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Our primary research effort focuses on the physics of light scattering in biological tissues (and fluids) and how to exploit this scattered light to gain insight into the dynamcis, structure, and mechanics of biological tissues. Our primary focus is on the origins and applications of the speckle phenomenon. Research on speckle includes numerical simulations, statistical analysis of speckle, and the use of speckle in optical elastography.

Ultimately, our research focuses on understanding and exploiting the coherence and polarization properties of light scattered by biological cells, tissues, and fluids.

Specific examples of research projects include:
  • Characterization of light scattering by cells and cell layers
  • Polarization microstatistics of laser speckle from biological media
  • Development of optical elastography techniques
  • Quantitative temporal speckle contrast imaging
  • Numerical simulations of speckle

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