Al-Hafeez Z Dhalla

Biomedical Engineering

Assistant Research Professor in the Department of Biomedical Engineering

Al-Hafeez Z Dhalla Profile Photo
Al-Hafeez Z Dhalla Profile Photo

Research Interests

Biomedical optics, especially optical coherence tomography, scanning laser ophthalmoscopy and LiDAR, applied to the diagnostic imaging, image guided surgery and robotic microsurgery.

Bio

My research focuses on the application of optical technologies for non-invasive, high-resolution imaging of biological tissues.  In particular, our laboratory develops optical coherence tomography (OCT), scanning laser ophthalmoscopy (SLO), light detection and ranging (LiDAR) and other optical imaging technologies for applications in the diagnosis and treatment of disease, particularly diseases of the eye. My work focuses not only on the engineering and technical development of novel imaging technologies, but also the preparation of these technologies for commercialization through clinical validation and regulatory approval.

Education

  • Ph.D. Duke University, 2012

Positions

  • Assistant Research Professor in the Department of Biomedical Engineering
  • Faculty Network Member of the Duke Institute for Brain Sciences

Courses Taught

  • ME 494: Engineering Undergraduate Fellows Projects
  • ME 493: Engineering Undergraduate Fellows Projects
  • BME 590: Special Topics in Biomedical Engineering
  • BME 494: Projects in Biomedical Engineering (GE)
  • BME 493: Projects in Biomedical Engineering (GE)
  • BME 436L: Biophotonic Instrumentation (DR)
  • BME 394: Projects in Biomedical Engineering (GE)