Microscopy developer Tomasz Tkaczyk wins Norman Edmund Inspiration Award

Oct. 10, 2012
Optical components maker Edmund Optics has named the recipient of its 2012 Norman Edmund Inspiration Award: Tomasz Tkaczyk, Assistant Professor in Bioengineering at Rice University, who is being recognized for developing biomedical imaging technologies used for early detection and treatment of infectious diseases and cancer.

Optical components maker Edmund Optics (Barrington, NJ) has named the recipient of its 2012 Norman Edmund Inspiration Award: Tomasz Tkaczyk, Assistant Professor in Bioengineering at Rice University (Houston, TX), who is being recognized for developing biomedical imaging technologies used for early detection and treatment of infectious diseases and cancer. With the recognition, Tkaczyk has won $5,000 worth of the company's products.

Tkaczyk's research has led to the development of new imaging technologies that are compact, portable, low-cost, and adaptable to mass production. Tkaczyk and his team have made significant advancements to miniature microscope objectives and endomicroscopy systems, which are being used to gain a better understanding of global health threats such as tuberculosis and malaria.

Tkaczyk, who is also the first-place award recipient of the 2012 Higher Education Grant Program in the Americas, is a Postdoctoral Fellow in Applied Optics and in Biomedical imaging from the University of Arizona; has a PhD in Optical Engineering and Physical Optics from the Institute of Micromechanics and Photonics at Warsaw University of Technology in Poland, and an MS in Optical Engineering from Warsaw University of Technology.

For more information on Edmund Optics' Higher Education Grant Program and the Norman Edmund Inspiration Award, please visit www.edmundoptics.com/grant.

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