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Associate Professor
(ECE Adjunct)
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Dr. Francisco Robles is currently an adjunct assistant professor in the School of ECE and an assistant professor in the Wallace H. Coulter Department of Biomedical Engineering at the Georgia Institute of Technology and Emory University. He runs the Optical Imaging and Spectroscopy (OIS) Lab which focuses on advancing optical technologies to help improve the understanding of biological processes and the ability to identify and stage disease. The team develops and applies novel label-free linear and nonlinear spectroscopic methods, along with advanced signal processing methods, to gain access to novel forms of functional and molecular contrast for a variety of applications, including cancer detection, tumor margin assessment, and hematology.

Dr. Robles completed a Postdoctoral Fellowship in the Department of Chemistry at Duke University (2016), earned his Ph.D. in Medical Physics at Duke University (2011), and earned a B.S. in Physics and in Nuclear Engineering from North Carolina State University (2007).

  • Optical imaging and spectroscopy
  • Molecular and functional imaging
  • Medical devices, instrumentation, and algorithms
  • Nonlinear optics and ultrafast phenomena
  • Signal processing
Distinctions & Awards
  • Goizueta Foundation Junior Faculty Rotating Professor (2017)
  • Burroughs Wellcome Fund (BWF) Career Award at the Scientific Interface
  • (CASI) (2015)
  • Burroughs Wellcome Fund (BWF) Postdoctoral Enrichment Program (PDEP) (2013)
  • NIH Ruth L Kirschstein NRSA Fellowship (F32) (2013)