The Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering Technology (DEET), Faculty of Engineering and the Built Environment (FEBE) invites the research community and other interested persons to a webinar and Q & A session titled: Connecting Engineering, Science & Medicine in the 4IR: Research Seminar and Q & A with Stanford Scientist & MIT Inventor

PRESENTER: Dr David Veysset (Stanford University, USA)
DATE: Thursday 26 May 2022
TIME:  14:00-15:00 (South African Time)
ENQUIRIES & HOST:  Dr Peter Olukanmi, Department of Electrical and Electronics Technology
(DEET), University of Johannesburg.

TARGET AUDIENCE Researchers, postgraduates and advanced undergraduates in
Engineering, 4IR, Data Science, Sciences (Physics, Biology, etc.) and Medical fields.


Optical coherence tomography (OCT) is a gold standard in retinal imaging. While OCT has mostly been used for structural imaging of the retina, the phase information has recently been exploited for function imaging, revealing fundamental mechanisms underlying light perception. This talk will discuss: (1) innovations and applications of phase-sensitive measurements in phototherapy, especially for the relatively narrow therapeutic window of non-damaging thermal therapy, (2) computational advantages of solving the thermo-mechanical problem of tissue thermal expansion in the Hankel-Laplace domain (3) clinical applications of the present method, which allows precise determination of the optical and thermal properties of layered materials (4) potential contribution/ collaboration opportunities for engineering fields, sciences, and data science.


Dr David Veysset is a full-time research scientist at Stanford University, in the Hansen Experimental Physics Laboratory. Previously, he had held positions as research scientist at MIT and postdoctoral
scholar at Stanford and MIT. He obtained his PhD from MIT in 2016 (Physical Chemistry), and Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees from the Institut d’Optique ParisTech in France (Optics & Optical Engineering). His interests span optical engineering, medical imaging, biomechanics, dynamic behaviour of materials, photoacoustic, and microscopy. At MIT, he pioneered a novel ballistic testing method for microparticle impacts. He owns patents on dissimilar material joining and laser-assisted drug delivery techniques.

May 26, 2022

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