Expertise

My research focuses on the development and application of optical imaging and illumination technologies to provide novel biomedical and clinical imaging and detection methods. Specific interests include the application of hyperspectral imaging and analysis methods to microscopy, endoscopy, and small-animal fluorescence imaging. My research has included the design of spectral small animal fluorescence imaging systems, optical tissue phantoms for imager calibration, spectral image analysis techniques, and novel endoscopic techniques that are complimentary to hyperspectral and microscopic imaging modalities. My current research efforts focus on translation of hyperspectral imaging technologies to real-time clinical diagnostic devices with a large improvement in detection sensitivity and specificity, and a low cost.


Keywords: Hyperspectral imaging, cellular image analysis


Research:

  • Novel biomedical and clinical imaging and detection methods
  • Illumination technologies in imaging
  • Hyperspectral imaging and analysis
  • Microscopy, endoscopy, and small-animal fluorescence imaging.

Expertise: Optical imaging and illumination technologies to provide novel biomedical and clinical imaging and detection methods, specifically hyperspectral imaging and analysis methods to microscopy, endoscopy, and small-animal fluorescence imaging.

Past Affiliations

Research Assistant, Florida Department of Environmental Protection

Fellow, Weldon School of Biomedical Engineering, College of Engineering, Purdue University (past)

Research Assistant, Physical Chemistry

Research Assistant, Geophysical Fluid Dynamics Institute

Associate Professor, Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering, College of Engineering, University of South Alabama

Communities
Pharmacology, Engineering, Chemical Engineering
Degrees
PhD, Purdue University, West Lafayette, Biomedical Engineering, 2008
BS, Florida State University, Tallahassee, Chemical Engineering, 2003
Keywords
chemical engineering fluid dynamics biomedical engineering radiology & medical imaging fluorescence
Languages
English, Spanish
Honors

ISAC Scholar (Young scholars program), International Society for Analytical Cytology, 2008-2012

Dimitris N. Chorafas Foundation Award Finalist (Dissertation research award), Purdue College of Engineering (Purdue University), 2007-2007

Outstanding Dissertation Award (Dissertation award), Weldon School of Biomedical Engineering (Purdue University), 2007-2007

Outstanding Graduate Student (Recognition Award), Purdue College of Engineering (Purdue University), 2006-2006

Magoon Award for Excellence in Teaching (Teaching), Estes H. and Vashti L. Magoon (Purdue University), 2006-2006

Purdue Graduate Student Government Travel Grant (Travel and Presentation Expenditures), Purdue University, 2005-2005

Ronald W. Dollens Graduate Scholorship (Graduate Scholorship), Ronald W. Dollens and Guidant Foundation (Purdue University), 2005-2005

Integrative Graduate Education and Research Traineeship (IGERT) Program (Biomedical Engineering), National Science Foundation (NSF) (Purdue University), 2003-2005

Associations
Biomedical Engineering Society
International Society for Analytical Cytology
International Society for Optical Engineering