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Lab News

Congratulations: Eric passed his qualifier on 29 June.

Dialogues of Civilization: Chuck and Eric returned from Universidad de los Andes in Santiago, where they led a program in Biomedical Imaging and Chilean Culture including students from Northeastern and UAndes.

New Appointment: Chuck has been appointed a visiting professor in the Ph.D. program at Universidad de los Andes.

Funding: Chuck and Prof. Ruberti received an NIH r01 grant entitled, "Mechanical Causation of Corneal Stromal Matrix Synthesis and Fibrosis."

Graduation: Congratulations to Sam on completing his BS degree in May. He'll be in the Ph.D. program at Princeton in the fall.

Welcome Back: Eric and David are returning to our group after their coop terms at SpectraWave where former group members Will and Jimmy are employed.

Welcome: Sean Turner is joining our group in Fall 2022, as an Industry Ph.D. student. He works for IDEXX in southern Maine.

Alumni Congratulations: Tristan Swedish defended his dissertation at MIT's Media Lab in June. Congratulations, Dr. Swedish.

Graduation: Congratulations to Anuj on completing his BS degree in May.

SPIE: Chuck has been selected as a Fellow of SPIE.

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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.

Dr. Charles DiMarzio

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