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Angelo Sassaroli
Research Assistant Professor, Department of Biomedical Engineering


1996 Bachelor, University of Florence, Florence, Italy
2002 Ph.D., University of Electro-Communications, Tokyo, Japan

Honors and Awards

STA Fellowship from Japan Science & Technology Corporation

Research Interests

Dr. Sassaroli's primary areas of interest include imaging of biological tissues with near Infrared spectroscopy and diffuse tomography for biomedical diagnosis and functional studies. Specifically he is interested in both theoretical and practical aspects of brain and breast imaging with near infrared light. He is interested in developing new methods of analysis of photon migrations in biological tissues, including analytical and statistical models.

Research Grants

Grant Number: R03-MH093846
Principal Investigator(s): Angelo Sassaroli, Ph.D.
Project Title: Functional near-infrared imaging using the phase of hemodynamic oscillations
Project Period: 03/01/2011 – 01/31/2013


Angelo Sassaroli received his Ph.D. degree from The University of Electrocommunication, Tokyo, Japan in 2002. He has worked at Tufts University, first as a research associate (2002-2007), and later as a research assistant professor (2007-current).

Professional Positions

2007 - present Research Assistant Professor, Tufts University, Biomedical Engineering, Medford, MA
2002 - 2007 Research associate, Tufts University, Biomedical Engineering, Medford, MA
2001 - 2002 Supporting researcher, Japan Science & Technology Corp., Tokyo, Japan
2000 - 2001 Special researcher, National Institute for Advanced Interdisciplinary Research, Tsukuba, Japan
1997 - 1999 Awardee of STA fellowship, Mechanical Engineering Laboratory, Tsukuba, Japan

Service Memberships

  • SPIE, The International Society for Optical Engineering
  • Optical Society of America