Latest News

Rising through the ranks!

29th Aug 2015

Big congratulations to Brendan Kennedy, who has been promoted to Senior Research Fellow, and also Wes Allen, who has won a prestigious William and Marlene Schrader Postgraduate Scholarship.

Welcome to Jiawen Li and Karol Karnowski

30th Jul 2015

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.

Farewell to Kelsey Kennedy

2nd Jun 2015

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!

“Optical Coherence Elastography” Features in Optics & Photonics News, April 2015

2nd Apr 2015

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 …

Forrest Research Foundation Scholarships – Applications close 6 March!

27th Jan 2015

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 …

Optical elastography work featured in Optics and Photonics News “Optics in 2014”

3rd Dec 2014

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:

National Breast Cancer Foundation innovator award

27th Nov 2014

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!

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:

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