BOTLab senior design group get 3rd place in ENG at BU

The BOTLab’s 2016 senior design team: Jordan Sweer, Sanjana Pannem, and Alexandra Tracey tied for 3rd place for the Societal Impact Award for their project: “A Wearable Frequency Domain Optical Probe for Real-time Monitoring of Chemotherapy Treatment”.  The award was chosen among all engineering senior design groups at BU.

Two New Papers from the BOTLab

Yanyu Zhao recently published his work on Quantum Yield Imaging in the Journal of Biomedical Optics:

Current and former undergrad researchers in the BOTLab recently published their methods for 3D printing optical phantoms in Biomedical Optics Express.




BOTLab presents at SPIE Photonics West

The BOTLab has three oral presentations this year at SPIE Photonics West in San Francisco:

1. Yanyu Zhao, BME Ph.D. student: Spatial Mapping of Fluorophore Quantum Yield in Scattering Media

2. Fei Teng, ECE Ph.D. student: A wearable continuous-wave optical device for continuous monitoring during neoadjuvant chemotherapy infusions

3. Sanjana Pannem and Jordan Sweer: Customized three-dimensional printed optical phantoms with user-defined absorption and scattering

Undergraduate Researcher Jordan Sweer featured for his work in 3D printed phantoms

Jordan Sweer, an undergraduate researcher in the BOTLab, was recently featured in a video where he describes his work in 3D printed optical phantoms. Jordan is a recent recipient of the Joseph Healey Distinguished Fellowship for his work in our group, one of only three recipients this year at BU.

New video featuring the BOTLab as part of the Center for Future Technologies in Cancer Care (CFTCC)

BOTLab raises money for ACS Relay for Life

The BOTlab’s 9 member team participated in the 2015 BU ACS Relay for Life, raising more than $1500!

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Congratulations to Sanjana Pannem for her UROP

Sanjana received a summer UROP to fund her work on 3-D printing optical phantoms.

Congratulations for Meghan Thommes for Teaching-as-Research Fellowship

BME Ph.D. student Meghan Thommes (PI Daniel Segre, Biology/BME), was awarded a Teaching-as-Research fellowship to help transform the junior level BME course BE491, Biomedical Measurements I, to improve the course labs and solidify teaching objectives.  She will work with Professor Roblyer this summer to implement these changes.




Congratulations to Jordan Sweer on Summer Research Fellowship

BME Junior Jordan Sweet was awarded the prestigious Joseph Healey Distinguished Fellowship for the summer of 2015 in the BOTLab.  This will support Jordan this summer as he investigates new 3-D printing techniques for fabricating optical phantoms, and comes with a $10,000 fellowship award for stipend and research funds.

BOTLab research featured in BU’s Daily Free Press

Check out a new article about our work and new DOD grant here