Luca Pollonini, PhD

  • 292 Citations
  • 9 h-Index
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Personal profile

Personal profile

Dr. Pollonini earned his Ph.D. in Information Engineering from the University of Brescia, Italy in 2004. He holds a faculty appointment at the University of Houston, TX, and became a member of the Houston Methodist Research Institute in 2014. As a member of the Houston Methodist Department of Surgery, he conducts a research program focusing on optical imaging of tissue oxygenation.  Dr. Pollonini also serves as a panelist for the National Science Foundation and is a member of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society and the International Society for Optics and Photonics (SPIE). He serves as the Associate Editor of the IEEE Journal of Translational Engineering in Health and Medicine.

Research interests

Dr. Pollonini's expertise is the design and development of biomedical sensors and instrumentation based on optical technologies. His primary research interest is in the quantitative assessment of the mechanisms of transport and utilization of oxygen at cardiovascular and muscular levels. Dr. Pollonini has been involved in the development of a suite of wearable sensors aimed to provide indicators of exercise thresholds through the analysis of systemic and local physiological measures, and in a NIRS-based imaging system to monitor oxygenation changes in human tissues.

Education/Academic qualification

Postdoctoral Fellowship, NASA Glenn Research Center

Postdoctoral Fellowship, The University of Texas Health Science Center

Information Engineering, PhD, University of Brescia

Electrical Engineering, MS, University of Brescia

Free-text keywords

  • Near Infrared Spectroscopy
  • Biomedical Optics
  • Optical Imaging
  • Tissue Oxygenation

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Research Output

  • 292 Citations
  • 9 h-Index
  • 19 Article
  • 11 Conference contribution
  • 3 Conference article

Feasibility and efficacy of remotely supervised cranial electrical stimulation for pain in older adults with knee osteoarthritis: A randomized controlled pilot study

Ahn, H., Galle, K., Mathis, K. B., Miao, H., Montero-Hernandez, S., Jackson, N., Ju, H. H., McCrackin, H., Goodwin, C., Hargraves, A., Jain, B., Dinh, H., Abdul-Mooti, S., Park, L. & Pollonini, L., Jul 2020, In : Journal of Clinical Neuroscience. 77, p. 128-133 6 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  • Tracking differential activation of primary and supplementary motor cortex across timing tasks: An fNIRS validation study

    Rahimpour, A., Pollonini, L., Comstock, D., Balasubramaniam, R. & Bortfeld, H., Jul 15 2020, In : Journal of Neuroscience Methods. 341, 108790.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  • 2 Scopus citations

    Blood lactate thresholds and walking/running economy are determinants of backpack-running performance in trained soldiers

    Simpson, R. J., Graham, S. M., Connaboy, C., Clement, R., Pollonini, L. & Florida-James, G. D., Jan 1 2017, In : Applied Ergonomics. 58, p. 566-572 7 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  • 6 Scopus citations

    Hemodynamic function during finger force production tasks in healthy adults

    Pollonini, L., Younes, L. & Gorniak, S. L., Sep 2017, In : Muscle and Nerve. 56, 3, p. 472-478 7 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle