New Research: Chuck and Prof. Ruberti have won an NIH R21 on Flow-Induced Crystalization.
New Job: Congratulations to Ali V., who recently started working as a postdoc in the Plenz group at NIH.
Welcome: Joshua Zac is now working in our group on lidar image analysis. Josh was a student in Chuck's Signals and Systems class.
Conference: Chuck and Danny travelled to San Francisco in February to attend Photonics West, where Danny presented his paper on Monte-Carlo modeling. It was great to see so many alumni and friends of our group.
New Baby: Joseph and Carolina welcome a new girl to the family.
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, corneal collagen imaging, dermatology, structured illumination, speckle contrast, and the interaction of light and sound. We also have an active research program in laser radar.
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.