Grad student honoured for biomedical optics work

Saturday, June 13, 2020

A master's student at Waterloo Engineering won a best paper award at a recent international conference on biomedical optics.

Saad Abbasi works in the PhotoMedicine Labs at Waterloo and is supervised by Parsin Haji Reza, a professor of systems design engineering.

His work on a method to visualize microscopic tissue structure without contact or staining prior to examination was recognized as the best student paper at the 2020 Optical Society of America Biophotonics Congress.

Based on technology called Photoacoustic Remote Sensing (PARS), the research represents an important step towards a tool to assess living tissue during operations.