Amaan Mazhar Receives Alumni of the Year Award

October 31, 2014

Rice University’s Department of Bioengineering announced that Amaan Mazhar, Ph.D. was one of three recipients of its Alumni of the Year Award. This prestigious award is given to Rice University’s Bioengineering alumni who have made significant and meaningful contributions to the field. Rice University is a highly regarded private research university located in Houston, Texas. Commenting on the award, David Cuccia, Ph.D., CEO of Modulated Imaging, stated, “Without Dr. Mazhar’s years of cutting edge research and perseverance, our SFDI system would not have achieved its success, or been adopted by so many research laboratories across the United States.”

Dr. Mazhar is the Director of Research and Development at Modulated Imaging. He is the co-author of twenty peer-reviewed journal articles, and co-inventor of two patents related to Spatial Frequency Domain Imaging (SFDI). SFDI is a next-generation tissue imaging technology that uses visible and near-infrared light to measure blood, oxygen, melanin, and other chromophores, while also visualizing many sub-dermal structures. Unlike many other imaging systems that use potentially harmful radiation or strong magnetic fields, SFDI uses only safe light waves.

Modulated Imaging was founded to commercialize this breakthrough SFDI technology, and was spun out of the Photonic Incubator within the Beckman Laser Institute at UC Irvine. Since its inception, Modulated Imaging has been backed by a passionate team who believes in the potential of SFDI as a revolutionary tissue imaging technology for research in many fields, medical diagnostics, and therapy monitoring.