Dr. Mariana Torres Carvalho
Facility Manager
SPIE Involvement:
Area of Expertise:
Biophotonics , Optical coherence tomography (OCT) , Linear and nonlinear optical espectroscopy , Microscopy , Photodynamic therapy (PDT) , Photonics and optical communications
Profile Summary

Mariana Carvalho is a Research Engineer at INL. Her research is focused on the development of new tools for in vivo diagnosis, specific in applications on cardiovascular diseases. Her main research area is in Bio-nano-photonics, primarily in optical coherence tomography (OCT) and optical microscopy (SPIM, fluorescent, confocal and non-linear microscopy).

Mariana holds a Physics Bachelor’s degree (2001), MSc (2002) and DSc (2006) from UFPE-Brazil, where she worked in the Biophotonics group at the physics department. She was a visiting student at MIT-USA (2004-2005), in Prof. James Fujimoto’s group, working with spectral OCT. She worked, for 3 years in the industry, developing optical systems for devices for ophthalmic purposes and for aerospace cameras. She was a postdoc researcher at IFSC/USP (2010-2013), working on multiphoton microscopy and photodynamic therapy. She was a visiting researcher at Durham University (2014-2015) working on adaptive optics systems applied for SPIM. Before coming to INL, she was a postdoc researcher at UFPE, working on nonlinear optics applied to the research and characterization of random lasers, developing nanomaterials for larvae control and OCT applied to skin diseases and to dentistry.
Publications (10)

Proceedings Article | 4 March 2019 Presentation
Proc. SPIE. 10907, Synthesis and Photonics of Nanoscale Materials XVI
KEYWORDS: Biomedical optics, Nanoparticles, Ultraviolet radiation, Silver, Applied sciences

Proceedings Article | 15 March 2018 Presentation
Proc. SPIE. 10502, Adaptive Optics and Wavefront Control for Biological Systems IV
KEYWORDS: Microscopes, Proteins, Microscopy, Optical microscopy, Light scattering, Adaptive optics, Kidney, Bessel beams, Beam shaping, In vivo imaging

Proceedings Article | 23 February 2018 Presentation + Paper
Proc. SPIE. 10507, Colloidal Nanoparticles for Biomedical Applications XIII
KEYWORDS: Nanoparticles, Optical coherence tomography, Spectroscopy, Silver, Scanning electron microscopy, Transmission electron microscopy, Absorption

Proceedings Article | 7 March 2016 Paper
Proc. SPIE. 9701, Multimodal Biomedical Imaging XI
KEYWORDS: Coherence imaging, Light sources, Light emitting diodes, Biomedical optics, Polarization, Imaging systems, Spatial coherence, Tissue optics, Random lasers

Proceedings Article | 1 March 2016 Paper
Proc. SPIE. 9694, Optical Methods for Tumor Treatment and Detection: Mechanisms and Techniques in Photodynamic Therapy XXV
KEYWORDS: Confocal microscopy, Surface plasmons, Light emitting diodes, Photodynamic therapy, Organisms, Toxicity, Microorganisms, Pathogens, In vitro testing, Plasma

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