Chetan Patil
Chetan Patil
Assistant Professor
Department: Bioengineering


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


  • Ph.D. Biomedical Engineering, Vanderbilt University, Nashville TN, 2009
  • M.S. Biomedical Engineering, Vanderbilt University, Nashville TN, 2005
  • B.S. Biomedical Engineering, Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, OH, 2002 

Academic Appointments

  • Assistant Professor, Temple University, July 2015 - present
  • Research Assistant Professor, Vanderbilt University, May 2012 – May 2015   


Visit Dr. Patil’s Google Scholar Page an up-to-date listing

Research Interests

  • Optical imaging and spectroscopy
  • Disease screening and diagnosis
  • Intra-operative surgical guidance
  • Optical technologies in global health