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Silas Leavesley


Dr. Silas Leavesley is an assistant professor of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering at the University of South Alabama. Silas’ research focuses on the design and implementation of hyperspectral imaging technology for preclinical and clinical diagnostics. He is currently developing a solid-state spectral illumination system for use in microscopy and in vivo imaging. In conjunction with in vivo imaging techniques, he has developed quantitative calibration phantoms and standardization techniques for small animal fluorescence imagers. He is also developing a system to perform time-resolved blood-oxygen saturation imaging. Silas holds an international patent for the development of multi-mode macroscopic-microscopic endoscope techniques for in vivo diagnosis.

Silas Leavesley, a native of Tallahassee Florida, received his BS in Chemical Engineering from Florida State University in 2003, and his Ph.D. in Biomedical Engineering from Purdue University in 2008. He is married to Heather Leavesley, Ph.D. Heather specializes in neurotoxicity research related to Parkinson's disease, in the fields of toxicology and pharmacology. Silas is a member of the International Society of Optical Engineering (SPIE), the International Society of Analytical Cytology (ISAC), the American Institute of Chemical Engineers (AIChE), and the American Society for Engineering Education (ASEE).

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Computer Science, Design, Engineering


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