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Charles DiMarzio

Associate Professor,  Electrical and Computer Engineering
Affiliated Faculty,  Mechanical and Industrial Engineering
Affiliated Faculty,  Bioengineering

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  • 302 Stearns
  • 617.373.2034

Research Focus

Optics, microscopy, coherent detection, interaction of light and sound waves, hyperspectral imaging, diffusive optical tomography and ultrasound, landmine detection, magneto-optic sensors, and multi-model imaging. Activities include computer modeling, designing, building, and testing of hardware, and processing the resulting data

About

Prof. DiMarzio holds a BS in Engineering Physics (University of Maine), MS in Physics (WPI), and Ph.D. in Electrical and Computer Engineering (Northeastern University). Prior to coming to Northeastern, he was an engineer at Raytheon Company, working in coherent CO2 laser radar for remote sensing of the atmosphere and for other applications. At Northeastern, he continued laser radar activities, developed magnetic-field sensors based on the magneto-optical Kerr effect, and developed new optical techniques for landmine detection. More recently, his research has moved toward applications in medicine and biology. He invented optical quadrature microscopy for imaging phase objects, which has been used in research on embryo development. He also led the development of the Keck 3-D fusion microscope which combines optical quadrature with confocal and multi-photon microscopy for many applications in medicine and biology. He also pioneered novel techniques for medical imaging with ultrasound-modulated light.

He teaches graduate courses in optics, and a variety of undergraduate courses including engineering design, electronics and subsurface sensing & imaging. Prof. DiMarzio’s Optical Science Laboratory enjoys collaborations with CenSSIS, the Center for Subsurface Sensing and Imaging Systems, with Prof. Carol Warner’s biology laboratory at Northeastern, and with the dermatology department at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center.

Education

  • PhD, Northeastern University, 1996

Research Overview

Optics, microscopy, coherent detection, interaction of light and sound waves, hyperspectral imaging, diffusive optical tomography and ultrasound, landmine detection, magneto-optic sensors, and multi-model imaging. Activities include computer modeling, designing, building, and testing of hardware, and processing the resulting data

Department Research Areas

Selected Publications

  • A.E. Draghici, D. Potart, J.L. Hollmann, V. Pera, Q. Fang, C.A. DiMarzio J.A. Taylor, M.J. Niedre, S.J. Shefelbine, Near Infrared Spectroscopy for Measuring Changes in Bone Hemoglobin Content after Exercise in Individuals with Spinal Cord Injury, Journal of Orthopaedic Research, 2017
  • Z.R. Hoffman, C.A. DiMarzio, Single-Image Structured Illumination Using Hilbert Transform Demodulation, Journal of Biomedical Optics, 22(5), 2017, 056011–056011
  • Z. R. Hoffman and C. A. DiMarzio, Super-Resolution Structured Illumination in Optically Thick Specimens Without Fluorescent Tagging, Journal of Biomedical Optics, 22(11), 2017, 1–11
  • A. Vakili, J.L. Hollmann, R.G. Holt, C.A. DiMarzio, Enhanced Tagging of Light Utilizing Acoustic Radiation Force with Speckle Pattern Analysis, Journal of Biomedical optics, 22(10), 2017, 106004
  • J.L. Hollmann, R. Horstmeyer, C. Yang, C.A DiMarzio, Diffusion Model for Ultrasound-Modulated Light, Journal of Biomedical Optics, 19(3), 2014, 035005

Faculty

Aug 07, 2018

Professor DiMarzio's group Work on Development of All-weather Lidar

ECE Associate Professor Charles DiMarzio’s group is collaborating with colleagues at Draper Laboratories on the development of an all-weather Lidar.

Apr 28, 2016

DiMarzio Awarded Patent

ECE Associate Professor Charles DiMarzio awarded a patent for “Deep tissue focal fluorescence imaging with digitally time-reversed ultrasound-encoded light”.

Jan 25, 2016

I.Q. Project Highlight: Medical Imaging

Despite the rapid progress in biomedical optics in the past decade, a need for ever-greater speed, resolution, and depth of imaging persists. For example, tissue sectioning with confocal reflectance microscopy to evaluate cellular and sub-cellular features in vivo is a popular method but has limitations. This technique can produce 2D images with 500 x 500 […]

May 26, 2015

DiMarzio Awarded $300K NSF Grant

ECE Associate Professor Charles DiMarzio was awarded a $300K NSF grant for "Coded-illumination Fourier Ptychography for High-content Multimodal Imaging".

Aug 27, 2014

Infrared Imaging System

ECE Associate Professor Charles DiMarzio was awarded a patent for his “Tunable laser-based infrared imaging system and method of use thereof ”. 

May 09, 2014

DiMarzio Professor of the Year

ECE Associate Professor Charles DiMarzio was selected Professor of the Year by Eta Kappa Nu for his outstanding contributions to the ECE department.

Mar 20, 2014

Congratulations to recipients of the FY15 TIER 1 Interdisciplinary Research Seed Grants

19 COE faculty were recipients of FY15 TIER 1 Interdisciplinary Research Seed Grants for 11 different projects representing over $500K dollars of investment in research.

May 28, 2013

2nd Patent for DiMarzio

Electrical and Computer Engineering Associate Professor Charles DiMarzio was awarded a patent for his method of “Acoustic Assisted Phase Conjugate Optical Tomography”. This is DiMarzio’s second patent this year. The patent he recieved earlier this year in April was for “Phase subtraction cell counting method”. Dr. DiMarzio the author of Optics for Engineers and currently leads OSL, the Optical Science Laboratory, […]

Apr 23, 2013

Increasing IVF Success

Electrical and Computer Engineering Associate Professor Charles DiMarzio was awarded a patent for his “Phase subtraction cell counting method” to accurately count the cells in an embryo to increase the probability of a healthy transfer during fertility treatments. Dr. DiMarzio the author of Optics for Engineers and currently leads OSL, the Optical Science Laboratory, which is affiliated […]

Faculty

Apr 04, 2013

FY14 TIER 1 Award Recipients

22 COE faculty and affiliates were recipients of FY14 TIER 1 Interdisciplinary Research Seed Grants for 14 different research projects.

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