Dr. Patil earned a Ph.D. in Biomedical Engineering from Vanderbilt University in Nashville, TN, where he also served as a post doctoral research fellow in the Center for Biomedical Optics. Prior to joining Temple University, Dr. Patil was a Research Assistant Professor in the Department of Biomedical Engineering at Vanderbilt University. His research is focused on the development of label-free, biochemically specific, optical imaging and spectroscopy techniques for screening and diagnosis of disease, intra-operative surgical guidance, and applications to priority issues in global health. Dr. Patil’s work has been included in journals such as Optics Letters, Journal of Biomedical Optics, and Optics Express.

Research Interests

  • Optical Imaging & Spectroscopy
  • Disease Screening & Diagnosis
  • Intra-Operative Surgical Guidance
  • Optical Technologies in Global Health

Courses Taught




BIOE 3301

Biomedical Signals and Systems


BIOE 4333

Applied Biospectroscopy


BIOE 4500

Special Topics: Biosignals


BIOE 5301



BIOE 5333

Applied Biospectroscopy


Selected Publications

  • Dumont, A.P., Fang, Q., & Patil, C.A. (2021). A computationally efficient Monte-Carlo model for biomedical Raman spectroscopy. Journal of Biophotonics. doi: 10.1002/jbio.202000377

  • Shanas, N., Querido, W., Dumont, A., Yonko, E., Carter, E., Ok, J., Karchner, J.P., Barbe, M.F., Ali, S., Patil, C., Raggio, C., & Pleshko, N. (2020). Clinical application of near infrared fiber optic spectroscopy for noninvasive bone assessment. Journal of Biophotonics, 13(4). doi: 10.1002/jbio.201960172

  • Haifler, M., Pence, I., Sun, Y., Kutikov, A., Uzzo, R.G., Mahadevan-Jansen, A., & Patil, C.A. (2018). Discrimination of malignant and normal kidney tissue with short wave infrared dispersive Raman spectroscopy. Journal of Biophotonics, 11(6). doi: 10.1002/jbio.201700188

  • Dumont, A.P. & Patil, C. (2018). Development of accelerated Raman and fluorescent Monte Carlo method. Progress in Biomedical Optics and Imaging - Proceedings of SPIE, 10490. doi: 10.1117/12.2293831

  • Dumont, A.P., Harrison, B., Mccormick, Z.T., Kumar, N.G., & Patil, C.A. (2017). Development of mobile phone based transcutaneous billirubinometry. Progress in Biomedical Optics and Imaging - Proceedings of SPIE, 10055. doi: 10.1117/12.2257428