Subramanian, Hariharan

Postdoctoral Fellow

PhD in Biomedical Engineering <br/>Northwestern University
(847) 467-3216
(847) 491-4928
Research Interest:
  • Study the propagation of light in tissue and cells
  • Understanding the micro and nano-architecture of a single cell using spectroscopic microscopy
  • Study the origins of architectural changes in cells and tissue during carcinogenesis
  • 2009 - Ph.D., Northwestern University, Biomedical Engineering
  • 2004 - M.S., Texas A&M University, Biomedical Engineering
  • 2001 - B.E., University of Madras, India, Electronics & Communication Engineering
  1. H. Subramanian, P. Pradhan, Y. Liu, I.R. Capoglu, X. Li, J.D. Rogers, R.E. Brand and V. Backman, "Partial wave spectroscopic microscopy detects sub-wavelength refractive index fluctuations: an application to cancer diagnostics", Optics Letters, vol. 34, no. 4, pp. 518-520, 2009.
  2. H. Subramanian, P. Pradhan, Y. Liu, I. R. Capoglu, X. Li, J. D. Rogers, A. Heifetz, D. P. Kunte, H. K. Roy, A. Taflove and V. Backman, "Optical methodology for detecting histologically unapparent nanoscale consequences of genetic alterations in biological cells", PNAS, vol. 105, no. 51, pp. 20124-20129, 2008.
  3. H. Subramanian, P. Pradhan, Y. L. Kim and V. Backman, "Penetration depth of low-coherence enhanced backscattering light in sub-diffusion regime", Physical Review E, vol. 75, 041914, 2007.
  4. H. Subramanian, P. Pradhan, Y. L. Kim, Y. Liu, X. Li and V. Backman "Modeling low-coherence enhanced backscattering using Monte Carlo simulation", Applied Optics, vol. 45, pp. 6292-6300, 2006.
  • J. Kes, J. Kason, E. Rouse, H. Subramanian, "Light source and lens cleaner for laparoscopic surgery", pending, 2008.
  • V. Backman, P. Pradhan, H. Subramanian, Y. Liu, Y. Kim, "Method for identifying refractive index fluctuations of a target", pending, 2007.
  • Best Student Presentation Award, Frontiers in Optics - 2007, 91st 'Optical Society of America' Annual meeting, San Jose, CA, September 16-20, 2007.
  • Walter P. Murphy Fellowship, Northwestern University, 2005.
  • Best Paper award, Student Research Week, Texas A&M University, 2004.

Backman's Biophotonics Laboratory at Northwestern University

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