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2010 news

LDI winds down for the Holiday Season

The Laboratory for Dynamic Imaging has had an exciting and productive year in 2010. The lab group has expanded to include 4 staff members, 16 HDR students including two formal PhD completions, with another 3 completions to come in early 2011. The group has been working steadily towards journal publications in a wide variety of topics, with 9 peer reviewed journal papers published as at today, and with another 10 manuscripts under review. Research Manager, Andreas, has performed exceptionally through the grant seasons this year, holding 5 grants with funding in 2011; inclusive of an ARC Discovery Project Grant and an NHMRC Project Grant. LDI wishes everyone a Merry Christmas and a safe and Happy New Year to all.

MuBeta Lab becomes Laboratory for Dynamic Imaging

Over the past three years, the core unit of the Division of Biological Engineering has seen a lot of growth in terms of our research group, but also a strengthening of research focus and primary initiatives. In line with these advances, we have renamed our MuBeta Laboratory to the Laboratory for Dynamic Imaging, a strong reflection of our work.

Summer undergraduates arrive

LDI welcomes Summer Research Program student Jason Nham, and Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering Final Year Project students Siavash Maleki and Christian Sahayanathan, who commence their research projects in the Division of Biological Engineering for the Summer.

ARC Discovery Grant success

Congratulations to Andreas, and colleagues Prof Stuart Hooper (The Ritchie Centre, Monash Institute of Medical Research) & Prof Rob Lewis (MCSS), for their ARC Discovery Project grant success. Their project, In-vivo detection of airway injury and disease using phase contrast X-ray velocimetry, has attracted $360,000 in funding over 2011–2013.

Appointment of Laboratory Manager and Office Manager

It is with great pleasure that LDI announces the appointment of our new Laboratory Manager, Simon, and new Office Manager, Charlene, to streamline LDI's operations. Simon and Charlene are no strangers to LDI, with Simon having completed his Masters with our group and Charlene having been a research associate with the group during the last three years.

International intern student arrives

A big, Australian welcome to Thomas Tanay who commences his internship in LDI. Thomas joins us for 4 months from SUPMECA: Institut Superieur de Mecanique de Paris, in France. Thomas will conduct a research project investigating the thermal currents generated from a hotwire.

Farewell Philippe

A big Australian farewell to Philippe who has completed his internship with our group, and is due to return home to France. During Philippe's time at Monash University, he conducted reviews of our current OHS procedures and policies and offered recommendations to make these more efficient and user-friendly. We wish Philippe all the best for the completion of his studies.

PhD awarded to Sally Irvine

We are very pleased to announce that LDI student Sally Irvine has been awarded her PhD. Sally's thesis titled "Studies in X-ray dynamic speckle imaging" was accepted in fulfillment of the requirements of the degree of Doctor of Philosophy by the Monash Research Graduate School. Congratulations!

Farewell Vaibhav

LDI farewells Vaibhav, who departs for the USA to undertake postgraduate studies at Stanford University. Vaibhav, a former Summer Research Program student and former Final Year Project student within LDI, has been undertaking an extension of his FYP studying jet shock cells with Ivan Ng, since January this year. Together they have submitted journal papers of their research, with one published in Journal of Visualisation and another in Experiments in Fluids. We wish Vaibhav all the best with his postgraduate studies.

PhD awarded to Chuong Nguyen

We are very pleased to announce that LDI student Chuong Nguyen has been awarded his PhD. Chuong's thesis titled "Particle image velocimetry developments for improved near-wall flow measurements" was accepted in fulfillment of the requirements of the degree of Doctor of Philosophy by the Monash Research Graduate School. Congratulations!

Journal of Synchrotron Radiation publication

Congratulations to Charlene, Simon and Andreas, for their paper entitled "An asynchronous high-speed synchrotron shutter", published in Journal of Synchrotron Radiation. Please see our 2010 Publications page for more details.

International intern student arrives

A big, Australian welcome to Philippe Marchal who commences his internship in LDI. Philippe joins us for 2 months from EI CESI – Ecole d'ingénieurs du cesi, in France, from a background of logistics and quality control. With his arrival, we farewell Laure Sevenier who has completed her 5 month internship on a project involving the PIV of a lung model. We wish her the best of luck completing her Mechanical Engineering studies in Paris.

SPring-8 synchrotron trip #3 for 2010

Aidan returns back to the office after another small round of experiments at the SPring-8 synchrotron with colleagues from the Monash Centre for Synchrotron Science and the Women's and Children's Hospital in Adelaide.

New Masters student Sajith Welikala commences

A warm welcome to Sajith who joins our group as a new Masters student. Sajith will be conducting a project involving the investigation of lung pathology, utilising the programming of microprocessors as part of the design of biomedical devices, including lung ventilators and resuscitation monitors.

International Symposium on Laser Techniques in Fluid Dynamics

Congratulations to Andreas, Steve, Aidan and Rajeev for the successful presentation of their conference papers at the 15th International Symposium on Applications of Laser Techniques in Fluid Dynamics, held 5th–8th July, in Lisbon, Portugal. Please see our 2010 Publications page for more details.

SPring-8 synchrotron trip #2 for 2010

Andreas, Jordan and Aidan complete a successful round of SPring-8 synchrotron experiments. Preliminary data using a new asthma model shows promising advancements.

New PhD student commences with the Cell and Tissue Lab

A warm welcome to Mariam Sarvi who joins our group as a new PhD student. Mariam will be working closely with Karla in the Cell and Tissue Engineering Laboratory on a project developing bioreactors for embryonic stem cells.

New Masters student commences

After completing a 6 week placement in our group, Adam has started his candidature as a new Masters student within our group. Adam will be working alongside Jayne and Jordan, continuing our group's on-going work with lung ventilation.

Journal of Visualisation publication

Congratulations to Ivan, Vaibhav, Prof Kerry Hourigan, Andreas, and colleague Greg Sheard from the Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, for their paper entitled "Surface topography of jet shock cells in a hydraulic analogy", published in Journal of Visualisation. Please see our 2010 Publications page for more details.

International intern student arrives

A big, Australian welcome to Laure Sevenier who commences her internship in LDI. Laure joins us for 5 months from SUPMECA: Institut Superieur de Mecanique de Paris, in France.

New PhD student Zac Ismadi commences

A warm welcome to Zac who joins our group as a new PhD student. Zac will be working closely with our visiting academic Patrice on flow visualisation within a bioreactor.

Experiments in Fluids publication

Congratulations to Chuong Nguyen, Andreas and Dr Josie Carberry for their paper entitled "Improvement of measurement accuracy in micro PIV by image overlapping", published in Experiments in Fluids. Please see our 2010 Publications page for more details.

Semester One commences at Monash University Clayton

After a busy Summer, Semester One commences at Monash University Clayton. The Division of Biological Engineering is once again running a fourth year elective ENG4700: Biological Imaging and Sensing, open to all final year students enrolled in a Faculty of Engineering degree.

RRR FM radio interview about our research

Andreas featured in 102.7 RRR FM's Einstein a go go morning radio program to casually discuss and enlighten the wider community on using synchrotron radiation to perform biological engineering research. He discussed some of our group's research endeavours, primarily using synchrotrons to take X-ray images of the movement of blood cells and lung movement in the bodies of living creatures. To hear the podcast, please visit RRR FM's Einstein a go go (Feb 28th 2010) podcast page.

Journal of Instrumentation publication

Congratulations to Marcus Kitchen of the School of Physics, Andreas, Steve and colleagues for their paper entitled "A new design for high stability pressure-controlled ventilation for small animal lung imaging", published in Journal of Instrumentation. Please see our 2010 Publications page for more details.

Completion of Summer Research program

The Division wishes Brendan Yeung, Ilani M. Jamin, Joshua Ebenezer, Xiao-jing Wang, Xiang Ao and Zhaoyuan Li farewell, and all the best for the completion of their Engineering degrees at Monash University. The six Summer Research students successfully completed Biological Engineering related projects with our group over the past Summer. Their efforts were captured in the form of posters, which may be viewed in our offices and labs over the coming year.

Summer student wins poster competition

A big congratulations to Brendan Yeung, one of the Division's Summer Research students (supervised by Andreas and Dr Greg Sheard from the Department of Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering), who's poster was voted 1st place in the Faculty of Engineering's Summer Research Program's Annual Poster Competition. Brendan's poster detailed the project he was conducting with our group over Summer: Lift Generation of a Hovering Wing in 2D.

New member joins the Division of Biological Engineering

We are pleased to welcome Adam Silverii to our office. Adam joins us for 6 weeks as a Research Assistant before he commences his candidature in a Masters of Engineering Science, where he will continue work on Jayne's ventilator project.

Workshop on Applications of Synchrotron Radiation

Congratulations to Andreas for his talk at the 4th Australian-Italian Workshop on Applications of Synchrotron Radiation between the 19th and 21st of February, 2010 in Mt Eliza, Melbourne. Please find details on our 2010 Publications page.

MASR/BSR synchrotron Conference 2010

Well done to Stephen and Andreas for their talks, as well as Simon for his poster presentation at the joint meetings of Biology and Synchrotron Radiation (BSR 2010) & Medical Applications of Synchrotron Radiation (MASR 2010) between the 15th and 18th of February, 2010 at the Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre. Members of LDI co-authored four conference papers, and four conference posters at the meeting. Please find details on our 2010 Publications page.

Visiting Academic Patrice Meunier arrives

Dr Patrice Meunier joins the Division of Biological Engineering as a visiting academic on sabbatical leave until Christmas this year. Patrice is from Institut de Recherche sur les Phénomenes Hors Equilibre in France and specialises in flow visualisation. Back home he works closely with our friend and collaborator Dr Thomas Leweke. While at Monash, Patrice will tackle a project involving visualisation of flow inside a bioreactor.

SPring-8 synchrotron trip #1 for 2010

Andreas, Dr Josie Carberry, Steve, Simon, Aidan and our final year student Joshua return from the first round of SPring-8 synchrotron experiments for 2010. We hope to publish two papers from experimental results gathered from this trip, including a high-speed synchrotron shuttering system and fluid flow experiments utilising blood.

Optics Express publication

Congratulations to Sally Irvine, colleague David Paganin of the School of Physics, Steve, Aidan, and Andreas for their paper entitled "Vector tomographic X-ray phase contrast velocimetry utilizing dynamic blood speckle", published in Optics Express. Please see our 2010 Publications page for more details.

Applied Physics Letter publication

Congratulations to Steve, Aidan, Prof Kerry Hourigan, Andreas and colleagues for their paper entitled "Computed tomographic X-ray velocimetry", published in Applied Physics Letters. Please see our 2010 Publications page for more details.

3 new postgraduate students commence

With the beginning of the new year, LDI welcomes four new postgraduate students, Richard, Dilendra and former staff member Ivan, who have begun their postgraduate studies within the Division of Biological Engineering.