A Few More Words About Our Research & Laboratory

Light, or electromagnetic radiation in general, is indispensable for life as either the ultimate source of energy for synthesis or the agent of excitation for variation. Our major research interests lie in the understanding of biological systems by investigating their interaction with light. Our long-term goal is two-fold: (1) to study the pathways and parameters of energy transfer that are fundamental to the understanding of biological systems; (2) to develop instrumentation for biomedical research.


Optical research is conducted at BLL with an approach of ubiquitous computing.


Over the past years, we have developed in BLL a laser-optics experimental research facility and a parallel computing facility.  The computing lab is equipped with a dedicated Beowulf-class 16-node cluster of dual-CPU workstations for large-scale simulations of cell and tissue optics. Experimental measurements are carried out in the laser lab with computer controlled instruments for data acquisition and analysis. These facilities have enabled us to study biomedical problems by combining experimental studies and numerical modeling. Within this unique and world-class environment, students in the biomedical physics Ph.D. program receive rigorous training and conduct independent research.    


Enjoy your virtual lab tour. More importantly, we hope that our research efforts described here will bring you into this interdisciplinary field for the best of our future.

 

 

Xin-Hua Hu, Ph.D.   hux@ecu.edu

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