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UH Moment: Smartphone Microscope
Elena Watts
Wei-Chuan Shih

A smartphone microscope developed by a UH Cullen College of Engineering professor and his students is the focus of a recent UH Moment, a Houston Public Media feature heard on KUHF and seen on KUHT. But that’s not the only attention Wei-Chuan Shih, assistant professor of electrical and computer engineering, is garnering. News about his team’s recent discovery, a tiny lens that turns average smartphones into microscopes, has published on websites ranging from mainstream CNBC’s to UK technology magazine’s, The Engineer. The technology, which costs just pennies to produce, can benefit scientists and engineers as well as schoolchildren. The original paper published in the Journal of Biomedical Optics in April.

View the UH Moment here.

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