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University of Hawaii

Electrical Engineering

Opto-­Analytical Sensing, Imaging and Stimulation (OASIS)

Date: 2015-11-20           Add to Google Calendar
Time: 10:30 am - 11:20 am
Location: Holmes Hall 389
Speaker: Wei-Chuan Shih, Assoc. Professor, Depts. of Electrical & Computer Engineering, Biomedical Engineering, Materials Science & Engineering, and Chemistry, University of Houston

Light matter interaction can provide rich constitutional information in tissue, cells, and molecules. Our laboratory has developed a broad range of opto-analytical sensing, imaging and stimulation (OASIS) technologies with core innovations in material, device, and instrumentation. In this talk, I will first report some of the light-based plasmonic sensors and their potential applications for in vitro diagnostics. I will next discuss label-free spectroscopic imaging using elastic and inelastic scattering contrast mechanisms for biological and biomedical applications. Lastly I will present a novel multi-modal neural probe which is designed for deep-brain light stimulation and in situ electrophysiology.