About OBEL

Section 1. Overview

The Optical+Biomedical Engineering Laboratory is in the School of Electrical, Electronic and Computer Engineering at The University of Western Australia in Perth, Western Australia.

OBEL’s research is in the fields of biomedical optics, biophotonics, and optical microscopy. It is conducted at the interfaces of the disciplines of optics, biomedical engineering, biology and clinical medicine. We study new ideas and seek deeper understanding of basic optical interactions in tissues, as well as build instrumentation and deploy it in imaging and diagnostic applications with collaborators in medicine and biology.

We develop new capabilities and solve existing problems based on the use of light.

Our activities include:

  • theory and modeling of optical techniques and optical interactions in tissue;
  • building and designing optical and photonics experiments and systems;
  • engineering imaging systems and instruments for clinical medical use;
  • conducting collaborative research in medical and biological applications.

We have roles and projects for electrical engineers, software engineers, mechanical / mechatronics engineers, optical engineers, physicists, mathematicians, biologists, and biotechnologists.