Mike May

Contributing Editor, BioOptics World

Mike May writes about instrumentation design and application for BioOptics World. He earned his Ph.D. in neurobiology and behavior from Cornell University and is a member of Sigma Xi: The Scientific Research Society. He has written two books and scores of articles in the field of biomedicine.

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Why be free?

Nov. 4, 2015
A successful career contributed to keeping OpticalRayTracer—an optical design software program—free.
(Image courtesy of Zemax)
FIGURE 1. With Zemax's OpticStudio, an engineer can design an optics system, and the software simulates the behavior of the system and prepares output for manufacturing.

Biomedical Optics Design: Software speeds development of biomedical optics

May 5, 2015
Designing and simulating optical systems for life sciences applications is increasingly easy, thanks to a number of software options.
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Single-molecule tracking promises discoveries, cures

April 10, 2015
New ways of imaging individual proteins and lipids will ultimately change science and medicine.