Dr. Mariana Torres Carvalho
Facility Manager
SPIE Involvement:
Area of Expertise:
Biophotonics , Optical coherence tomography (OCT) , Linear and nonlinear optical espectroscopy , Microscopy , Photodynamic therapy (PDT) , Photonics and optical communications
Profile Summary

Mariana Carvalho is a Research Engineer at INL. Her research is focused on the development of new tools for in vivo diagnosis, specific in applications on cardiovascular diseases. Her main research area is in Bio-nano-photonics, primarily in optical coherence tomography (OCT) and optical microscopy (SPIM, fluorescent, confocal and non-linear microscopy).

Mariana holds a Physics Bachelor’s degree (2001), MSc (2002) and DSc (2006) from UFPE-Brazil, where she worked in the Biophotonics group at the physics department. She was a visiting student at MIT-USA (2004-2005), in Prof. James Fujimoto’s group, working with spectral OCT. She worked, for 3 years in the industry, developing optical systems for devices for ophthalmic purposes and for aerospace cameras. She was a postdoc researcher at IFSC/USP (2010-2013), working on multiphoton microscopy and photodynamic therapy. She was a visiting researcher at Durham University (2014-2015) working on adaptive optics systems applied for SPIM. Before coming to INL, she was a postdoc researcher at UFPE, working on nonlinear optics applied to the research and characterization of random lasers, developing nanomaterials for larvae control and OCT applied to skin diseases and to dentistry.
Publications (10)

Proceedings Article | 4 March 2019 Presentation
Proceedings Volume 10907, 1090704 (2019) https://doi.org/10.1117/12.2513927
KEYWORDS: Nanoparticles, Silver, Applied sciences, Ultraviolet radiation, Biomedical optics

Proceedings Article | 15 March 2018 Presentation
John Girkin, Charlotte Buckley, Mariana Carvalho, Laura Young, Sebastien Rider, John Mullins
Proceedings Volume 10502, 1050208 (2018) https://doi.org/10.1117/12.2288682
KEYWORDS: Adaptive optics, Microscopy, Optical microscopy, Beam shaping, In vivo imaging, Microscopes, Light scattering, Bessel beams, Proteins, Kidney

Proceedings Article | 23 February 2018 Presentation + Paper
Proceedings Volume 10507, 105070O (2018) https://doi.org/10.1117/12.2291573
KEYWORDS: Nanoparticles, Silver, Optical coherence tomography, Scanning electron microscopy, Transmission electron microscopy, Absorption, Spectroscopy

Proceedings Article | 7 March 2016 Paper
Mariana Carvalho, Amrit Lotay, Fiona Kenny, John Girkin, Anderson S. Gomes
Proceedings Volume 9701, 97010Q (2016) https://doi.org/10.1117/12.2209623
KEYWORDS: Imaging systems, Polarization imaging, Random lasers, Biomedical optics, Polarization, Light sources, Spatial coherence, Light emitting diodes, Tissue optics, Coherence imaging

Proceedings Article | 1 March 2016 Paper
Thaila Corrêa, Mariana Geralde, Mariana Carvalho, Vanderlei Bagnato, Cristina Kurachi, Clovis de Souza
Proceedings Volume 9694, 969415 (2016) https://doi.org/10.1117/12.2213130
KEYWORDS: In vitro testing, Organisms, Pathogens, Microorganisms, Confocal microscopy, Light emitting diodes, Toxicity, Photodynamic therapy, Plasma, Surface plasmons

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