Tremendous research activity worldwide has focused on attempting to harness the exotic properties of quantum physics for new applications in metrology, computation, and communications -- collectively leading to a push for developing 'engineered quantum systems'. Color centers in diamond such as Nitrogen vacancy centers could provide a platform for imaging (MRI) of individual complex molecules. In this talk, I will give an overview of our research towards the development of an imaging tool for measuring neuronal signals from mammalian brain cells. I will also describe our effort towards the development of a tool for measuring the effect of shock waves on mammalian cells.
Kasturi Saha is an Assistant Professor in Electrical Engineering department at IIT Bombay. She was a postdoctoral fellow in Prof. Paola Cappellaro's group in the Research Laboratory of Electronics at Massachusetts Institute of Technology. She obtained her Ph.D. in Prof. Alexander Gaeta's group in the School of Applied and Engineering Physics in Cornell University.