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International Organization Sees the Light, Awards Cullen College Ph.D. Student

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Laurie Fickman
Chen Wu is enlightened
Chen Wu is enlightened

Chen Wu, Cullen College Ph.D. student in biomedical engineering, is the winner of a $2,500 Optics and Photonics Education Scholarship from SPIE, the international society advancing light‐based science, engineering and technology. SPIE (formed as the Society of Photographic Instrumentation Engineers) honors those, like Wu, for potential contributions to the field of optics, photonics or related fields.

Wu’s research focuses on the development of new optical techniques for various biomedical applications. His goal is to balance resolution and penetration depth in current imaging techniques.

“Optical coherence tomography (OCT) developed in our lab can achieve high resolution and satisfactory imaging depth at the same time,” said Wu. “I have made several technical improvements to make OCT more suitable for mouse embryonic research, and also investigated the possibilities of applying it to elastographic study for crystalline lens.”

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