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818 W. Hancock, Bioengineering Building, Room #2128, Detroit, MI 48201
In 2012, Mohammad received a Ph.D. with Outstanding Achievement in Medical Optical Imaging and Computing from the University of Kent in the United Kingdom. His bachelor's and master's degrees with honors are in electronics engineering. In 2014, he completed a three-year postdoctoral fellowship at Washington University in St. Louis, in the OILab. He is currently assistant professor in the Biomedical Engineering department of Wayne State University and Scientific member of Karmanos Cancer Institute. He is also serving as the chair of bio-instrumentation track.
Dr. Avanaki has published numerous peer-reviewed articles in journals such as PNAS, IEEE Photonics Technology Letters, Biomedical Optics, Optics Letters, and Applied Optics. He has served as a peer-reviewer for PNAS, PLOS ONE, MICCAI, Optics Letters, Optics Express, and Journal of Biomedical Optics. In addition to delivering several invited talks, he has presented at conferences across the globe, including MICCAI, MIUA, MVIP, and Photonics West, and has received several best paper awards. He has also been serving as a member of the technical program committee for the IEEE ICIP, ICACCI and MICCAI conferences.
Dr. Avanaki serves as the associate editor for Applied Optics Journal as well as Journal of Biological Instrumentation.
Dr. Avanaki's lab focuses on developing imaging modalities including photoacoustic imaging, optical coherence tomography, and diffused optical tomography to study brain, eye and skin abnormalities.
Graduate research assistant positions are available. Applicants who have a strong background in electronics, signal processing or optical/ultrasound imaging are encouraged to email your curriculum vitae to Dr. Avanaki at firstname.lastname@example.org.