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William Whelan

Currently, my research is focused on the development of emerging technologies for the biomedical science sector including novel methods for disease detection and cancer management.


BSc, UPEI, 1988

MSc, McMaster University, 1991

PhD, McMaster University, 1996

(902) 566-0419
Research Interests: 
  • Tissue optical properties
  • Laser therapeutics
  • Near-infrared spectroscopy
  • Raman spectroscopy
  • Optoacoustic imaging

Serge Grabtchak, Tyler J. Palmer, I. Alex Vitkin and William M. Whelan. "Radiance detection of non-scattering inclusions in turbid media", Biomedical Optics Express, 3(11), pp. 3001-3011, 2012. pdf

Serge Grabtchak and William M. Whelan, “Separation of absorption and scattering properties of turbid media using relative spectrally resolved cw radiance measurements”, Biomedical Optics Express, 3 (10), pp. 2371–2380, 2012. pdf

Serge Grabtchak, Tyler J. Palmer, Florian Foschum , Andre Liemert , Alwin Kienle and William M. Whelan. “Experimental spectro-angular mapping of light distribution in turbid” Journal of Biomedical Optics, 17, 067007, 2012. pdf

Serge Grabtchak, Tyler J. Palmer and William M. Whelan, "Spectro-angular mapping of localized gold inclusions in Intralipid phantoms”, Proc. SPIE Vol. 8427, 84271R, 2012. pdf

Annie Ladéroute, Michelle P. Patterson, Michael C. Kolios and William M. Whelan, “Frequency analysis of optoacoustic signals in laser heated tissues Proc. SPIE Vol. 8223, 822341, 2012. pdf