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Assistant Professor

University of Central Oklahoma (405) 974-2752 Engineering & Physics HOH , Box 87


Scott Mattison received his Ph.D. in Biomedical Engineering from Texas A&M University in 2016, where he researched the development of novel microscopy systems. His research interests involve the development of optical microscopy systems for studying dynamic cellular processes. Mattison also is interested in developing engineering solutions for health-care challenges. Outside of the lab, he enjoys spending time near the water scuba diving, swimming or water skiing.

Classes Taught

Analog Electronics + Lab

This course provides an introduction to analog electronics, including theory and application of passive devices, bipolar junction transistors, field effect transistors, and operational amplifiers.


This course covers the principles of material science underlying biomedical applications. Topics include biocompatibility, properties and structures of metals, ceramics, polymers, biomaterials, and composites.

Biomedical Instrumentation

This course introduces students to the principles, applications, and design of the medical instruments most commonly used in hospitals. Introduction to theory of measurement and analysis of biological systems. Instruction will be provided in the use of transducers, design integrated circuits to process biological signals, signal display and analysis, data acquisition and controls, and electrical safety.

Biomedical Imaging

The first part of this course is an overview of biomedical imaging systems and analysis including how images are formed and what types of information they provide by examining various imaging systems such as X-ray, ultrasound, and MRI. The second part of the course introduces students to the image processing of medical images, such as reconstruction, enhancement, segmentation, registration and representation and analysis.

Introduction to Biomedical Engineering

This course provides an introduction to the field of biomedical engineering. Topics typically include the biological interaction with ultrasound and microwave radiation, modeling, instrumentation, and medical imaging techniques.

Research, Published Work, and Scholarly Activities

Optical Microscopy

A major component of BIT Lab is to enhance the research capabilities at the University of Central Oklahoma by providing access to high resolution optical microscopy systems. Currently we are working to build a low-cost two-photon microscope, providing access to optically sectioned fluoresence imaging. The current goal is to have a working system in Spring 2019.

Optical Coherence Tomography

Optical Coherence Tomography (OCT) utilizes wave interference behavior of light to create three dimensional scans of epithelial tissue. OCT has clinical applications in the field of opthalmology to obtain high resolution images of the anterior segment of the eye. OCT has also been demonstrated as an effective tool for studying cardiovascular diseases and pathologies of the ear. Our research seeks to utilize OCT to study mechanics of biological structures. Our current project is studying the cochlear mechanics of developing chicken embryos.

Remote Health Care Technology

The field of remote health care seeks to provide access to patient treatment and monitoring outside of conventional clincal settings. Such technology is helpful in rural regions and low-income areas where direct access to physicians is not readily available. Our work seeks to enhance patient quality of life and long term prognosis through the development of technologies and algorithms. BIT Lab primarily accomplishes this goal through app development.

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