Research in this area includes developing non-destructive optical and mechanical technologies that can detect disease development and tissue injuries in vivo. These techniques can be either one-dimensional (i.e., point detection) or multi-dimensional (i.e., imaging).  The potential medical applications for such techniques, once developed, are abundant.  For example, they may be used intraoperatively to guide tumor resection and to monitor the progression of a novel therapy.

There is also a strong focus on Optical imaging which is based on the principles of near-infrared light propagation in scattering media (such as biological tissues) and the use of external fluorescent contrast agents to better differentiate normal and diseased tissues based on the differences in their optical properties. The research work requires an understanding of transport phenomena in biological systems, application of experimental skills towards instrument development, incorporation of optimization and mathematical tools towards image reconstructions, and development of biomedical aspects of engineering towards practical applications, such as cancer diagnostics, drug delivery, and in general, body imaging.

anuradha godavarty

Anuradha Godavarty, Ph.D.

Associate Professor & Undergraduate Program Director

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Research Interests: Optical-based molecular imaging (fluorescence-enhanced optical imaging) and tomography.
Research Advancements: Anuradha Godavarty is developing a low-cost hand-held wound healing assessment and conducting clinical studies.
Research Area: Diagnostic Bioimaging Sensor Systems
Lab: Optical Imaging Laboratory (OIL)

Office: EC 2675
Phone: (305) 348-7340

Website: https://bme.fiu.edu/people/faculty-instructors/anuradha-godavarty/


shuliang jiao

Shuliang Jiao, Ph.D.

Professor

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Research Interests: Optical Coherence Tomography, Photoacoustic Microscopy, Multimodal Imaging
Research Advancements: Shuliang Miao’s biophotonic devices help treat retinal degenerative disorders.
Research Area: Diagnostic Bioimaging Sensor Systems
Lab: Eye Imaging Laboratory

Office: AHC4 Room 332
Phone: (305) 348-4984

Website: https://bme.fiu.edu/people/faculty-instructors/shuliang-jiao/


chenzhong li

Chenzhong Li, Ph.D.

Professor

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Research Interests: Bioelectronics, POCTs, Biosensors, Nanotheranostics
Research Advancements: Chenzhong Li develops biosensors for organ on a chip and Point of Care Testings.
Research Area: Diagnostic Bioimaging Sensor Systems
Lab: Nanobioengineering/Bioelectronics Laboratory

Office: EC 2612
Phone: (305) 348-0120
Email : licz@fiu.edu

Website: https://bme.fiu.edu/people/faculty-instructors/chenzhong-li/


wei chiang lin

Wei-Chiang Lin, Ph.D.

Associate Professor

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Research Interests: Biophotonics, Ultrasound, and Medical Instrumentation
Research Advancements: Wei-Chiang Lin develops smart intraoperative guidance systems for surgery.
Research Area: Diagnostic Bioimaging Sensor Systems
Lab: Biomedical Engineering Creative Lab: W[CL]2

Office: EC 2673
Phone: (305) 348-6112

Website: https://bme.fiu.edu/people/faculty-instructors/wei-chiang-lin/


Anthony McGoron, Ph.D.

Professor and Associate Dean of Academic Affairs

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Research Interests: Drug Delivery and Drug Transport Modeling
Research Advancements: Anthony Mcgoron develops targeted image-guided drug-delivery for combatting cancer
Research Area: Diagnostic Bioimaging Sensor Systems
Lab: Drug Delivery and Imaging Guided Therapy Laboratory

Office: EC 2614
Phone: (305) 348-1352

Website: https://bme.fiu.edu/people/faculty-instructors/anthony-mcgoron/


Jessica-Ramella

Jessica Ramella-Roman Ph.D.

Associate Professor

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Research Interests: Biophotonics
Research Advancements: Jessica Ramella’s biophotonic device is in clinical trial for pre-mature labor and cervical cancer.
Research Area: Diagnostic Bioimaging Sensor Systems
Lab: Medical Photonics Laboratory