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People

Principal Investigators

Frédérique Vanholsbeeck

 
Cushla McGoverin
Associate Professor and
Head of Biophotonics
Senior Research Fellow

Postdoctoral fellows

Marco Bonesi
Senior Research Fellow
Julia Robertson
Research Fellow
Ashly Jose
Craig Steed
Joni White

Master's student

Raymon Velivolu
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Bachelor's student

Trulani van der Heyde
Hendrik Nieuwboer
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Alumni

PhD students

Mykola Zlygostiev

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Abi Thampi

Ayomikun (Sam) Esan
Ashly Jose
Craig Steed
Joni White
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Darven Murali Tharan
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Raymon Velivolu
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Master's student

Carlie Watt
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I am interested in how scientific analysis can be used to provide insight into items of cultural heritage.  My research project investigates the use of vibrational spectroscopy to understand printed material's provenance and longevity.  Raman, near-and mid-infrared spectroscopy were used, in conjunction with principal component analysis, to differentiate between nineteenth-century rag and wood paper prints and study the degradation of artificially aged paper samples.

Bachelor's (Honours) student

Trulani van der Heyde
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Investigation of applying spectral domain optical coherence tomography to gastrointestinal imaging. This research is looking at ways OCT imaging can be used to help with diagnosis and general analysis of the gastrointestinal tract as well as studying various other biological tissues and creating new models to analyse results and combine OCT information with observations from spectroscopic imaging.
Hendrik Nieuwboer
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My project focuses on utilising optical coherence tomography along with Python to automatically, and non-invasively, detect irregularities in artwork. This process helps identify the boundaries where the artwork has been previously restored and can help to determine its authenticity.
 

Alumni

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