Dr. Nicholas Durr is an assistant professor of biomedical engineering at the Whiting School of Engineering and the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. His research focuses on computational biophotonics. Dr. Durr serves as director of undergraduate programs at the Center for Bioengineering Innovation and Design (CBID) at Johns Hopkins.
His team is currently engaged in the creation of new ways in which structured light can be used in combination with intelligent algorithms to probe and interpret the interaction of light with biological tissues.
Dr. Durr received his undergraduate degree in electrical engineering and computer science from the University of California, Berkeley. He earned his M.S. and Ph.D. in biomedical engineering from the University of Texas at Austin. He was a postdoctoral fellow at Harvard Medical School and an independent investigator at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology as a fellow in the M+Vision Consortium.
Before joining Johns Hopkins in 2015, he was the founder and CEO of PlenOptika, a Boston-based startup aimed at commercializing technologies to improve eye care accessibility worldwide.