We've all seen articles in the news about 2020 as a "lost year." It's certainly been an unusual one for sure, but I would not say lost. We've developed new ways of communicating and kept our research and education activities going surprisingly well. We've had the technology to communicate synchronously around the world but this year we've actually become acustomed to using it. We've faced challenges, fears, and losses small and large. But we've still accomplished a lot.
Graduation: Congratulations to Danny on defending his MS thesis and graduating in May.
Graduation: Congratulations to Nicolas on his BS in May.
Awards: to Ethan's Capstone Design Team earned second prize in the Spring 2021 ECE Capstone Competition.
Graduation: Congratulations to Ethan on his graduation with a BS, and future employment at Tesla.
Welcome and Graduation: Hamsini joined us at the end of last year and is finishing a MS project on a finite-element analysis of ultrasound radiation force, and we congratulate her on graduating in May.
Welcome: Adam Parolin joins our group this summer to work on an ultrasound scanning system. Annalisa Dibari joined us during the fall as a Gordon Fellow, working on a novel technique for testing telescopes.
Alumni: Jimmy completed his Ph.D. at Columbia and joined Will at SpetraWAVE.
Publications: Rodrigo presented a talk at Photonics West in March 2021 with co-authors Anuj, Rich, Chuck, and his UAndes advisor, Jose.
Education: The ECE department has been building three optics lab tables in a part of the electromagnetics lab in the 009 Hayden ECE labs. We're looking forward to adding labs to existing courses and creating new lab courses for students in ECE and other departments.
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.