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µ-VIS: Multidisciplinary, Multiscale, Microtomographic Volume Imaging

µ-VIS X-Ray Imaging Centre

People

Director

Prof. Ian Sinclair
Prof. Ian Sinclair

Professor Ian Sinclair

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.

 

µ-VIS Core Team

Dr. Mark Mavrogordato
Dr. Mark Mavrogordato

Dr. Mark Mavrogordato

Commercial Director

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

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

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. Neil O'Brien
Dr. Neil O'Brien

Dr. Neil O'Brien

µ-VIS Fellow

Dr. O'Brien's current research focusses on techniques for scanning large, approximately flat samples, including both system design and reconstruction methods.

Dr. Sharif Ahmed
Dr. Sharif Ahmed

Dr. Sharif Ahmed

µ-VIS Fellow

Dr. Ahmed 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.

Dr. Kathryn Rankin
Dr. Kathryn Rankin

Dr. Kathryn Rankin

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.

Academic Theme Leaders

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. Philipp Schneider
Dr. Philipp Schneider

Dr. Philipp Schneider

Academic Theme Leader

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

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.

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