We welcome two new post docs: Jiawen Li and Karol Karnowski, to our group. Jiawen Li joins us from UC Irvine following her PhD in Zhongping Chen’s group. Karol Karnowski joins us from NCU in Torun following a postdoc in Maciej Wojtkowski’s group.
Microscope-in-a-needle features in Stories of Australian Science 2015 – an annual compilation of stories illustrating the diversity of Australian science produced by Science in Public. Read it here – page 7
OBEL’s OCT imaging probe featured in University News. Read about it here.
After over 4 illustrious years we say farewell to our recent PhD graduate Kelsey Kennedy. Kelsey’s can-do attitude, passion and enthusiasm helped shape optical elastography at OBEL into what it is today, with many papers, presentations, awards, a great thesis. From all of us at OBEL, thank you, and best of luck for the future!
Optics & Photonics News (OPN) is The Optical Society’s monthly news magazine. It provides in-depth coverage of recent developments in the field of optics and offers busy professionals the tools they need to succeed in the optics industry, as well as informative pieces on a variety of topics such as science and society, education, technology and business. It is an honor to have optical coherence elastography feature among the new and top research in optics and photonics. A big congratulations …
The Forrest Research Foundation of The University of Western Australia was established in 2014 following the donation of $65 million, over 10 years, by Andrew and Nicola Forrest, through the Minderoo Foundation as Trustee of the Forrest Family Foundation. Their donation is to assist Western Australia in becoming a world-class centre of research and innovation through attracting the next generation of outstanding intellects to this State, to pursue either doctoral studies or a postdoctoral fellowship. Applications are now open for …
Each year, the December issue of Optics & Photonics News highlights the most exciting optics research to emerge in the preceding 12 months. This year, the editors chose to include OBEL’s optical elastography work as part of the prestigious magazine issue. Congratulations to first author Brendan Kennedy and all the elastography team! Read the articles here: http://www.osa-opn.org/home/articles/volume_25/december_2014/features/optics_in_2014/#.VLilCmSUdQ1
Congratulations to Brendan Kennedy, David Sampson, and collaborator Christobel Saunders for winning a National Breast Cancer Foundation Innovator Award for “Micro-palpation: translating touch to the micro-scale to guide breast-conserving surgery.” A great outcome!
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
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!