Commencement 2015: Joseph was hooded by Chuck at the Ph.D. ceremony on Thursday, 7 May. Steve received his MS degree on Friday, and Hamad and Mahmoud received their BS degrees. Congratulations all.
Welcome: New lab members include Si Tang, working on his MS doing melanin research, Jonathan Sullivan doing a directed study on Hermite Gaussian beams, Rhoadsherdeline Limage working on melanin, and Giles Blaney working on lung imaging.
TA Award: Ali V. received the College of Engineering award for Excellence as a Teaching Assistant.
Alumni News: Tristan has been accepted for graduate study at the media lab at MIT.
Moving On: Joseph leaves for Barcelona, Spain at the Institute of Photonic Sciences (ICFO) in the middle of May.
Summer Travel: Chuck and Ali will lead a Dialogues of Civilization program in Chile from 22 May through 29 June.
Welcome to the Optical Science Laboratory (OSL) at Northeastern University. Led by Associate Professor and author of Optics for Engineers, Charles DiMarzio, the OSL is one of the laboratories affiliated with the department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, the department ofMechanical and Industrial Engineering, the newly-formed department of Bioengineering, and the Gordon Center for Subsurface Sensing and Imaging Systems, at Northeastern University. The OSL is particularly interested in those imaging techniques that involve optics (especially coherent detection), multi-modal imaging where light is used in combination with another type of wave such as microwave or ultrasound, and hyperspectral imaging.
Equipment includes the W.M.Keck 3-D fusion microscope combining brightfield, phase, DIC, confocal, multi-photon, and harmonic microscopy on a single platform. With a high-speed rotating polygon scanner, frame rates of 10 Hz. are achieved. We also have a separate microscope for quantitative phase imaging, a line-scanning confocal reflectance microscope, a structured-illumination breadboard, and a dual-galvo scanning microscope. A dual-channel tissue spectrometer is used for imaging hemoglobin and other chromophores in tissue such as skin, muscle, and bone.
Our applications include mostly biological and medical imaging, with specific intersts in melanin imaging, ex-vivo alveolar-scale lung imaging, bone hemoglobin spectroscopy, corneal collagen imaging, dermatology and deep penetration of light using an ultrasound guidestar for phase conjugation.
OSL's goals are to provide a facility for advanced research in these areas in order to address the needs of our research sponsors, and to train the next generation of researchers for industry, academia, and the government.