Prof. Sanathana Konugolu Venkata Sekar
at Irish Photonic Integration Ctr (IPIC)
SPIE Involvement:
Conference Program Committee | Author
Area of Expertise:
Biophotonics , MedTech Devices , Spectroscopy , Biomedical Optics , Time of Flight , Upconverting nanoparticles
Profile Summary

Dr. Sanathana Konugolu Venkata Sekar (Team Leader, FAST-BioPhotonics@Tyndall, Senior staff researcher and Biomedical team coordinator), a leading scientist/entrepreneur with 9+ years of experience in biophotonics. As Biomedical theme coordinator, he coordinates scientific research across a multi-disciplinary team composed of 9 PIs and 25+ PhDs, postdocs at IPIC. He co-/supervises 5 PhD students, 4 postdocs and a research engineer, mentors many more students, entrepreneurs. He is also a co-founder of BioPixS Ltd-Biophotonics Standards, a spinoff of his research work.

He received his PhD (cum Laude) in Biomedical optics from Politecnico di Milano (Polimi), Milan, Italy and a recipient of Marie Curie MSCA-ITN fellowship (acronym: OILTEBIA-Optical Imaging Laser TEchniques for Biomedical Applications). He got his Master's degree in Physics (Gold Medalist) with Photonics specialization from Sri Sathya Sai Institute of Higher Learning, India.

His former post-doctoral research was in Biomedical optics, in particular, time-domain diffuse optical spectroscopy (TDDOS) applied to phantom and in vivo clinical studies, Time domain diffuse correlation spectroscopy (TDDCS), Time Resolved Raman spectroscopy of diffusive media, and clinical translational research. One of his critical innovation was his invention of Frequency Offset Raman Spectroscopy (FORS), a novel technique to perform deep tissue Raman spectroscopy. A team player, actively collaborated with various institutions (universities, scientific institutions, hospitals, industries) in Biophotonics.

His current area of research and interests are UpConverting NanoParticle (UCNPs) for deep tissue imaging and optogenetics applications, GAs in Scattering Media Absorption Spectroscopy (GASMAS) for infant lung vitals monitoring, TDDOS, Raman spectroscopy, instrument development in Biophotonics, Imaging and Non-imaging probe development, entrepreneurial activities in Biophotonics, MedTech technologies.

Publications (48)

Proceedings Article | 13 March 2024 Poster
Kiang Wei Kho, Gavin Byrne, Sanathana Konugolu, Jean de Souza Matias, Walter Messina, Michelle Roche, David Finn, Brian McQuire, Simon Riou, Stefan Andersoon-Engels
Proceedings Volume PC12850, PC128500J (2024)
KEYWORDS: Biosensing, Near infrared, Nanosensors, Hydrogels, Upconversion, Power consumption, Nanoparticles, Light sources and illumination

Proceedings Article | 13 March 2024 Presentation + Paper
Proceedings Volume 12819, 128190G (2024)
KEYWORDS: Power consumption, Signal attenuation, Modulation, Reflection, Receivers, Modulators, Quantum receivers, Optical communications, Transceivers, Cameras

Proceedings Article | 17 October 2023 Paper
Proceedings Volume 12628, 126282L (2023)
KEYWORDS: Spectroscopy, Optical spectroscopy, Tissues, Optical properties, Matrices, Interferometry, Background noise

Proceedings Article | 11 August 2023 Paper
Proceedings Volume 12627, 126270B (2023)
KEYWORDS: Raman spectroscopy, Cancer, Tissues, Diagnostics, Biopsy, Surface enhanced Raman spectroscopy, In vivo imaging, Statistical analysis, Spectroscopy, Proteins

Proceedings Article | 17 March 2023 Presentation + Paper
Proceedings Volume 12388, 123880D (2023)
KEYWORDS: Signal intensity, Multimode fibers, Spatial light modulators, Beam shaping, Biomedical applications

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Conference Committee Involvement (2)
Design and Quality for Biomedical Technologies XVIII
25 January 2025 | San Francisco, California, United States
Design and Quality for Biomedical Technologies XVII
27 January 2024 | San Francisco, California, United States
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