Dr. Patrick J. Treado

Founder & Chief Technology Officer

Dr. Patrick J. Treado
Founder & Chief Technology Officer

Dr. Treado is an analytical chemist with a background in molecular spectroscopy and biophysics who has pioneered the field of chemical imaging — including being the first scientist to coin the phrase “chemical imaging” in the spectroscopy literature.  

Dr. Treado holds a B.S. from Georgetown University; a Ph.D. from University of Michigan; and was a Postdoc at the National Institutes of Health -- all prior to joining the University of Pittsburgh, Department of Chemistry. He founded ChemImage while serving as an Assistant Professor at Pitt.

His research interests involve the development of Raman, IR and fluorescence (i.e., molecular) chemical imaging technology and its application to materials analysis, clinical diagnostics, process monitoring and threat detection. 

Initially, Dr. Treado led ChemImage’s Threat Detection efforts in fielding and supporting explosives detection technologies for use within Afghanistan by the U.S. Army. More recently, Dr. Treado has spearheaded responsibility for ChemImage’s Life Science development efforts.

The author of over 150 publications and 100 patents on chemical imaging technology, methodology and applications, Dr. Treado has consulted and lectured widely on behalf of ChemImage. 

He is also the recipient of several prestigious awards, including the 1998 Coblentz Award and a 2001 R&D 100 Award for ChemIcon’s FALCON Raman Chemical Imaging Microscope.

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