Silas J. Leavesley, Ph.D.

Silas J. Leavesley, Ph.D.

Chemical Engineering / Biomedical Engineering

Research Interests

My research focuses on the development and application of optical imaging and illumination technologies to provide novel biomedical and clinical imaging and detection methods. Specific interests include the application of hyperspectral imaging and analysis methods to microscopy, endoscopy, and small-animal fluorescence imaging.

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Ph.D. Biomedical Engineering, Purdue University
B.S. Chemical Engineering, Florida State University


Peter F. Favreau, Clarissa Hernandez, Tiffany Heaster, Diego F. Alvarez, Thomas C. Rich, Prashant Prabhat, & Silas J. Leavesley. An excitation-scanning hyperspectral imaging microscope. Journal of Biomedical Optics, 19:4 046010-1 – 046010-10 (2014)

Silas J. Leavesley, Whitley Ledkins, Petra Rocic. A device for performing automated balloon catheter inflation ischemia studies. PLOS ONE, 9:4 e95823-1 – e95823-10 (2014)

Thomas C. Rich, Kristal Webb, Silas J. Leavesley. Perspectives on Cyclic Nucleotide Microdomains and Signaling Specificity: Can we decipher the information content contained within cyclic nucleotide signals? Journal of General Physiology, 143:17-27 (2014)

Peter Favreau, Clarissa Hernandez, Ashley Stringfellow Lindsey, Diego F. Alvarez, Thomas C. Rich, Prashant Prabhat, Silas J. Leavesley. Tunable thin-film optical filters for hyperspectral microscopy. Journal of Biomedical Optics, 19:1 011017-1 – 011017-11 (2014)

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EG 101 Introduction to Engineering and Design
CHE 311 Equilibrium Stage Operations
CHE 342 Engineering Communications
CHE 352 Process Measurement Lab II
CHE 372 Chemical Reactor Design
EG 620 Biomedical Instrumentation, Imaging, and Modeling


Silas Leavesley. Spectral illumination device and method (International Patent Application #PCT/US13/53787, Provisional patent, Docket #2012-013-ENG, international patent submitted)

Heidi Hall, Mark Edward Bridges, Silas J. Leavesley, Valeri P. Patsekin, J. Paul Robinson, David L. Patton, Douglas Lincoln Vizard, William E. McLaughlin, Bartlomeiej P. Rajwa. Apparatus and method for multi-modal imaging using nanoparticle multi-modal imaging probes. (applied for, United States Patent Application Number: US 2009/0093700 A1)

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