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µ-VIS: Multidisciplinary, Multiscale, Microtomographic Volume Imaging

µ-VIS X-ray Imaging Centre

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Directors

Prof. Philipp Schneider
Prof. Philipp Schneider

Professor Philipp Schneider

Director (Academic) / Academic Theme Leader

Prof. Schneider is the academic theme leader for biomedical imaging, having joined the Bioengineering Science Research Group in 2013.

Dr Mark Mavrogordato
Dr Mark Mavrogordato

Dr Mark Mavrogordato

Director (Operations)

Dr Mavrogordato oversees the centre's commercial activities, and has a keen interest in the development of custom in situ testing experiments.

µ-VIS Core Team

Dr Richard Boardman
Dr Richard Boardman

Dr Richard Boardman

Principal Scientist

Dr Boardman's research interests lie in 3D image processing and manipulation. Additionally, he is interested in novel 3D reconstruction algorithms, particularly their implementation on massive-memory compute clusters (both CPU and GPU).

Dr Orestis Katsamenis
Dr Orestis Katsamenis

Dr Orestis Katsamenis

Beamline Scientist / µ-VIS Fellow

Dr Katsamenis' background is in bioengineering sciences, and he takes a leading role in the centre's collaborations with biologists and bioengineers.

Dr Kathryn Rankin
Dr Kathryn Rankin

Dr Kathryn Rankin

Beamline Scientist / µ-VIS Fellow

Dr Rankin focuses on the centre’s commercial scanning activities, and has a keen interest in CT as a forensic engineering tool.

Dr Sebastian Rosini
Dr Sebastian Rosini

Dr Sebastian Rosini

Beamline Scientist / µ-VIS Fellow

Dr Rosini focuses on the centre’s commercial scanning activities, and specifically on damage imaging and analysis in composite and 3-D printed components for aerospace and motorsport applications.

Academic Theme Leaders

Prof. Ian Sinclair
Prof. Ian Sinclair

Professor Ian Sinclair

Academic Theme Leader (Fmr. Director)

Prof. Sinclair's core interests lie in micromechanics of failure in materials and structures. This currently involves extensive use of high resolution computed tomography methods. A wide range of interdisciplinary projects include applications of CT for biomedical, crop science, earth science and heritage projects.

 

Prof. Philippa A.S. Reed
Prof. Philippa A.S. Reed

Professor Philippa A.S. Reed

Academic Theme Leader

Prof. Reed is academic lead in structural materials, with a particular interest 3D aspects of crack initiation and growth in metallics. Major application areas include turbine materials for aerospace and power generation, along with a variety of performance issues in welds and automotive powertrain components.

Dr Thomas Blumensath
Dr Thomas Blumensath

Dr Thomas Blumensath

Academic Theme Leader

Dr. Blumensath leads work on advanced tomographic reconstruction and novel approaches to volumetric image analysis. He is also interested in the study and development of unconventional x-ray tomographic approaches as well as the use of x-ray tomography for dimensional metrology.

 

Prof. Tiina Roose
Prof. Tiina Roose

Professor Tiina Roose

Academic Theme Leader

Prof. Roose develops modelling technologies and methodologies to deal with branched biological systems such as plant roots and blood vessels.

Associates

Charalambos Rossides
Charalambos Rossides

Charalambos Rossides

Research Assistant

Charalambos (Harry) is a Control Engineer and focuses on the centre’s commercial scanning activities.

Dr Phil Basford (MEng, PhD, MIET)
Dr Phil Basford (MEng, PhD, MIET)

Dr Phil Basford

Senior Research Fellow / Computational Engineering and Design group, FEPS

Phil is a Computer Scientists and is leading the development of the supporting computation workflows and hardware needed to enable the processing of the data acquired using 3D X-ray Histology imaging and 3D image data processing.

Dr Elena Konstanti nopoulou
Dr Elena Konstanti nopoulou

Dr Elena Konstantinopoulou

Research fellow, Faculty of Medicine

Elena is a biologist and focuses on the biomedical aspects of 3D X-ray Histology imaging and 3D image data processing.

Dr Sharif Ahmed
Dr Sharif Ahmed

Dr Sharif Ahmed

Visiting Researcher

Dr Ahmed is a Beamline Scientist at DIAD beamline at Diamond Light Source synchrotron science facility. Sharif specialises in quantitive analysis techniques in 2D and 3D. His primary area of research is in 3D shape characterisation, 4D testing of granular/porous materials and numerical modelling using DEM.

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