Professor School of Biomedical Engineering, Science and Health Systems, Drexel University
Dr. Hasan Ayaz is an Associate Research Professor of Biomedical Engineering at Drexel University, with adjunct affiliations at the University of Pennsylvania and the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia; and a member of the Functional Optical Brain Imaging Group of the Cognitive Neuroengineering and Quantitative Experimental Research (CoNQuER) Collaborative.
For over 15 years, he worked on the development of miniaturized continuous wave near infrared spectroscopy sensors focusing on brain imaging in natural environments and everyday settings. He has designed and developed enabling software for brain monitoring instruments that are now utilized routinely for clinical and field research in university and corporate research labs. As an extension to this, he led the software design and development of the first optical-brain-monitoring medical device, Infrascanner, which is a portable-handheld instrument that utilizes near infrared to detect hematoma in head trauma patients. Dr. Ayaz’s research interests include functional optical neuroimaging and neuroengineering as well as neuroergonomic applications for clinical and field settings.