Current Members

Staff members

 Barry Cense A/Prof. Barry Cense

Barry Cense studied Applied Physics at the Fontys Hogeschool Eindhoven (1995). He holds a PhD degree from Twente University, the Netherlands (2005). His research has brought him from the Netherlands (Philips Corporate Research), to the USA (Massachusetts General Hospital, Indiana University), Japan (Utsunomiya University), Australia (University of Western Australia) and South Korea (Yonsei University). His research interests include imaging of the human retina with ultra-high resolution polarization-sensitive optical coherence tomography and adaptive optics, retinal tracking and retinal diseases such as age-related macular degeneration and glaucoma. Barry joined OBEL in March of 2018, and he is currently in Seoul for a 2-year fellowship at Yonsei University.

Michael Jona Hackmann 
PhD student
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Michael joined OBEL as a Research Associate in June 2018 and has since embarked on his PhD journey in 2020. He received his BSc and MSc degree in Physics from the University of Münster (Germany) in 2013 and 2016, and a MSc in Advanced Physics from the University of Seville (Spain) in 2016.

Michael is interested in applications of polarization-sensitive OCT to study airway tissue remodeling, particularly airway smooth muscle, in Asthma. Working with a team of clinicians, engineers and physiologists he is bringing this technique into Australian clinics.

In his spare time he enjoys surfing and teaching kids to surf, and reading books (a favourite: Cosmic Banditos by Allan Weisbecker).

Hadi Afsharan hadi
PhD student

Hadi joined OBEL as a PhD student in February 2019. He is working on polarization sensitive OCT and AO-OCT and their application in retinal imaging.
Hadi previously studied physics at University of Tabriz as his BS and received his master of science degree in Photonics from Iran University of Science and Technology. His work was focused on cancer detection using highly sensitive methods. He also worked as a research assistant at Immunology Research Center of the Tabriz University of medical sciences from 2016 to 2018.

Qiang Wang QiangWangPhDstudentObel
PhD student

Qiang joined OBEL as a PhD student in April of 2019. He is interested in developing vasculature imaging methods based on optical coherence tomography and laser speckle imaging.
He is currently working on new Optical Coherence Tomography Angiography (OCTA) methods to provide high quality 3D in-vivo blood vessel images.
Previously, Qiang graduated from Huazhong University of Science and Technology with a Bachelor degree of engineering in Optoelectronic Information, and graduated from the University of Western Australia with a Master degree of engineering in Electrical and Electronic Engineering.