Chieu Tran, Ph.D, professor of chemistry at
Dr. Tran and his research team have developed the first near-infrared imaging instrument that can record several thousand images of a sample within one-millionth of a second, each image at a specific wavelength. They use this instrument for noninvasive studies and measurements that are not otherwise possible. These include noninvasive authentication of documents and currency and studying chemical analysis and chemical reactions.
The fellowship provides Tran with the opportunity to expand his chemical imaging research to develop a new biomedical imaging instrument. The instrument combines ultrasound with near-infrared light to increase penetration and sensitivity, using extremely small gold particles for breast cancer detection and treatment.
“As a chemist, I am relatively new to the biomedical imaging field,” said Tran. “I am not only very honored, but also very glad to receive the Klingler Fellowship Award in Sciences. It will provide the much-needed seed money to boost our efforts during this critical transition period. This should make it possible for us to solidify our position in the biomedical imaging field, helping us attract external funding for the project.”
Tran earned his Ph.D. from
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