Turgut Durduran

Institut de Ciències Fotòniques

Engineering Sciences

November 2015 – ICREA Research Professor; February 2009 - Group Leader – Medical Optics. Dr. Turgut Durduran is a group leader at ICFO. He founded the ICFO-Medical Optics group in 2009 when he joined ICFO and in 2014 he received his tenure and became a professor/group leader. In 2015, he became an ICREA (Catalan Institution for Research and Advanced Studies) Professor at ICFO. Over the years, the group has grown exponentially, currently, with a large number of PhD students, post-docs and engineers collaborating with about a dozen hospitals and biomedical institutes world-wide. He has participated in many advisory boards, grant review boards ranging from the National Institutes of Health to the review of the FP7 projects at the European Commission. He has authored over ninety peer-reviewed papers and delivered over a hundred invited talks in international conferences and colloquia.

Research interests

Turgut is a physicist who is an expert in biomedical optics. He studies the physics of photon propagation in biological tissues and builds machines that can see through our bodies like never before. His group is highly multi-disciplinary: physicists, engineers and medical doctors, and collaborates closely with hospitals and biomedical centers all around the world. Turgut's current focus is the measurement of hemodynamics and oxygen metabolism. His dream is to see these devices becoming standard clinical equipment for the doctors of the future.

Selected publications

- Dragojevića T, Varmaa HM, Hollmann JL, Valdesa CP, Culverb JP, Justicia C & Durduran T 2017, 'High-density speckle contrast optical tomography (SCOT) for three dimensional tomographic imaging of the small animal brain', Neuroimage, 153, 283 - 292.

- Farina A, Tagliabue S, Di Sieno L, Martinenghi E, Durduran T, Arridge S, Martelli F, Torricelli A, Pifferi A & Mora AD 2017, ‘Time-domain functional diffuse optical tomography system based on fiber-free silicon photomultipliers’, Appl. Sci., 7, 1235. 

- Pagliazzi M, Sekar SKV, Colombo L, Martinenghi E, Minnema J, Erdmann R, Contini D, Mora AD, Torricelli A, Pifferi A & Durduran T 2017, ‘Time domain diffuse correlation spectroscopy with a high coherence pulsed source: in vivo and phantom results’, Biomed. Opt. Express, 8, 5311.

- Farzam P, Johansson J, Mireles M, Jimenez-Valerio G, Martinez-Lozano M, Choe R, Casanovas O & Durduran T 2017, 'Pre-clinical longitudinal monitoring of hemodynamic response to anti-vascular chemotherapy by hybrid diffuse optics', Biomedical Optics Express, Vol. 8, Issue 5, pp. 2563-2582.