Imaging Physics Laboratory                                                       

Dr. Mini Das    

Department of Physics

University of Houston


Welcome to the home page for the Imaging Physics Laboratory (IPL) at the University of Houston.  The IPL was formed with a mission to explore advanced imaging physics, optics, algorithms and instrumentation for applications in various area of biology, medicine, defense & security, biophysics, material sciences and geosciences. Our interdisciplinary research has broader applications both in fundamental understanding and applied research. Please check out the links on top of this page  to learn more about our group.

We gratefully acknowledge current and past funding support for our research by the National Science Foundation, the U.S. Department of Defense, the National Institutes of Health and the University of Houston.

Research key words: Imaging Physics, Optics, Spectral x-ray imaging, Bio-photonics, Medical imaging, Tomography, Photon counting x-ray detectors, Tomographic reconstruction methods for sparse data, Image science, Image perception, Microsopy.

IPL is located at Science and Research Building 1 (SR1), Room 419 on UH main Campus.

You can reach IPL via email: or phone 713-743-3539


        Recent News

    Awards and Honors

* Dr. Mini Das receives NSF CAREER Award (2017)

* Our work on x-ray phase contrast imaging is recognised via a Department of Defense (DOD) CDMRP Breakthrough Award (2016).  Read news Article here.

News from Group Members

*  Dr. Mini Das is a co-organiser for Medical Image Perception Society Meeting MIPS 2017 to be held in Houston.

*  William Nissbett, Nathaniel Fredette and Cale Lewis from our group lead multiple papers presented  at one of the premier imaging conferences SPIE Medical Imaging 2017 held in Orlando, FL. Congratulations!

* Dr. Mini Das has been selected to be a member of the Board of Editors for Medical Physics journal (2017).

* Dr. Mini Das invited to organise and speak at the workshop on "Virtual Clinical Trials" at SPIE Medical Imaging Conference 2017. The overarching goal of this workshop was to understand psychophysics and perception aspects related to developing computational platforms for imaging.

* Dr. Mini Das invited to speak on computational platforms for Virtual Imaging Tools at AAPM 2016.

* Two recent papers on Single-shot x-ray phase contrast selected to be highlighted in Virtual Journal of Biomedical Optics.