Optical Science Lab News: (Apr/May/June 2014)

Conferences: Joseph and Chuck , attended Translational Biophotonics at Rice University in Houston, and visited Andy Dunn and Evan Perillo at University of Texas in Austin. Joseph presented his poster on hemoglobin measurement in bone.

Welcome: Welcome summer students, Langston Archer, returning YSP from Lynn Classical HS and Eric Santa from Merrimack College.
Prof. Jihao Yin from Beihang University in Beijing, will join our group, April 2014 through April 2015.

Goodbye and Good Luck: Dan Hunt will be attending graduate school at Stanford.
Nisreen Abo-Sido from YSP will be an undergraduate at Wellesley.
Joe Robinson will be working at Lincoln Labs and attending graduate school at NU.

Awards: Joseph has been recognized by the COE as an Outstanding TA for 2014.
Joseph has won a travel grant to Translational Biophotonics and his poster has been selected for "preview" oral presentation.
Chuck has been selected as a Topical Editor at Optics Letters.

New Babies: On 15 April 2014, Chuck's family added a granddaughter, Paloma, the daughter of Brian and Elspeth. Yair and Laurie have a a new son, Ian.

Academic Progress: On 10 June 2014, Joseph Hollmann defended his Ph.D. dissertation.
On 7 May, Ali Vakili defended his MS thesis.
On 11 April 2014, Joseph Hollmann passed his comprehensive exam.

New Publication: JL Hollmann, R Horstmeyer, C Yang, CA DiMarzio, "Diffusion model for ultrasound-modulated light," Journal of biomedical optics 19 (3), 035005-035005

Optical Science Lab News: (Jan/Feb/Mar 2014)

Conference: In February, Zhenhua, Chuck, and Joseph attended Photonics West. We presented 5 talks and hosted a dinner with some two dozen alumni and friends of OSL.

New Grant: With Profs. Shefelbine and Niedre, we've won a Tier 1 internal grant to study blood in bone.

New Job: Ali Golabchi has joined Zygo Corporation, in Connecticut.

Optical Science Lab News: (September/October 2013)

Zhenhua presented a poster at the Montagna conference on skin biology.

Congratulations to Steve Guerrera on completing the 2013 Chicago Marathon.

Matt Bouchard defended his dissertation at Columbia University, on 3 October. Congratulations, Dr. Bouchard.

Welcome to our newest members, Jared Lowe and Xinhao (Nick) Zhu.

We welcome back all our summer travelers, Zhenhua and Zetong from China, Joseph from Taiwan, and Ali from Iran.

James is an author on a talk presented by his Co-Op employer, Spectral Sciences. Congratulations.

Lab News: (June/July/August 2013)

Congratulations to Joe Robinson on being elected president of the student chapter of IEEE for Spring 2014.

Friday, 26 July was a busy day. Zhenhua passed his Comprehensive Exam, and Zac presented his MS thesis defense. Congratulations to both.

Chuck visits SIBET in Suzhou, Jiangsu, China. See the story here and the pictures here.

Joseph leaves for Taiwan on EAPSI. Learn about Joseph's trip here.

The lab welcomes Diego Lopez from Roxbury CC, Jose Ruiz from Lawrence High, and Nisreen Abo-Sido from North Quincy High, to our summer programs.

Lab News: (April/May 2013)

Congratulations to Dr. Yair Mega, on receiving his Ph.D. on 3 May.

Congratulations to Will Goth on receiving his BS on 3 May. He will continue to work at Ninepoint Medical for the summer, after which he will continue toward his Ph.D. at the University of Texas.

Bill Warger and Chuck were awarded US Patent 8,428,331 Phase Subtraction Cell Counting Method on 23 April 2013.

Lab News: (March 2013)

On Monday, 25 Jan, Yair successfully defended his Ph.D. dissertation, and will receive the degree on 3 May. Congratulations Dr. Mega.

Lab News: (Jan 2013)

Congratulations to Paula and Dan on winning a Provost's Undergraduate Research Award of $2000, for their research on "High Efficiency Melanin Detection on KECK Microscope."

Zac has just published his work in Journal of Biomedical Optics. 18(6), 061216 (Nov 27 2012); doi: 10.1117/1.JBO.18.6.061216

Zhenhua along with Joe K. and Yair, has just published in Journal of Biomedical Optics. 18(6), 061225 (Jan 07 2013); doi: 10.1117/1.JBO.18.6.061225

Bill Warger has begun work as Photonics Lab Specialist at Thorlabs

Chris Carr (ECE 2005) has just passed the Professional Engineer Exam.