Giuliano Scarcelli is a physicist specialized in optical science and technology development. He obtained his PhD in quantum optics from UMBC under Prof. Yanhua Shih. Before joining College Park, Giuliano was at the Wellman Center for Photomedicine of Harvard Medical School for eight years, first as a postdoc in Prof. Yun's Lab, then as an instructor and assistant professor. He maintains a visiting faculty position at Harvard Medical School. Giuliano has been the recipient of several awards such as the “Exceptional by example” award for outstanding PhD studies, the Tosteson Postdoctoral Fellowship, the Human Frontier Science Program Young Investigator Award, the NIH Quantitative Career Award, and the Harvard University “Teaching excellence” award.
Dr. Zhang is currently a postdoc in Optics Biotech Lab at University of Maryland. Prior to that, he worked in the ECE department at the University of Arizona as a postdoctoral research associate from 2012 to 2014. Before he came to Arizona, He served briefly as an assistant research faculty in Tsinghua University, Beijing, China. He obtained a PhD degree in optical engineering at Tsinghua University in 2010, and the BE degree at Wuhan University in 2006. His research interests are related to the development and application of Brillouin Spectroscopy, Terahertz (THz) imaging and spectroscopy, especially in the application and instrumentation of THz-TDS (time-domain spectroscopy), THz near-field imager, as well as the simulation (by FDTD method) and design of THz photoconductive antenna. Beyond that, he is also interested in the application of optical interferometry, spectroscopic ellipsometry and optical frequency comb.
Eitan is a PhD student in the Bioengineering department at UMD. He received his M.Sc in Physics from the Hebrew University in Jerusalem under Prof. Amir Sa'ar, he served as a TA in the Physics department and was included in the Dean's list for 2013. His research was focused on the development of an optical biosensor for bacteria detection, and involved fabrication procedures and optical measurements. Eitan graduated from the Hebrew University in Jerusalem upon completion of his Bachelors in both Physics and Biology. Currently he is interested in developing novel optical imaging techniques for super resolution microscopy.
Antonio is a Ph.D. student in the Bioengineering Department at UMD. His research mostly focuses on Brillouin microscopy of non-transparent media for mechanical characterization of biological tissues; the project aims to develop a novel non-contact non-invasive imaging technique for cancer and atherosclerosis early diagnosis.
Мiloš is a Biophysics Ph.D. student at UMD. He has a B.A. in physics from Princeton University. His research focuses on optimizing Brillouin spectroscopy for biophysical measurements. Previously, he did research in many areas, ranging from nanophotonics to optogenetics and behavioral quantification.
Christina is a PhD student in the Bioengineering department. She is currently working on improving Brillouin scanning techniques. Her future research interests are studying the mechanical properties and behaviors of cancer cells. She graduated from Drexel University in June, 2016 with a B.S. in Biomedical Engineering and concentration in Biomechanics. She is the first year representative for the Bioengineering Grad Student Society and a mentor for the Program to Enhance Participation in Research (PEPR).
Josh is a PhD student in the Bioengineering department at the University of Maryland. He graduated from Lehigh University in 2016 with a BS in Bioengineering (Biomechanics and Biomaterials concentration) as well as a minor in Health, Medicine, and Society. Previous research included altering cellular membrane properties in order to combat pathogenic penetration. His current research focuses on the material characterization of ocular systems in the diagnosis and treatment of disease. Outside of lab, Josh serves as a mentor in the Program to Enhance Participation in Research (PEPR).
Angelina is a senior majoring in Bioengineering. She is currently working on measuring the mechanical properties of the nucleus in various biological systems. Outside of lab, Angelina is apart of the University club fencing team and enjoys hiking.
Jovy is an undergraduate student in the Bioengineering department at UMD. She served in the U.S. Navy as a radar technician and operator for six years before leaving to pursue her degree. Currently, Jovy is working to organize STEM outreach programs for the local community.
Caroline is an undergraduate student majoring in Bioengineering at the University of Maryland. She started working in the Optics Lab Spring 2015 and is interested in presbyopia and the mechanical properties of lenses.
Tom is an undergraduate majoring in Bioengineering at the University of Maryland. He began working in the Optics Biotech Lab in March 2015, and received an ASPIRE engineering scholarship in April. Tom is currently interested in the measurement of cellular forces.
ALUMNAE ET ALUMNI
Kripa Patel 2014, -- Ph.D student at Columbia University
Kim Berghaus 2015, -- Ph.D student at Johns Hopkins University
Johnny Suzuki PhD 2016, -- Postdoctoral Fellow at Duke University