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µ-VIS: Multidisciplinary, Multiscale, Microtomographic Volume Imaging

µ-VIS X-ray Imaging Centre

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Directors

Prof. Ian Sinclair
Prof. Ian Sinclair

Professor Ian Sinclair

Director (Academic) / Academic Theme Leader

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.

 

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 Phil Basford
Dr Phil Basford

Dr Phil Basford

Beamline Scientist / µ-VIS Fellow

Dr Basford 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 Fernando Alvarez Borges
Dr Fernando Alvarez Borges

Dr Fernando Alvarez Borges

Beamline Scientist / µ-VIS Fellow

Dr Alvarez-Borges main research fields are Geotechnics and Geomechanics, and uses CT to study the interaction between building foundations and the soil and rock on which they are built.

Dr Ehsan Nazemi
Dr Ehsan Nazemi

Dr Ehsan Nazemi

µ-VIS specialist technician

Dr. Nazemi's main responsibilities include, but not limited to, running X-ray scans and reconstruction, data processing, caring X-ray machines, and other aspects of day-to-day operations.

Academic Theme Leaders

Prof. Ian Sinclair
Prof. Ian Sinclair

Professor Philipp Schneider

Academic Theme Leader (Fmr. Academic Director)

Prof. Schneider is a academic lead for biomedical imaging, having joined the Bioengineering Science Research Group in 2013 and he has been leading the 3D X-ray Histology project.

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

Dr Elena Konstanti nopoulou
Dr Elena Konstanti nopoulou

Dr Elena Konstantinopoulou

Research fellow, Faculty of Medicine

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

Dr Stephanie Robinson
Dr Stephanie Robinson

Dr Stephanie Robinson

Research fellow

Dr Robinson is a post-doctoral research fellow who works on 3D imaging and functional modelling of microlymphatic networks in both clinical and pre-clinical samples. Although her focus is on pulmonary networks, she also works on dermal and pancreatic lymphatic networks.

Dr Katie Dexter
Dr Katie Dexter

Dr Katie Dexter

Experimental Officer

Dr Dexter is part of the team BIU team, and runs the in vivo small animal imaging CT and optical imaging systems.

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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