Bahram Javidi, Ph.D.

AIMBE College of Fellows Class of 2007
For contributions to 3D optical imaging and microscopy for visualization and characterization of biological microorganisms.

Portable Microscope Makes Field Diagnosis Possible

Via University of Connecticut | October 30, 2017

A portable holographic field microscope developed by UConn optical engineers could provide medical professionals with a fast and reliable new tool for the identification of diseased cells and other biological specimens.

The device, featured in a recent paper published by Applied Optics, uses the latest in digital camera sensor technology, advanced optical engineering, computational algorithms, and statistical analysis to provide rapid automated identification of diseased cells.

“Our optical instrument cuts down the time it takes to process this information from days to minutes,” says Bahram Javidi, Board of Trustees Distinguished Professor in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering and the microscope’s senior developer. “And people running the tests don’t have to be experts, because the algorithms will determine if a result is positive or negative… Continue reading.