Dr. Emil Strumban, Ph.D.

Dr. Emil Strumban

Dr. Strumban is the Associate Director of the Institute for Diagnostic Imaging Research (IDIR). and has more than twenty-five years of experience in research and development, with a special focus on nanotechnology, biomaterials and application of new diagnostic techniques. His research interests include: Medical implant devices, the development of advanced diagnostic techniques for evaluation of biotissues and nanostructured materials and exploration into low-temperature techniques for medical and industrial applications

He is also managing the collaborative research program between IDIR and Karmanos Cancer Institute.

Prior to joining IDIR, Dr. Strumban served for seven years as VP of Technology at Advanced X-Ray Technology Group affiliated with Henry Ford Health System, where he was responsible for the development and testing of portable x-ray devices for treatment and diagnostics of breast cancer. From 1993 to 2003, Dr. Strumban served as Senior Technologist at Synamatix Corporation, a leading developer of nanotechnology-enabled products for a wide range of industrial applications. From 1995 to 2003, Dr. Strumban also served as a Director of Ovonic Synthetic Materials Company, a recognized world leader in design and manufacturing of precision x-ray optics for analytical, biomedical diagnostic and industrial instrumentation. While serving on the Board of Directors, Dr. Strumban handled technological and intellectual property issues. 

As a Principle Investigator, Dr. Strumban has been awarded several grants from NIH, SBIR and DOE. Dr. Strumban earned his Ph.D. degree in Physics of Semiconductors from the Physical Institute of the Russian Academy of Sciences and holds a master’s degree in Physical Electronics from Kishinev Technical University. Dr. Strumban has completed a certified program for professionals on Management of Research and Development at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. He has published 2 books, over 50 articles and holds 5 patents.