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2011 news

LDI winds down for the Holiday Season

2011 has been a fabulous year for the Laboratory for Dynamic Imaging. The LDI research group has maintained 4 staff members and 15 HDR students. The group has once again been working steadily towards journal publications in a wide variety of fields, with 9 peer reviewed journal papers published for the year, and will begin 2012 with 5 manuscripts accepted for publication, and another 5 manuscripts under review. Research Manager, Andreas, has also achieved a fantastic career highlight this year by being awarded the top ranked NHMRC Career Development Fellowship in his category.

LDI wishes everyone a Merry Christmas & a safe and Happy New Year to all.

SPring-8 synchrotron trip #3 for 2011

Andreas, Charlene, as well as colleagues Dr Karen Siu (MCSS & School of Physics) and Dr Kaye Morgan (School of Physics), along with collaborators from the Women's and Children's Hospital in Adelaide, head to the Japanese synchrotron SPring-8 to conduct experiments in Cystic Fibrosis Lung Disease.

Andreas receives NHMRC Achievement Award

The Laboratory for Dynamic Imaging is proud to announce Monash University Senior Research Fellow and LDI Research Manager, Andreas, was last night the recipient of a prestigious NHMRC Achievement Award.

The NHMRC Achievement Awards recognise outstanding achievements in health and medical research, and are awarded to the highest scoring applicants in the year’s peer review of research support and fellowships schemes. Andreas’s Achievement Award recognises the top ranked Career Development Fellowship in the Biomedical Category (Level 1) for the 2011 Career Development Fellowship funding round.

The LDI research team composed of research staff and postgraduate students are proud to be part of the team that shares in this recognition.

For more information, please visit the NHMRC Excellence Awards 2011-12.

Summer undergraduates arrive in LDI

As the regular teaching semester draws to a close at Monash University, LDI welcomes our Summer undergraduates who will be doing various placements within our laboratory over the next 3 months. We welcome Gillian, Ming, Isaac and Warren to the Monash University Summer Research Program. Gillian is supervised by Dr Pauline Assemat, the Division of Biological Engineering's post-doctoral fellow from France. Ming and Isaac are supervised by our colleague Dr Josie Carberry from the Department of Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering, and Warren is supervised by LDI research head, Andreas. We also welcome Liam Shannon and Wilson Teng, both previous FYP students of Andreas, who are working on practical engineering projects in our laboratory. We hope that everyone has a challenging, enjoyable and satisfying time in over Summer.

SPring-8 synchrotron trip #2 for 2011

Andreas, Steve, Sajith, Aidan, and Charlene once again head to the Japanese synchrotron in Hyogo for lung and blood research experiments at the SPring-8 synchrotron.

2012 FYP Projects in LDI

LDI is offering a number of biological related Final Year Projects for 2012, most suitable for Mechanical, Mechatronics and Electrical engineering students with an interest in biology, image processing and computing. We encourage all students to contact supervisor, Andreas via email as early as possible to discuss suitability for the projects. Please note that no students will be taken after the listed application due date.

Farewell Jayne

A big farewell to Jayne who has completed her Masters studies with LDI in neonatal respiratory ventilator design. Her custom built ventilator has been an integral part of lung research in our group and forms a strong basis upon which we are developing our next generation ventilator. We wish Jayne all the best for her future endeavours.

Fellowship success

The Laboratory for Dynamic Imaging is extremely proud to announce LDI Research Manager, Andreas, was successful in his NHMRC Career Development Fellowship application. We congratulate Andreas and look forward to progress with his research endeavours in dynamic imaging techniques for biological function and disease. For more information, please see the Monash Research Office bulletin.

Article featured in The Saturday Age

The Saturday Age interviews Andreas for their On The Frontiers section. Featured is a high-resolution rendered reconstruction of the lung, produced by Steve and colleagues, from data collected by our research team at the SPring-8 Synchrotron in Japan.

The Visualization Society of Japan award won

Congratulations to Ivan, Andreas, Vaibhav, and coauthors for their portfolio photograph from Surface Topography of Jet Shock Cells in an Hydraulic Analogy, Journal of Visualisation, 13(3), 175–176, doi: 10.1007/s12650-010-0032-3, which has been selected for the VSJ Award for Excellent Visualization in 2011. The photograh, as seen below, will be featured at the Visualization Symposium at Kogakuin University in Shinjyuku, Tokyo, on July 18-19th.

Manuscript published online in Gene Therapy

Congratulations to Aidan and coauthors for their synchrotron mouse airway manuscript, Synchrotron phase-contrast X-ray imaging reveals fluid dosing dynamics for gene transfer into mouse airways, published in Gene Therapy. For more information, please visit our 2011 Publications page.

SPring-8 synchrotron trip #1 for 2011

Andreas, Jordan, Richard, Adam, and Sajith head back to Japan for asthma and lung research experiments at the SPring-8 synchrotron. The SPring-8 synchrotron was unaffected by the magnitude 8.9 earthquake and tsunami that hit in March this year, which knocked out power production on the upper east-coast of Japan.

Manuscript published online in Lab on a Chip

Congratulations to Michael and coauthors for their microfluidic cross slot manuscript, Feedback control system simulator for the control of biological cells in microfluidic cross slots and integrated microfluidic systems, published in Lab on a Chip. For more information, please visit our 2011 Publications page.

Manuscript accepted for publication in Experiments in Fluids

Congratulations to Rajeev and coauthors for their PIV optimisation manuscript, Optimisation of temporal averaging processes in PIV, accepted for publication in Experiments in Fluids. For more information, please visit our 2011 Publications page.

MASSIVE launch

The Multi-modal Australian ScienceS Imaging and Visualisation Environment (MASSIVE) was unveiled by the Victorian State Minister for Technology, the Honourable Gordon Rich-Phillips yesterday. As a researcher in the cross-disciplinary field of bio-engineering that encompasses engineering, medicine and science, Andreas appeared at the MASSIVE launch to discuss the benefits that such a system will bring to researchers, giving particular example of how MASSIVE will revolutionise the lung studies into asthma and cystic fibrosis that our research group is currently undertaking.

Cosmos Magazine published a news article, Supercomputers give 3D view, following the launch.
For more information, please see the Monash New Article — 8th March 2011.

Manuscript accepted for publication in Experiments in Fluids

Congratulations to Vaibhav, Ivan, Andreas and coauthors for their jet shock cell manuscript, Combined Particle Image Velocimetry and Reference Image Topography Technique: Application to Jet Shock Cells using the Hydraulic Analogy, accepted for publication in Experiments in Fluids. For more information, please visit our 2011 Publications page.

Summer Research Program concludes

The Summer Research Program has once again concluded in anticipation of the beginning of Monash University's Semester 1 commencing on Monday. We wish our Summer Research Program student, Jason Nham, the very best with the rest of his studies in Engineering and Biomedical Sciences, and also congratulate him on his winning poster he presented to the Faculty of Engineering today. The poster detailed the digital holographic tomography project he conducted over Summer with LDI.

Manuscript accepted for publication in Journal of Instrumentation

Congratulations to Trevor Ackerly and coauthors for their synchrotron calorimetry manuscript, High resolution optical calorimetry for synchrotron microbeam radiation therapy, accepted for publication in Journal of Instrumentation. For more information, please visit our 2011 Publications page.

New PhD student Yann Henon commences

A warm welcome to Yann who joins our group as a new PhD student. Yann will be continuing computational research that he initially conducted in his 2010 Final Year Project, whilst supervised by Andreas and Dr Greg Sheard (Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering).

Manuscript accepted for publication in Journal of Physiology

Congratulations to Melissa Siew and coauthors for their lung aeration manuscript, Surfactant increases the uniformity of lung aeration at birth in ventilated preterm rabbits, accepted for publication in Journal of Physiology. For more information, please visit our 2011 Publications page.

Manuscript accepted for publication in Physics in Fluids

Congratulations to Zac and coauthors for their vortex breakdown manuscript, Experimental control of vortex breakdown by density effects, accepted for publication in Physics in Fluids. For more information, please visit our 2011 Publications page.

Farewell Thomas

A big Australian farewell to Thomas who has completed his internship with our group, and is due to return home to France. During Thomas's time at Monash University, he conducted a project using the BOS method to visualise the free convection from a horizontal heated wire in water. We wish Thomas all the best for the completion of his studies.

Manuscript accepted for publication in Annals of Biomedical Engineering

Congratulations to Aidan and coauthors for their X-ray velocimetry manuscript, X-ray Velocimetry and haemodynamic forces within a stenosed femoral model at physiological flow rates, accepted for publication in Annals of Biomedical Engineering. For more information, please visit our 2011 Publications page.

Manuscript published online in Annals of Biomed Eng

Congratulations to Elham and coauthors for their thrombi geometry manuscript, Effect of hemodynamic forces on thrombi geometry, published online in Annals of Biomedical Engineering. For more information, please visit our Publications 2011 page.

LDI welcomes the new year

Monash University reopens after the Christmas and New Year closedown.