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Scholarly Interest Report
         
Tomasz S. Tkaczyk
Associate Professor
Associate Professor in Bioengineering and Electrical and Computer Engineering
 
e-mail:tkaczyk@rice.edu
 
  • M.S. Department of Fine and Precise Mechanics (1994) Warsaw University of Technology, Warsaw, Poland
  • Ph.D. Department of Mechatronics (2000) Warsaw University of Technology, Warsaw, Poland
 
Primary Department
   Department of Bioengineering
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Websites
 Tomasz S. Tkaczyk
 Modern Optical Instrumentation and Bio-imaging Laboratory
 
Research Areas
 Bio-imaging, microscopy, optical coherence tomography, imaging spectrometry, opto-mechanical design, optical testing, miniaturized optical and opto-mechanical systems, optical metrology.
 
Research Statement
 Research in Tkaczyk's Modern Optical Instrumentation and Bio-imaging Laboratory focuses on the development and application of novel imaging instruments and systems for the early detection and treatment of cancer. The compact size and high-performance capabilities of the bio-imaging tools developed in his lab have tremendous potential for point-of-care diagnostics in various clinical settings around the world.

To effectively advance his engineering research, Tkaczyk's group combines the newest technologies in:

1. Optics (grayscale lithography, laser printing, free form diamond turning, molding, etc.);

2. Opto-mechanics (LIGA, DRIE components);

3. Electronics (custom detectors);

4. Software (dedicated DSPs, new algorithms); and

5. Bio-chemical materials (solgel, gold nanoparticles, quantum dots).

Micro-optics research in bioengineering is a challenging task that requires a constant awareness of emerging technologies. Through collaborations with researchers in academic and industrial settings, Tkaczyk's efforts are leading to the design and testing of optical and mechanical technologies in:

- High-performance imaging micro-endoscopes that work with contrast agents and provide real-time cancer detection;

- Modern and inexpensive technologies that enable high performance and are adaptable to mass production; and

- High-throughput techniques like super-resolution or hyper-spectral imaging capabilities for optical screening devices that increase sensitivity and specificity for the detection of disease.

Tkaczyk's research has been supported by the National Cancer Institute, the National Institute of Health, National Science Foundation, Army Research Office, and Association for Research in Otolaryngology.
 
Selected Publications
 Abstracts
 

Adam Shadfan and Tomasz S. Tkaczyk "Multimodal Foveated Endomicroscope for the Detection of Esophageal Adenocarcinoma in Barrett’s Esophagus." Lasers in Medicine and Biology

 
 

Jason Dwight and Tomasz S. Tkaczyk "Snapshot Tunable Imaging Spectrometer (STIS) for biological imaging." Gordon Research Conferences, Lasers in Medicine and Biolog

 
 

Michal E. Pawlowski,  Adam Shadfan, Tomasz S. Tkaczyk, "Needle objective for in vivo imaging of inner ear", Gordon Research Conferences, Lasers in Medicine and Biology, July 2012.

 
 

Noah Bedard and Tomasz S. Tkaczyk, Real-time in vivo visualization of tissue oxygenation and autofluorescence with a snapshot hyperspectral camera for detection of precancerous lesions, OSA Conference on Biomedical Optics, Miami, FL 2012,

 
 

Soren D. Konecky, Nathan A. Hagen, Amaan Mazhar, Tomasz S. Tkaczyk, Ron D. Frostig, Bruce J. Tromberg, Spatial frequency domain optical imaging of neurovascular coupling in a mouse model of Alzheimer’s disease, Proc. of SPIE Vol. 8207F, January 2012

 
 

Thuc-Uyen Nguyen, Nathan Hagen, Liang Gao, Tomasz S. Tkaczyk, Snapshot 3D Optical Coherence Tomography System using Image Mapping Spectrometer, OSA Conference on Biomedical Optics, Miami, FL 2012

 
 

Tomasz S. Tkaczyk, Rebecca Richards-Kortum, Michal Pawlowski, Meaghan Bond, Alessandra Forcucci, Ina Pavlova, "Universal-interchangeable optical sensing platform for POC diagnostics", Gordon Research Conferences, Lasers in Medicine and Biology, July 2012.

 
 

Liang Gao, Robert Kester, Noah Bedard, Nathan Hagen, Tomasz Tkaczyk, Mapping Spectrometer for real time hyperspectral imaging of living cells, BMES Annual Meeting, 2010

 
 

Robert Kester, Noah Bedard, Tomasz Tkaczyk, Real-Time Hyperspectral Endoscope for Early Cancer Diagnostics, BMES Annual Meeting, 2010

 
 Refereed articles
 

PA. Keahey, T.Tkaczyk, KM. Schmeler, and RR. Richards-Kortum, "Optimizing modulation frequency for structured illumination in a fiber-optic microendoscope to image nuclear morphometry in columnar epithelium," Biomed.." Opt. Express , 6: 870-880 .In Progress

 
 

Brian McCall, Randall J. Olsen, Nicole J. Nelles, Dawn L. Williams, Kevin Jackson, Rebecca Richards-Kortum, Edward A. Graviss, Tomasz S. Tkaczyk "Evaluation of a Miniature Microscope Objective Designed for Fluorescence Array Microscopy Detection of Mycobacterium tuberculosis." ARCHIVES OF PATHOLOGY & LABORATORY MEDICINE, Volume: 138 Issue: 3 (March 2014) : 379-389.

 
 

Krzysztof Patorski, Maciej Trusiak, and Tomasz Tkaczyk "Optically-sectioned two-shot structured illumination microscopy with Hilbert-Huang processing." Opt. Express, 22: 9517-9527.

 
 

Mark C. Pierce, Shannon E. Weigum, Jacob M. Jaslove, Rebecca Richards-Kortum, Tomasz S. Tkaczyk "Optical Systems for Point-of-care Diagnostic Instrumentation: Analysis of Imaging Performance and Cost." Annals of Biomedical Engineering, 42 (1) (January 2014) : 231-240.

 
 

Brian McCall and Tomasz S. Tkaczyk, "Rapid fabrication of miniature lens arrays by four-axis single point diamond machining," Opt. Express 21, 3557-3572 (2013)

 
 

Brian McCall, Randall J. Olsen, Nicole J. Nelles, Dawn L. Williams, Kevin Jackson, Rebecca Richards-Kortum, Edward A. Graviss, Tomasz S. Tkaczyk, Evaluation of a Miniature Microscope Objective Designed for Fluorescence Array Microscopy Detection of Mycobacterium tuberculosis, Arch Pathol Lab Med, August 2013

 
 

Mark C. Pierce, Shannon E. Weigum, Jacob M. Jaslove, Rebecca Richards-Kortum, Tomasz S. Tkaczyk, Optical Systems for Point-of-care Diagnostic Instrumentation: Analysis of Imaging Performance and Cost, Annals of Biomedical Engineering, January 2014, Volume 42, Issue 1, pp 231-240

 
 

Matthew Kyrish and Tomasz S. Tkaczyk, "Achromatized endomicroscope objective for optical biopsy", Biomedical Optics Express, Vol. 4, Issue 2, pp. 287-297 (2013)

 
 

Matthew Kyrish ; Jessica Dobbs ; Shalini Jain ; Xiao Wang ; Dihua Yu ; Rebecca Richards-Kortum ; Tomasz S. Tkaczyk, "Needle-based fluorescence endomicroscopy via structured illumination with a plastic, achromatic objective", J. Biomed. Opt. 18(9), 096003 (Sep 03, 2013). 

 
 

Meaghan Bond, Carlos Elguea, Jasper S. Yan, Michal Pawlowski, Jessica Williams, Amer Wahed, Maria Oden, Tomasz S. Tkaczyk and Rebecca Richards-Kortum, “Chromatography paper as a low-cost medium for accurate spectrophotometric assessment of blood hemoglobin concentration”, Lab Chip, 2013, 13, 2381–2388

 
 

Noah Bedard, Richard A. Schwarz, Aaron Hu, Vijayashree Bhattar, Jana Howe, Michelle D. Williams, Ann M. Gillenwater, Rebecca Richards-Kortum, and Tomasz S. Tkaczyk, "Multimodal snapshot spectral imaging for oral cancer diagnostics: a pilot study," Biomed. Opt. Express 4, 938-949 (2013)

 
 

Thuc-Uyen Nguyen, Mark C Pierce, Laura Higgins, and Tomasz S Tkaczyk, "Snapshot 3D optical coherence tomography system using image mapping spectrometry," Opt. Express 21, 13758-13772 (2013)

 
 

Amicia D Elliott, Liang Gao, Alessandro Ustione, Noah Bedard, Robert Kester, David W Piston, and Tomasz S. Tkaczyk, Time Hyperspectral Fluorescence Imaging of Pancreatic β-Cell Dynamics with the Image Mapping Spectrometer (IMS), Paper accepted for publication in Journal of Cell Science, JOCES/2012/108258

 
 

Liang Gao and Tomasz S. Tkaczyk, "Correction of vignetting and distortion errors induced by two-axis light beam steering", Optical Engineering 51(4), 043203 (April 2012)

 
 

Liang Gao, Nathan Hagen and Tomasz S . Tkaczyk, "Quantitative comparison between full-spectrum and filter-based imaging in hyperspectral fluorescence microscopy", JOURNAL OF MICROSCOPY  Volume: 246   Issue: 2   Pages: 113-123, MAY 2012

 
 

Liang Gao, R. Theodore Smith, and Tomasz S. Tkaczyk, "Snapshot hyperspectral retinal camera with the Image Mapping Spectrometer (IMS)," Biomed. Opt. Express 3, 48-54 (2012)

http://www.opticsinfobase.org/boe/abstract.cfm?URI=boe-3-1-48

 
 

Nathan Hagen and Tomasz S. Tkaczyk, Foveated endoscopic lens, J. Biomed. Opt. 17, 021104 (Mar 12, 2012); http://dx.doi.org/10.1117/1.JBO.17.2.021104

 
 

Nathan Hagen, Liang Gao, and Tomasz S. Tkaczyk, "Quantitative sectioning and noise analysis for structured illumination microscopy" OPTICS EXPRESS  Volume: 20   Issue: 1   Pages: 403-413, 2012

 
 

Nathan Hagen, Robert T. Kester, Liang Gao, Tomasz S. Tkaczyk, "The snapshot advantage: a review of the improvement in light collection for parallel high-D measurement systems" accepted to Optical Engineering, Optical Engineering 51(11), 111702 (November 2012)

 
 

Noah Bedard and Tomasz S. Tkaczyk, "Snapshot spectrally encoded fluorescence imaging through a fiber bundle", Accepted for publication in Journal of Biomedical Optics Letters, August 2012 • Vol. 17(8), p.080508-1

 
 

Noah Bedard, Nathan Hagen, Liang Gao, Tomasz S. Tkaczyk, "Image mapping spectrometry: calibration and characterization", Optical Engineering 51(11), (November 2012)

 
 

Noah Bedard, Timothy Quang, Kathleen Schmeler, Rebecca Richards-Kortum, and Tomasz S. Tkaczyk, "Real-time video mosaicing with a high-resolution microendoscope," Biomed. Opt. Express 3, 2428-2435 (2012), http://www.opticsinfobase.org/boe/abstract.cfm?URI=boe-3-10-2428

 
 

Brian McCall, Mark Pierce, Edward A. Graviss, Rebecca Richards-Kortum, Tomasz S. Tkaczyk, Toward a Low-cost Compact Array Microscopy Platform for Detection of Tuberculosis, August 2011 accepted for publishing in Tuberculosis, Elsevier.

 
 

Liang Gao, Noah Bedard, Nathan Hagen, Robert T. Kester, and Tomasz S. Tkaczyk, "Depth-resolved image mapping spectrometer (IMS) with structured illumination," Opt. Express 19, 17439-17452 (2011)

 
 

Liang Gao, R. Theodore Smith, and Tomasz S. Tkaczyk, Snapshot hyperspectral retinal camera with the Image Mapping Spectrometer (IMS), Accepted for Biomedical Optics Express, December 2011, SPIE

 
 

Matthew Kyrish, Urs Utzinger, Michael R. Descour, Brenda K. Baggett, and Tomasz S. Tkaczyk, "Ultra-slim plastic endomicroscope objective for non-linear microscopy," Opt. Express 19, 7603-7615 (2011)

 
 

N.Hagen and T.Tkaczyk, Compound prism design principles, II: triplet and Janssen prisms, APPLIED OPTICS / Vol. 50, No. 25 / 1 September 2011

 
 

N.Hagen and T.Tkaczyk, Compound prism design principles, I, APPLIED OPTICS / Vol. 50, No. 25 / 1 September 2011.

 
 

N.Hagen and T.Tkaczyk, prism design principles, III: linear-in-wavenumber and OCT prisms, APPLIED OPTICS / Vol. 50, No. 25 / 1 September 2011

 
 

Nathan Hagen and Tomasz S. Tkaczyk, Foveated endoscopic lens, Accepted for Journal of Biomedical Optics, October 2011. OSA

 
 

Robert T. Kester, Noah Bedard, Liang Gao, Tomasz S. Tkaczyk, Real-Time Snapshot Hyperspectral Imaging Endoscope, Journal of Biomedical Optics, 16(05), 056005, May 2011

 
 

R.T. Kester, T.Tkaczyk, M.R. Descour, T.Christenson, and R.Richards-Kortum "High numerical aperture microendoscope objective for a fiber confocal reflectance microscope." Opt. Express 15 (2007) : 2409-2420.

 
 Articles
 

B. McCall, G.Birch, M.Descour, T.Tkaczyk, Fabrication of plastic microlens arrays for array microscopy by diamond milling techniques, Proc. SPIE, Vol. 7590, 75900A (2010); doi:10.1117/12.840794

 
 

Brian McCall . Tomasz S. Tkaczyk, “Fabrication of plastic microlens array for array microscope by three-dimensional diamond micromilling,” Optical Engineering, vol. 49, accepted September 2010.

 
 

Gabriel C. Birch, Michael R. Descour, Brian P. McCall, TS. Tkaczyk, Improved chromatic performance of endomicroscope optics for broadband imaging, Proc. of SPIE Vol. 7558 75580P-1-7

 
 

Jeremy D. Rogers, TS. Tkaczyk, and Micheal R. Descour, Foveated endoscope objective design to combine high resolution with wide field of view, Proc. of SPIE Vol. 7558 755808-1-4

 
 

L.Gao, R.Kester, T.Tkaczyk, Optical design of a snapshot high-sampling Image Mapping Spectrometer (IMS) for hyperspectral microscopy, SPIE Proc. Vol. 7570, 75700A, (2010)

 
 

Liang Gao, Robert T. Kester, Nathan Hagen, and Tomasz S. Tkaczyk, "Snapshot Image Mapping Spectrometer (IMS) with high sampling density for hyperspectral microscopy," Opt. Express 18, 14330-14344 (2010)

 
 

MR. Kyrish, R.Kester, R.Richards-Kortum, T.Tkaczyk, Development of microactuators for improved spatial sampling in fiber bundle optical biopsy systems, Proc. SPIE, vol. 7558, 75580A (2010)

 
 

RT. Kester, L.Gao, N.Bedard, TS.Tkaczyk, Real-time hyperspectral endoscope for early cancer diagnostics, Proc. SPIE, Vol. 7555, 75550A (2010); doi:10.1117/12.842726

 
 

Robert T. Kester, Liang Gao, and Tomasz S. Tkaczyk, "Development of image mappers for hyperspectral biomedical imaging applications," Appl. Opt. 49, 1886-1899 (2010)

 
 

Sara M. Landau, Chen Liang, Robert T. Kester, Tomasz S. Tkaczyk, and Michael R. Descour, "Design and evaluation of an ultra-slim objective for in-vivo deep optical biopsy," Opt. Express 18, 4758-4775 (2010)

 
 

 

Liang Gao, Robert T. Kester, and T. Tkaczyk, "Compact Image Slicing Spectrometer (ISS) for hyperspectral fluorescence microscopy," Opt. Express 17, 12293-12308 (2009)

 
 

 

R.Kester, T.Christenson, R.Richards-Kortum, T.Tkaczyk, "Low Cost, High Performance, Self Aligning Miniature Optical Systems", Applied Optics, Vol. 48, No. 18, p. 3379, 20 June 2009

 
 

R.T. Kester, L. Gao, T.Tkaczyk, "Development of image slicing field units for hyperspectral biomedical imaging applications," Appl. Opt., (submitted 9/2009).

 
 

Sara M. Landau, Chen Liang, Robert T. Kester, T.Tkaczyk, Michael R. Descour, "Design and Evaluation of an Ultra-slim Objective for in-vivo Deep Optical Biopsy," Optics Exp. 18, 4758-4775 (2010) 

 
 J.D. Rogers, S. Landau, T. Tkaczyk, M.R. Descour, M.S. Rahman, R. Richards-Kortum, A.K¿rkk¿inen, T. Christenson, ¿Performance and imaging results for miniature integrated microendoscope¿ Journal of Biomedical Optics, 13(5), 054020-1-6 September/October (2008).
 
 T.Tkaczyk, Miniature digital microscopy a powerful alternative for high-resolution biomedical imaging, BioOptics World, In Print 2008
 
 T.Tkaczyk, R.Kester, "Toward development of cost-effective technologies for endo-microscopy", SPIE Newsletters, December 2008
 
 Books
 

T.Tkaczyk, Field Guide for Light Microscopy, SPIE Press, February 2010.

 
 

T.Tkaczyk, Field Guide for Light Microscopy, SPIE Press, December 2009

 
 Book chapters
 

T.Tkaczyk, book chapter: "Endomicroscopy" in “Biomedical Optical Imaging Techniques: Design and Applications”, Springer, 2013

 
 

T.Tkaczyk, book chapter: "Endomicroscopy" in “Biomedical Optical Imaging Techniques: Design and Applications”, Springer, In Press

 
 

T.Milster and T.Tkaczyk, book chapter: "Miniature and Micro-Optics" in Handbook of Optics, McGraw Hill 3rd ed, October 2009.

 

 
 Refereed conference papers
 

Matthew R. Kyrish; Jessica Dobbs; Rebecca Richards-Kortum; Tomasz S. Tkaczyk "Needle endomicroscope with a plastic, achromatic objective to perform optical biopsies of breast tissue." SPIE Proceedings, Vol. 8575

 
Presentations
 Invited Papers
 

T.Tkaczyk, “Fast and efficient, image mapping spectrometry advances bio-imaging”, BioOptics World”, July/August 2011, p.26-30 - (invited paper - cover article).

 
 

 

T.Tkaczyk, "Miniature digital microscopy - a powerful alternative for high-resolution biomedical imaging", BioOptics World", January/February 2009, p.24-27 (invited paper).

 
 

 

T.Tkaczyk,R.Kester, "Toward development of cost-effective technologies for endo-microscopy", SPIE Newsletters, December 2008, (invited paper)

 
 Invited Talks
 

 Ophthalmology Department, University of Southern California, Invited Seminar, March 2015 

 
 

T.Tkaczyk, “Miniature Sensing Devices for Biomedical Applications”, Tutorial during Pre-Conference Workshop, Biosensors 2014, Melbourne, Australia

 
 

T.Tkaczyk, “Low-Cost Optical Diagnostic Systems for Global Health", Gordon Research Conferences, Lasers in Medicine and Biology, NH, July 2014.

 
 

Development of Modern Optical Instrumentation for Biomedical Applications, College of Optical Sciences, University of Arizona, April 2013

 
 

Snapshot imaging spectrometry for medical imaging, Departments of Ophthalmology & Vision Sciences Laboratory Medicine & Pathobiology University of Toronto, May 2013

 
 

T.Tkaczyk, "Multi-dimensional snapshot imaging using field distribution techniques", Optical Society of America Conference on Computational Optical Sensing and Imaging (COSI), Monterey, CA, June 2012

 
 

T.TKaczyk, "Cost effective, high performance optics for POC applications", Frontiers in Optics Conference, Annual Meeting of Optical Society of America, , Rochester, NY, October, 2012,

 
 

T.Tkaczyk, "Cost estimation and cost effective technologies for building POC optical devices", BioMedOpTex conference, May 2012, College Station, TX

 
 

T.Tkaczyk, “Image mapping spectrometry – a novel hyperspectral platform for rapid snapshot imaging”, Defense and Security, SPIE International Conference, Orlando, April 2011

 
 

 

T.Tkaczyk, Miniature Microscopy for Bio-Medical Applications, Photonics West 2009, San Jose, CA

 
 

 

T.Tkaczyk, "Roadmap for Multi-Modal Miniature Microscopy on its path from bench to the bedside", SPIE organized Inter-Institute Workshop on Optical Diagnostic and Biophotonic Methods from Bench to Bedside, Bethesda, October 2009.

 
 

"Minature Microscopy: New Dimensions and Possibilities." University of Illinois Urbana Champaign, Illinois. (4/2008)

 
 Miniature Microscopy: New Dimensions and Possibilities" at University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, Bioenginnering in April 2008.
 
 

"Confocal Microendoscopy." ECI International Conference on Advances in Optics for Biotechnology, Medicine and Surgery, Naples, FL. (June 2007)

 
 

"Modern technologies to build inexpensive, high performance micro-endoscopes for cellular imaging." Optical Fibers and Sensors for Medical Diagnostics and Treatment Applications VIII, SPIE BIOS Conference, San Jose, CA. (January 2007)

 
 Other
 

L.Gao, N. Bedard, RT. Kester, N. Hagen, and Tomasz S. Tkaczyk, 4-D Image Mapping Spectrometer (IMS) with structured illumination, OSA Conference, New Techniques in Microscopy, Monterey 2011

 
 

Liang Gao, Nathan Hagen, Robert T. Kester, and Tomasz S. Tkaczyk, Full-spectrum hyperspectral fluorescence microscopy with the Image Mapping Spectrometer (IMS), Frontiers in Optics, OSA Annual Meeting, San Jose, CA, October 2011

 
 

RT.Kester, N.Bedard, TS. Tkaczyk, Image mapping spectrometry – a novel hyperspectral platform for rapid snapshot imaging, Proc. of SPIE Vol. 8048, April 2011

 
 

Liang Gao, Amicia. D. Elliott, David W. Piston, Tomasz S. Tkaczyk, Real-time hyperspectral fluorescence imaging of β-cell insulin secreting dynamics with Image Mapping Spectrometer (IMS), ASCB Annual Meeting, Denver, CO, December 2011

 
 

L.Gao, AD. Elliott, R.Kester, A.Ustione, N.Hagen, N. Bedard, DW. Piston, Tomasz S. Tkaczyk, Real-time hyperspectral imaging of multiple biosensors in living β-cells, OSA Biomedical Design and Applications, Monterey 2011

 
 

Nathan Hagen; Noah Bedard; Amaan Mazhar; Soren Konecky; Bruce J. Tromberg; TS. Tkaczyk, Spectrally-resolved imaging of dynamic turbid media, Proc. of SPIE Vol. 7892, January 2011

 
 

 

R.Kester, T.Christenson, R.Richards-Kortum, T.Tkaczyk, Advanced Fiber Confocal Reflectance Microscope (FCRM) for In Vivo Diagnostics, BMES Annual Meeting, 2009

 
 

 

L.Gao, R.Kester, T.Tkaczyk, Snapshot Image Slicing Spectrometer (ISS) for High Resolution Biological Imaging, BMES Annual Meeting, 2009

 
 

"Minature Optical Systems within Hypodermic Tubing for In Vivo Diagnostics." OSA Annual Meeting, Rochester. (2008) With R. Kester, T. Christenson, R.Richards-Kortum

 
 Posters
 

Alessandra Forcucci, Michal Pawlowski, Zachary Crannell, Ina Pavlova, Rebecca Richards-Kortum, Tomasz S. Tkaczyk, Cost-effective fluorescence microscope for point-of-care read out of bead-based assays, BIOS SPIE Conference, Photonics West 2014,

 
 

 Alessandra Forcucci, Michal Pawlowski, Zachary Crannell, Ina Pavlova, Rebecca Richards-Kortum, Tomasz S. Tkaczyk, Cost-effective fluorescence microscope for point-of-care read out of bead-based assays, Gordon Research Conferences, Lasers in Medicine and Biology, NH, 2014, Best Poster Award

 
 

Alessandra Forcucci, Michal Pawlowski, Zachary Crannell, Ina Pavlova, Rebecca Richards-Kortum, Tomasz S. Tkaczyk, Microscope for point-of-care read out of bead-based assays, Translational Biophotonics 2014, Houston, TX

 
 

1.     Adam Shadfan and Tomasz S. Tkaczyk, Multimodal Foveated Endomicroscope for the Detection of Esophageal Adenocarcinoma in Barrett’s Esophagus, Translational Biophotonics 2014, Houston, TX

 
 

Tomasz S. Tkaczyk, Rapid spectral imaging in biological applications using snapshot field distribution imaging techniques, Biosensors 2014, Melbourne, Australia

 
 Seminar Speaker
 

"Duke University, Photonics Institute, Seminar, February 2015." (February 2015)

 
 

"UTMB Galveston Seminar." (March 2014)

 
Editorial Positions
 Other, IEEE Sensors Journal. (2013 - 2014)

 Other, IEEE Journal of Quantum Electronics. (2013 - 2014)

 Other, Optical Engineering. (2013 - 2014)

 Other, Optics Letters. (2013 - 2014)

 Other, Applied Optics. (2013 - 2014)

 Other, Optics Express. (2013 - 2014)

Supervised Theses & Dissertations
 Ying Hu, Fiber design for reflectance spectroscopy with nanoshells as contrast agents. (2008) (Committee Member)

 Mohammed Rahman, Low Cost Optical Imaging Systems for Early Detection of Oral Cancer. (2008) (Committee Member)

 Kelsey Rosbach, Develop, evaluate, and optimize contrast agents to enhance the optical detection of oral cancer and its precursors. (2008) (Committee Member)

 Ang Li, M.S. Characterization of digital micro-mirrors . (2013) (Thesis or Dissertation Director)

 Brian McCall, Ph.D Optical biopsy systems using ultra-slim objectives for the diagnosis of breast cancer. (2013) (Thesis or Dissertation Director)

 Mathew Kyrish, Ph.D Optical biopsy systems using ultra-slim objectives for the diagnosis of breast cancer. (2013) (Thesis or Dissertation Director)

 Thuc-Uyen Nguyen, Ph.D Development of 3D Snapshot OCT system. (2014) (Thesis or Dissertation Director)

Awards, Prizes, & Fellowships
 Member of the Leith Medal Committee, Optical Society of America (OSA),

 Member of SPIE Awards Committee,

 Member of Kingslake Award Committee for a best paper in Opt. Engineering (Currently Chair),

 Nominating SPIE Committee,

 SPIE Fellow,

 Chair of the Biomedical Optics, Design and Applications Conference, Life Sciences Congress, OSA,

 Chair of Kingslake Award Committee, SPIE (International Society for Optical Engineering) (2013)

 Chair for 2015 of Biomedical Optics Design and Applications, Optical Society of America (2013)

 Member of Nominating Committee of SPIE, SPIE (International Society for Optical Engineering) (2013)

 Norman Edmund Inspiration Award, Norman Edmund Inspiration Award (10/2012)

 Member of SPIE Awards Committee,

 Edmund Optics Higher Education Award ,

 Paul F. Forman Engineering Excellence Award, Optical Society of America (08/24/2011)

 Medical Innovations Award, Institute of Biosciences and Bioengineering (IBB) (2008)

 Becton Dickinson Professional Achievement Award, Association for the Advancement of Medical Instrumentation

 Becton-Dickinson Professional Achievement Award, Association for the Advancement of Medical Instrumentation (AAMI) (2010)

 Member of SPIE Awards Committee, (2005-present)

 OSA Adolph Lomb Medal Committee, (2007-present)

Positions Held
 Member, Biomedical Engineering Society . (2013 - 2015)

 Member, Optical Society of America . (2013 - 2015)

 Member , International Society for Optical Engineering . (2013 - 2015)

 SPIE Nominating Committee . (2013 - 2013)