tonmoy_small.jpgPrincipal Investigator

Tonmoy Chakraborty

Tonmoy received his BSc.(2004) in Physics from the University of Calcutta and MS (2006) in Physics from the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Roorkee. After working in the semiconductor industry for a few years he joined Dr. Jonathan Petruccelli’s group at the State University of New York, Albany to finish his Ph.D. (2018) in the field of computational phase imaging. Thereafter, for his postdoctoral training (2018-2020), he joined the group of Dr. Reto Fiolka at UT Southwestern Medical Center in the Cell Biology department.

At UNM, his current interests involve developing microscopes for large scale imaging in tissues, particularly, light-sheet based fluorescence imaging tools. These next-generation microscopes are designed to investigate physiologically relevant samples by harnessing concepts from many different fields like physics, biology, computer-science and engineering. 

Graduate Students

Sayed Hassan Dibaji Foroushani

Hassan Dibaji received a B.S. in Physics from Ferdowsi University of Mashhad, Iran in 2002 and an M.Sc. in Solid State Physics from the K.N.Toosi University of Technology Tehran, Iran in 2005. He has been a Ph.D. student in Optical Science and Engineering at the University of New Mexico since 2017. In graduate school, he researched the microfabrication of optoelectronic devices and material characterization. With Dr. Chakraborty, he intends to pursue his dissertation work where he wants to develop new optical techniques to solve interesting biological questions.  

Alhassan Ahmed

ahmed_alhassan.jpgAlhassan Ahmed was born in Nima, a suburb of the capital city of Ghana. He obtained his BSc degree in Physics and Mathematics from the University of Ghana in 2016. Followed by this he proceeded to the University of New Mexico for his MSc degree in Applied Mathematics. He is currently a Ph.D. student in Optical Science and Engineering. His research interest focuses on building microscopes with high spatiotemporal resolution and cell imaging. In his free time, he likes to play soccer, read, and travel.