Erica L. Weber



Name: Erica L. Weber
Agency: 711th Human Performance Wing/Human Effectiveness Directorate
Division: Bioeffects Division, Fort Sam Houston, TX
School: University of Texas at Austin
Program of Study: Ph.D., Biomedical Engineering
Synopsis:I am investigating the effects of thermal lensing on visual performance using an artificial eye. These experiments strive to assess how several parameters, such as pigmentation, pupil size, and exposure duration, will affect the thermal lensing, and thus if safety standards should be adjusted accordingly. In addition I am developing computer simulations to model thermal lensing under the various conditions.
Publications:
Parthasarathy AB, Weber EL, Richards LM, Fox DJ, Dunn AK. “Laser Speckle Contrast Imaging of Cerebral blood flow in humans during neurosurgery: A pilot clinical study.” Journal of Biomed.l Opt. 15, 066030 (December 30, 2010).

L. M. Richards, A.B. Parthasarathy, E. L. Weber, M. G. Burnett, D. J. Fox, A. K. Dunn. “Intraoperative Laser Speckle Contrast Imaging for Monitoring Cerebral Blood Flow” Biomedical Engineering Society (BMES) Annual Meeting. Austin, TX. October 2010.

L. M. Richards, A.B. Parthasarathy, E. L. Weber, M. G. Burnett, D. J. Fox, A. K. Dunn. “Intraoperative Laser Speckle Contrast Imaging for Monitoring Cerebral Blood Flow” Engineering Conferences International: Advances in Optics for Biotechnology, Medicine, and Surgery XII. Naples, FL. June 2011.

Lisa M. Richards, Erica L. Weber, Ashwin B. Parthasarathy, Kaelyn L. Kappeler, Douglas J. Fox and Andrew K. Dunn, "Intraoperative laser speckle contrast imaging for monitoring cerebral blood flow: results from a 10-patient pilot study", Proc. SPIE 8207, 82074L (2012); http://dx.doi.org/10.1117/12.909078

Weber EL, Richards LM, Kazmi SMS, Dunn AK. “Comparison of Indocyanine Green Fluorescence and Laser Speckle Contrast Imaging.” Biomedical Engineering Society (BMES) Annual Meeting. Austin, TX. October 2010.

Weber EL, Richards LM, Kazmi SMS, Dunn AK. “Comparison of Indocyanine Green Fluorescence and Laser Speckle Contrast Imaging.” Engineering Conferences International: Advances in Optics for Biotechnology, Medicine, and Surgery XII. Naples, FL. June 2011.>/p>

Erica L. Weber, Mike Rickman, Andrew K. Dunn, Ashley J. Welch and Robert J. Thomas, "Direct assessment of thermal lensing in ocular media using an artificial eye", Proc. SPIE 8221, 822106 (2012); http://dx.doi.org/10.1117/12.910716
Dates: Start: 05/2010 End: 07/2012