Gabriel Popescu has joined the Bioimaging Science and Technology group as a full-time faculty member at Beckman. Popescu is Assistant Professor in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at the University of Illinois and also holds a faculty appointment with the Coordinated Science Laboratory.
Professor Popescu is director of the Quantitative Light Imaging Laboratory, which focuses on developing novel optical methods based on light scattering, interferometry and microscopy to quantify structure and dynamics of cells and tissues. The lab does research at the interface between technology development, basic biological studies and clinical applications.
After receiving undergraduate degrees in Physics from the University of Bucharest and an M.S. and Ph.D. in Optics from the University of Central Florida, Popescu worked with the G. R. Harrison Spectroscopy Laboratory at M.I.T. as postdoctoral associate before coming to Illinois in August. His research focus is on quantitative phase imaging and dynamic light scattering and microrheology.