Viktor Gruev’s lab focuses on borrowing key concepts from nature to develop ultra-sensitive, compact, lightweight and conformal imaging sensors capable of recording spectral and polarization properties with high spatial resolution and to bring these new sensory devices to clinical settings such as cancer detection. His near-infrared fluorescence goggle technology has been used in clinical trials in patients with breast cancer. The ultimate goal of his research is to bring medical imaging technology to resource-limited hospitals and the developing world. This paradigm-shifting technology has established a new trend in image-guided surgery and is enabling resource-limited hospitals around the world with much-needed technology to enable value-based health care.
Gruev is the Director of the Biosensors Laboratory. He completed his MS and PhD in electrical engineering from Johns Hopkins University in 2000 and 2004 respectively. He has received numerous awards for his research on imaging sensors and their application in the medical field, including the 2016 IEEE Donald G. Fink Award for an outstanding scientific contribution in the IEEE society