May 26, 2015
Dr. Seibel received undergraduate and master degrees in Mechanical Engineering from Cornell University and University of California, Berkeley, respectively. After working 4 years in the medical (ophthalmic) device industry, Eric designed and developed laser scanning microscopes for live tissue imaging for his doctorate from the University of Washington’s Department of Bioengineering in 1996. As a Research Scientist at the Human Interface Technology Lab, UW, Eric invented the scanning fiber endoscope which has received funding from WTC, NIH (NCI & NIBIB), NSF, and PENTAX (HOYA Corporation). Since 2001 as research faculty at UW, Eric has co-developed an optical projection tomography microscope with VisionGate Inc. with funding from WTC and NCI. Currently, Dr. Seibel is a Research Professor in the Department of Mechanical Engineering, adjunct in Bioengineering and Electrical Engineering, and Director of the Human Photonics Lab at UW.