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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:

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.

ARC grants awarded to Robert McLaughlin and Dirk Lorenser

9th Nov 2014

Congratulations to A/Prof. Robert McLaughlin for being awarded a Discovery Project grant from the Australian Research Council. The award of $355,000 over three years will support research into multi-modal OCT + fluorescence needles for cancer detection. Congratulations also to A/Prof. Dirk Lorenser for being awarded a prestigious Discovery Early Career Research Award from the Australian Research Council. The grant of $378,000, also over 3 years, is for research into combining OCT fibre probes with optical sensing technologies. Well done guys.

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