Dr. Lodder has conducted mathematical studies aimed at solving the "false-sample" problem in thought-like operations on parallel processors. The parallel processing concepts have been extended to analytical instrumentation itself in the form of systems for hyperspectral integrated computational imaging (HICI) and the development of magnetohydrodynamic acoustic-resonance near-infrared spectrometry (MAReNIR). He has founded two companies with venture capital based on these new technologies.
The results of these studies have been applied to a number of different analytical problems, including near-infrared imaging, pharmaceutical quality control, and the detection of product tampering in foods and pharmaceuticals. These studies have also led to progress in noninvasive methods for analyzing complex biological samples. The new imaging technology is now being applied to in vivo studies of the role of selected proteins and lipids in atherogenesis, and has been used in three-dimensional imaging of painted historical surfaces under restoration.
Contact Dr. Lodder:
E-mail: Lodder at uky.edu