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Sensors Unlimited – Goodrich ISR Systems Sponsors OCT News Student Travel Grant 2012
Collins Aerospace, a UTC Company Posted 01/16/2012
Mr. Zhao Wang from Case Western Reserve University receives student travel award
Sensors Unlimited - Goodrich ISR Systems announces its participation and collaboration with Optical Coherent Tomography (OCT) News’ annual Student Travel Grant Awards program. Goodrich is pleased to sponsor Mr. Zhao Wang, one of four student applicants who qualify for the $1000 travel award this year, based on judges’ scores for technical merit, clarity, and novelty in the field of OCT. According to Publisher Eric Swanson of OCT News, the goal of the grant program is to assist in the travel expenses of a student, enabling him/her to attend an OCT-related conference or meeting, such as the upcoming SPIE BiOS/Photonics West at The Moscone Center, San Francisco, CA, January 21- 26, 2012.
Working with Dr. Andrew M. Rollins, Associate Professor of Biomedical Engineering, Mr. Wang’s research is being conducted at Case Western Reserve University (CWRU), Department of Biomedical Engineering. The research objective is to propose and validate a computer-aided OCT method that can quantify the fibrous cap (FC) thickness in-vivo of vulnerable plaques in the walls of arteries. The proposed 3D color visualization method has a great potential to be used in clinic for fast, accurate, and consistent volumetric quantification of FC. This OCT technology may advance our understanding of the mechanisms behind the rupture of thin-cap fibroatheroma (TCFA) which now accounts for most acute coronary events.
The travel grant sponsor, Sensors Unlimited-Goodrich ISR Systems, based in Princeton, NJ, has pioneered the design and production of NIR and SWIR cameras and systems utilizing advanced indium gallium arsenide (InGaAs) imaging technology for applications such as OCT and for industrial, commercial, military, agricultural, and other scientific markets.
Goodrich Corporation, a Fortune 500 company, is a global supplier of systems and services to aerospace, defense and homeland security markets. With one of the most strategically diversified portfolios of products in the industry, Goodrich serves a global customer base with significant worldwide manufacturing and service facilities.