Mircea Mujat graduated with a B.S. degree in physics from the Department of Physics, University of Bucharest, Bucharest, Romania, in June 1994. In August 1996, Mujat came to USA as a graduate student at the Physics Department, College of Arts and Sciences, Temple University, Philadelphia, Pa, where he obtained his M.A. degree in physics in May 1998. In August 1998 he began his Ph.D. work under the supervision of Prof. Aristide Dogariu, at the School of Optics/CREOL, University of Central Florida. He received his M.S. degree in Optics in December 2001 and his Ph.D. degree in Optics in May 2004. As a graduate student, he developed theoretical models and experimental techniques for polarimetric characterization of random electromagnetic fields, and for analyzing the signature of various random media. From July 2004 to June 2007, Mircea joined Harvard Medical School and Wellman Center for Photomedicine, Massachusetts General Hospital, as a Research Fellow, working with Prof. Johannes de Boer on ophthalmic investigations using optical coherence tomography (OCT). He had an active role at various levels in these investigations, from hardware design to software development and clinical measurements. His research resulted in submission of three patent disclosures. Mircea focused on postprocessing and display of patient data, automatic measurement of large area retinal nerve fiber layer (RNFL) thickness maps, RNFL birefringence that will provide valuable information for early diagnosis of glaucoma, and Doppler analysis of retinal blood flow dynamics. Mujat joined the Biomedical Optics Group at PSI in July 2007 as a Principal Scientist. His research interests at PSI include ophthalmic imaging, medical instrumentation, adaptive optics, optical coherence tomography, and polarization imaging. He is a Member of the Optical Society of America and the Society of Photo-Optical Instrumentation Engineers.
Biography Updated on 2 November 2012