Photonics; Coherent Imaging and Light Scattering; Singular Optics; Biophysical Dynamics
Biosensors and Biomedical Instrumentation; Biomedical Optics and Ultrasound
“And what you're looking at are cross-sections of the implant itself, imaged under a scanning electron microscope in what's known as backscatter mode.”Jeremy Goldman, professor of Biomedical Engineering