Miguel Morgado

Miguel Morgado

I have a Ph.D in Physics and I am an Assistant Professor in the Physics Department of the University of Coimbra, where I am the Coordinator of the Biomedical Engineering Master Program. My scientific background is in electronic and optical instrumentation. I started my scientific career in the field of Nuclear Electronics and worked in Real-Time Data Acquisition and Timing Systems for space (my graduate thesis was done in contract with ESA – European Space Agency) and nuclear applications (electronics for nuclear radiation detectors; timing and control systems for nuclear fusion experiments). I shifted my research to Biomedical Instrumentation, focusing mainly in ocular fluorescence. I have done work in lens and retinal fluorescence and in corneal confocal microscopy. Currently, I work mainly on ocular functional imaging, particularly on metabolic imaging of the cornea and non-linear ocular imaging. I have also interests in laser safety, laser dosimetry and low-level laser therapy.

I am also a co-founder of a successful award-winning global company specialized in Telemetry and M2M (Machine to Machine) Communications.

Project coordinator: PTDC/SAU-ENB/122128/2010; PTDC/SAU-BEB/104183/2008; PTDC/SAU-BEB/73425/2006

Scientific Interest:

  • Ocular functional imaging: fluorescence lifetime and non-linear imaging of the cornea.
  • Corneal confocal microscopy
  • Laser-tissue interactions and laser safety
  • Low-level laser therapy

5 Keys Publications:

  • Ana Batista, Hans Georg Breunig, Aisada Uchugonova, Berthold Seitz, António Miguel Morgado, Karsten König, Label-free SHG imaging and spectral FLIM of corneas using a sub-15 fs laser microscope. Proc. SPIE 8930, Ophthalmic Technologies XXIV, 89300V (February 28, 2014); doi:10.1117/12.2037640.
  • Ana Batista, Antonio Miguel Morgado, Karsten König, Detection of back-reflected SHG from corneal histological sections. Proc. SPIE 8948, Multiphoton Microscopy in the Biomedical Sciences XIV, 89482B (February 28, 2014); doi:10.1117/12.2038251.
  •  Serranho P., Morgado AM., Bernardes R. (2012). Optical Coherence Tomography: a concept review. In Rui Bernardes & José Cunha-Vaz (Eds.), Optical Coherence Tomography: A Clinical and Technical Update. (pp. 139-156). Berlin Heidelberg: Springer-Verlag.
  • Ana Ferreira, António Miguel Morgado and José Silvestre Silva, A Method for Corneal Nerves Automatic Segmentation and Morphometric Analysis, Computer Methods and Programs in Biomedicine. 107: 53–60, 2012.
  • Quadrado, MJ, Popper, M, Morgado, AM, Murta, JN, Van Best, JA, Diabetes and Corneal Cell Densities in Humans by In Vivo Confocal Microscopy, Cornea 25(7):761-768, 2006.
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