Winthrop Professor David Sampson is Director of the Centre for Microscopy, Characterisation & Analysis, which is The University of Western Australia’s micro-imaging core facility, and a node of the Australian Microscopy & Microanalysis Research Facility and the (Australian) National Imaging Facility. He heads the Optical+Biomedical Engineering Laboratory in the School of Electrical, Electronic & Computer Engineering.
His personal research interests are in optics and photonics applied to medicine and biology and range from the fundamental – methods in optical microscopy and light propagation in tissue, to the engineering of optical instruments, to the application of optical imaging methods in clinical medicine. His current focus is on microscope-in-a-needle technology and its applications, and optical elastography – both using optical coherence tomography.
He is an Editorial Board Member of the SPIE’s Journal of Biomedical Optics. He is an Associate Editor for the IEEE Transactions on Biomedical Engineering and for IEEE Photonics Journal. He was previously an Associate Editor for Applied Optics. Prof Sampson is a Fellow of the OSA and the SPIE.