Roarke W. Horstmeyer
Assistant Professor of Biomedical Engineering

Roarke Horstmeyer is an assistant professor within Duke's Biomedical Engineering Department. He develops microscopes, cameras and computer algorithms for a wide range of applications, from forming 3D reconstructions of organisms to detecting neural activity deep within tissue. His areas of interest include optics, signal processing, optimization and neuroscience. Most recently, Dr. Horstmeyer was a guest professor at the University of Erlangen in Germany and an Einstein postdoctoral fellow at Charitè Medical School in Berlin. Prior to his time in Germany, Dr. Horstmeyer earned a PhD from Caltech’s electrical engineering department in 2016, a master of science degree from the MIT Media Lab in 2011, and a bachelors degree in physics and Japanese from Duke University in 2006.

Current Research Interests

Optics, machine learning, and algorithms. A main focus is to improve how we capture and use optical images within a range of biomedical context. I like to create new optical devices that can capture useful biological data, most notably with applications in neuroscience.

Office Hours

Office hours for Spring 2019:

Wednesdays 3-4:30pm 
Thursdays 10am - 11:30pm

Current Appointments & Affiliations

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