Prof. Martin J. Leahy
Chair of Applied Physics at National Univ of Ireland Galway
SPIE Involvement:
Fellows Committee | Fellow status | Conference Chair | Conference Program Committee | Journal Editorial Board Member | Author | Editor | Student Chapter Advisor
Area of Expertise:
Entrepreneurship , Microcirculation Imaging , Tissue Optics , Optical Clearing , Deep Tissue Imaging , Skin Optics
Profile Summary

Martin Leahy is a professor of applied physics and serial entrepreneur having been technical and/or managerial lead of several successful spin-out companies in biophotonics and energy. His main research interest is in the advancement of existing technologies such as laser Doppler and laser speckle as well as the development of new modalities such as TiVi and cmOCT for 2D, 3D and 4D imaging of the microcirculation. He has secured more than €7M in external R&D funding since 2007. Martin Leahy is scientific director of the National Biophotonics and Imaging Platform Ireland. He completed a DPhil in BioPhotonics at the University of Oxford and he and a colleague established Oxford Optronix Ltd., where he was Director of R&D. From 1995 he had various research and teaching posts at the University of Oxford. He then joined the Physics Department at the University of Limerick where his group specialized in tissue optics and microcirculation imaging and he lectures in physics. His research has been further commercialized by WheelsBridge AB and BHS Ltd. He is associateprofessor at the Royal College of Surgeons and Fellow of the Royal Academy of Medicine in Ireland. For 2010 he is invited speaker at several international conferences in Europe, USA and Asia; programme committee member, session chair and panel moderator for SPIE Photonics West in San Francisco and host of the BioPIC European BioImaging conference in Dublin. He is co-chair of Dynamics and Fluctuations in Biomedical Photonics at Photonics West. In both 2010 and 2011 he delivered a dozen international invited lectures and published more than a dozen ISI journal articles and 609 patents cite his work. He was appointed Chair of Applied Physics at NUI Galway in April 2011.
Publications (80)

Proceedings Article | 13 March 2019
Proc. SPIE. 10888, Biophysics, Biology and Biophotonics IV: the Crossroads
KEYWORDS: Medical diagnostics, Functional imaging

Proceedings Article | 4 March 2019
Proc. SPIE. 10890, Label-free Biomedical Imaging and Sensing (LBIS) 2019
KEYWORDS: Confocal microscopy, Medical imaging modalities, Biosensing, Super resolution, Medicine, Visualization, Nanoparticles, Optical coherence tomography, Structural sensing, In vitro testing

Proceedings Article | 4 March 2019
Proc. SPIE. 10891, Nanoscale Imaging, Sensing, and Actuation for Biomedical Applications XVI
KEYWORDS: Diffraction, Real time imaging, Imaging systems, Spatial frequencies, Image resolution, Computer programming, Fluorescent markers, Super resolution microscopy, In vivo imaging, Spatial resolution

Proceedings Article | 28 February 2019
Proc. SPIE. 10858, Ophthalmic Technologies XXIX
KEYWORDS: Fourier spectroscopy, Eye, Ophthalmology, Biophotonic applications, Spatial frequencies, Optical coherence tomography, Image segmentation, Retina, Diagnostics, Image resolution, Fractal analysis, In vivo imaging

SPIE Journal Paper | 10 July 2018
JBO Vol. 23 Issue 07
KEYWORDS: Blood circulation, Continuous wavelet transforms, Optical coherence tomography, Skin, Wavelets, Tissues, Oscillators, Capillaries, Visualization, Ischemia

SPIE Conference Volume | 21 May 2018

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Conference Committee Involvement (13)
Dynamics and Fluctuations in Biomedical Photonics XVII
1 February 2020 | San Francisco, California, United States
Dynamics and Fluctuations in Biomedical Photonics XVI
2 February 2019 | San Francisco, California, United States
Dynamics and Fluctuations in Biomedical Photonics XV
28 January 2018 | San Francisco, California, United States
Dynamics and Fluctuations in Biomedical Photonics XIV
29 January 2017 | San Francisco, California, United States
Dynamics and Fluctuations in Biomedical Photonics XIII
14 February 2016 | San Francisco, California, United States
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