Brian Schmit

Assistant Professor of Biomedical Engineering
Olin Engineering 338C
(414) 288-3251
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Research Interests

  • Optical imaging and spectroscopy
  • Optical endoscopy
  • Cancer detection and therapeutic monitoring
  • Miniature and cost-effective optical devices for global health

Professional Preparation

Postdoctoral Associate, 2005–2008, Biomedical Engineering, Duke University
Ph.D., 2005, Electrical and Computer Engineering, Virginia Tech
M.S., 1994, Optoelectronics Technology, University of Electronic Science and Technology of China
B.S., 1989, Optoelectronics Technology, University of Electronic Science and Technology of China

Selected Recent Publications

Xiangqian Hong, Vivek K. Nagarajan, Dale H. Mugler and Bing Yu, “Smartphone microendoscopy for high resolution fluorescence imaging,” Journal of Innovative Optical Health Sciences, Vol.09, No. 05, 2016.
Vivek K. Nagarajan and Bing Yu, “Monitoring of tissue optical properties during thermal coagulation of ex vivo tissues,” Lasers Surg. Med., June 1, 2016.
Bing Yu, Daron G. Ferris, and Vivek Krishna Nagarajan, “Mobile Fiber-Optic Sensor for Detection of Oral and Cervical Cancer in Developing World”, in Mobile Health Technologies – Methods and Protocols, Editors Avraham Rasooly and Keith E. Herold, Humana Press, 2015.
Bing Yu and Nirmala Ramanujam, “Quantitative Diffuse Reflectance Imaging of Tumor Margins”, Chapter 17 in Biomedical Photonics Handbook, Editor-in-Chief Tuan Vo-Dinh, 2nd Edition, CRC Press, 2015.
Bing Yu, Amy Shah, Vivek K. Nagarajan, and Daron G. Ferris, “Diffuse reflectance spectroscopy of epithelial tissue with a smart fiber-optic probe,” Biomedical Optics Express Vol. 5, Iss. 3, pp. 675–689 (2014).

Recent Grants

Yu, Bing (Principal Investigator), “A Smartphone-based Dual-modality Microendoscope for Cancer Diagnosis,” Ohio Third Frontier Technology Validation and Start-up Fund (TVSF), (May 16, 2016 – May 15, 2017)

Yu, Bing (Principal Investigator), Denko, Nicholas (co-Investigator), “Longitudinal Assessment of Tumor Hypoxia in vivo Using Near-Infrared Spectroscopy,” NIH National Cancer Institute. (February 11, 2016 – January 31, 2019)

Yu, Bing (Principal Investigator for the subaward), “A Smartphone-based Dual-modality Microendoscope for Cancer Diagnosis,” NSF I-Corp through Ohio State University. (July 1, 2015 – December 31, 2015)

Yu, Bing (Principal Investigator), “Noninvasive assessment of the anti-hypoxia effect of metformin in cancer therapy using near-infrared spectroscopy,” Faculty Summer Fellowship sponsored by The University of Akron. (May 15, 2015 – December 31, 2015)

Yu, Bing (Principal Investigator), “Optical spectroscopy for noninvasive evaluation of the efficacy of anti-hypoxia drugs in cancer therapy,” Firestone Research Initiative Fellowship. (May 15, 2014, August 31, 2015)

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