The Translational Optics Imaging & Spectroscopy Lab @ USF is focused on the development and application of novel optical/opto-electronic instrumentation for the diagnosis, monitoring, and characterization of diseases such as strokes, brain injuries and tumors. Our multidisciplinary approach combines principles/concepts in optics, physics, engineering, and computation in order to directly measure tissue physiology for applications that include:

  • Non-invasive bedside monitoring of brain physiology
  • Critical care monitoring
  • Non-invasive biomarkers of neurological conditions (e.g., Stroke, Traumatic Brain Injury)
  • Intraoperative imaging/monitoring of blood flow & characterization of tumors
  • Small animal models of stroke, and neuroprotection

We graciously acknowledge current research support from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and the National Science Foundation (NSF).

Engineering II: ENB 351
Department of Electrical Engineering
Univeristy of South Florida

PhD Student openings available

We recruiting multiple PhD students to join our reserach group as early as Summer/Fall 2024. Students will be supported by research/teaching assistantships. Exceptional students can apply for supplemental fellowship awards from the EE department. Potential projects include: Biophotonics/Neurophotoincs technology development, wearable blood flow monitors, Clinical studies - bedside monitoring of stroke therapy, and more.
Students with background in optical systems, diffuse optics, instrumentation, imaging systems, optical signal/data analysis are encouraged to apply. We welcome applications from students with diverse backgrounds.
More details are in the attached flyer.
Applications will be reviewed until the position is filled.

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