Viktor Gruev (PhD ’04) Profiled in NatGeo Special

March 1, 2016

Dr. Viktor Gruev (MS ’00; PhD ’04), associate professor of computer science and engineering at the Washington University in St. Louis, was profiled in the February 14th episode of Explorer, which airs on the National Geographic Channel. The special, titled “Explorer: Eyes Wide Open,” examined how the eye has inspired technology. Gruev’s research focuses on bio-inspired polarization for biomedical applications. As part of that effort, Gruev used the mantis shrimp eye as inspiration for cancer detection technology.

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