Dr. Akçakır’s research interests are at the intersection of physics, engineering and medicine. He is interested in applying novel optical techniques for disease diagnostics. His current research focus is in the application of Fourier ptychographic microscopy for quantitative phase imaging of cells and tissues to discover new biomarkers. Dr. Akçakır has extensive industry experience where he has developed novel optical instrumentation techniques and has had 7 US patents awarded for his inventions.
PhD University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
MSc University of Waterloo
BSc University of Toronto
Quantitative Phase Imaging, Computational Imaging, Fourier Ptychographic Microscopy, Digital Pathology, Machine Learning, Deep Learning
Scarborough College Physics Prize