Dr Martin J. Leahy received the B.Sc. degree in Physics with Microelectronic Systems in 1990 at Oxford Brookes University. In 1991 he and a colleague left their research posts to establish Oxford Optronix Ltd. From 1991 to 1995 he worked on the development of a number of opto-electronic based medical and scientific instruments with Oxford Optronix Ltd., where he was Director of R&D. He completed a D.Phil. in Biophotonics in 1996 at the University of Oxford, Faculty of Clinical Medicine under Prof TJ Ryan, Chair of Dermatology. From 1995 he was employed by the University of Oxford, Department of Engineering Science, where he carried out research on sensor validation, as well as fluid flow, pH and pO2 measurement. He was simultaneously employed by New College, Oxford to teach control/instrumentation. In 1996 he was elected to chartered member status of the Institute of Physics. He has recently joined the Physics Department at the University of Limerick where he is currently leading a number of projects in the area of biomedical instrumentation and renewable energy research as well as lecturing in physics. He has secured more than €6M in external R&D funding over the last 8 years, and was elected to Fellowship of the Royal Academy of Medicine in Ireland, 2001. He was appointed Scientific Director of the National Biophotonics and Imaging Platform at the NBIPI Conference on March 26th 2009.
Biophotonics in Microcirculation Imaging
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