Join us for our next NOAA Innovators Seminar on February 2nd at 12PM Eastern! What's it about? Coral, fluorescence, fluorescence microscopy
Speaker: Charles Mazel, PhD, Founder/President, NIGHTSEA, a former subsidiary of Physical Sciences Inc.
Abstract: The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) SBIR funding topic is intended to create fluorescence-based solutions for a very focused need in coral reef research led to developing general-purpose tools for detecting, viewing, and imaging fluorescence over a wide range of scales. The main products are an economical adapter for adding fluorescence superpowers to ordinary microscopes and flashlight solutions for handheld work in the lab and field. The technologies are finding application in various disciplines and contributing to scientific discovery and research, education and outreach, and many commercial and industrial applications.
About the Speakers: Mazel has an MS in Ocean Engineering from MIT and a PhD in Biology from Boston University. Charles Mazel has a diverse background working at small and large companies in academia and research, emphasizing marine-related work. Solving the challenges of finding and photographing fluorescence underwater led to a career shift into research on marine organisms' optical properties, including developing a novel diver-operated underwater spectrometer.