Missael Garcia, PhD
Optical Engineer

I am an Optical Systems Design Engineer at Analog Devices, working in the Molecular Sensing Group since August 2019. Previously, I was a Postdoctoral Research Assistant in the ECE and Bioengineering departments at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign. I finished my Doctor of Philosophy degree from Washington University in St. Louis in the fall of 2017. My research focused on developing and investigating bio-inspired polarization, multi-spectral, and hyper-spectral imaging sensors for biomedical applications, specifically cancerous tumor detection to minimize iatrogenic damage during image-guided surgery ( My research resulted in many journal publications and conference papers focused on the investigation of biologically-inspired imaging systems for both biomedical and remote sensing applications. I received four best paper awards at the IEEE Symposium on Circuits and Systems (ISCAS) and my work on bio-inspired spectral-polarization imaging sensors was widely covered by the popular media, including the Discovery Channel, Engineering Times, and others. 

Optical Systems Design Engineer
Analog DevicesAug. 2019 - Present

Electrical and optical engineer working in low-power sensors for the Molecular Sensing Group within the Industrial and Consumer Business Group at ADI

Dec. 2017 | St. Louis, MO | GPA: 3.9/4.0
Washington University in St. LouisPh.D. in Computer Engineering
  • Dissertation: Bio-Inspired Multi-Spectral and Polarization Imaging Sensors for Image-Guided Surgery.
  • Advisor: Prof. Viktor Gruev.