Professor, Biomedical Engineering, College of Engineering
Director, Neurophotonics Center
- PhD, Physics, University of Pennsylvania
BS, Physics, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
- Kilachand Center, Room 804
Boas is an internationally recognized expert in biomedical optics and is a pioneer in the emerging field of neurophotonics, which utilizes advances in photonics to further our understanding of the brain. He has recently joined BU from the radiology department at Massachusetts General Hospital, where his research led to breakthrough optical methods to study cerebral physiology and pathophysiology with a particular focus on brain function, oxygen delivery, and consumption. Boas has published more than 200 papers, is the founding president of the Society for functional Near Infrared Spectroscopy, and the founding editor in chief of Neurophotonics. He is leveraging BU’s wealth of expertise in photonics, biomedical engineering, and neuroscience to further accelerate neurophotonic technologies.
neurophotonics, biomedical optics, oxygen delivery and consumption, neurovascular coupling, physiological modeling