Department of Ophthalmology
University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine
Eye & Ear Institute
203 Lothrop St Suite 834.2
Pittsburgh. PA 15213
Office: 412.647.3745
Email: RAD216@pitt.edu

Rajesh Desapogu, PhD

Post-doctoral Associate

After graduating his Ph.D. in Physics (May 2014) from the University of Hyderabad in India, Desapogu Rajesh worked as visiting fellow at Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin in Germany. Then, he moved to Singapore for his postdoctoral research; he worked on solid electrolyte materials and thin films for energy applications at the Department of Mechanical Engineering at the National University of Singapore. After that, he worked as a post-doctoral fellow in the Electrical and Electronics Engineering Department at the National Chiao Tung University, Taiwan. As a result, he gained a lot of experience working on advanced fabrication techniques for making thin-film transistors, devices, and sensors applications at the ‘National Device Lab’.
From 2017 to 2019, he was a post-doctoral fellow at Ariel University, Israel, where he extensively worked on “plasmon imaging and tracking using leakage radiation microscopy” and explored the probing spin-orbit interactions via Fano interference and light guiding properties in gold nanowires. Furthermore, during his post-doc at the University of Rennes1, France, he worked on the advanced imaging techniques for label-free imaging based on the “orthogonality breaking” teaching for cancer cell and tissue imaging. Currently, at Dr. Rossi's lab in Pittsburgh, he is working on adaptive optics scanning laser ophthalmoscopy (AOSLO) and building the advanced imaging techniques of laser doppler holography (LDH), full-field optical coherence tomography (FF-OCT) for retinal imaging.