Research prizes

Vice-Chancellor Awards

10th Sep 2015

Big congratulations to Dr. Brendan Kennedy for being awarded The Vice-Chancellor’s Mid-Career Research Award and Professor David Sampson for being awarded The Vice-Chancellor’s Senior Research Award.

Brendan Kennedy receives WA Tall Poppy Award

19th Nov 2014

Congratulations to Brendan for being chosen as one of three UWA scientists for the prestigious “Tall Poppy Awards.” These are offered by the Australian Institute of Policy and Science to “celebrate the country’s best and brightest young achievers across the sciences.” Brendan was nominated by his peers for his work in development of elastography for imaging breast cancer. More info on the awards can be found in the UWA News Release: http://www.news.uwa.edu.au/201411207161/awards-and-prizes/uwa-home-outstanding-young-scientists

Robert McLaughlin receives UWA Mid-Career Research Award

14th Nov 2014

In what has been a very good week for A/Prof. Robert McLaughlin, he has been awarded the UWA Vice-Chancellor’s Mid-Career Research Award. The award is given for distinguished achievement in research, with only a small number awards presented annually. Congratulations Rob!

OBEL receives Vice-Chancellor’s award for Impact and Innovation

14th Nov 2014

The inaugural UWA Research Awards, recently announced as part of UWA Research week, celebrated the work of the OBEL team. OBEL’s Microscope-in-a-Needle project was awarded the UWA Vice-Chancellor’s Award in Impact and Innovation. Selected from research projects across the entire university, the Vice-Chancellor’s award recognises the team’s contribution to innovation of research.

OBEL awarded WA Innovator of the Year award

9th Nov 2014

OBEL have been awarded the WA Innovator of the Year award for their Microscope-in-a-needle project. The prize was awarded by the WA Department of Commerce, and is sponsored by Mitsubishi Corporation. The team won the Emerging Innovation category, competing with companies and research labs from across the state. Congratulations to whole team on a great achievement. Details can be found here: http://www.news.uwa.edu.au/201411067095/awards-and-prizes/uwa-scoops-innovation-prizes-medical-breakthroughs

Student poster prize win for Kelsey Kennedy at this year’s Gordon Research Conference

3rd Aug 2014

Congratulations to Kelsey Kennedy for winning one of ten student poster prizes at the 2014 Gordon Research Conference on Lasers in Medicine & Biology. Kelsey has recently submitted her PhD at OBEL, on developing optical coherence elastography (OCE). Her poster covered the recent work on OCE for providing mechanical contrast in human breast tissue. The Gordon Research Conference has been ongoing since the 1960s, and has always had a strong medical orientation.

Loretta Scolaro wins Canon Extreme Imaging Competition

15th Apr 2014

Dr Loretta Scolaro, who recently completed her PhD at OBEL, has been awarded first prize in the Canon Extreme Imaging Competition at a ceremony in Sydney. The annual competition, sponsored by Canon, is open to all Australian university students who are developing new imaging techniques or equipment, and aims to promote and celebrate advancement in imaging science research. Loretta’s entry, “Imaging cancer through the eye of a needle’, described her work in developing miniaturized OCT probes, small enough to be …

OBEL wins SPIE Start-up Challenge business pitch competition

10th Apr 2014

OBEL’s microscope-in-a-needle research recently won the SPIE Start-up Challenge in San Francisco, USA. Run by SPIE, the competition invites researchers to present a 3 minute business pitch of their work. The Competition is held at Photonics West, the world’s largest laser and photonics conference and trade show, with over 20,000 attendees. OBEL was represented by A/Prof. Robert McLaughlin, who beat competition from Massachusetts Institute of Technology and University of Toronto, as well as CEOs of several technology companies. SPIE have …

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