X-ray Tomography Group News (Archive)
Nazanin Samadi will help develop tools for comprehensive simulation of tomography beamline design and will contribute in the technical design report of the future TOMCAT 2.0 beamline upgrade. Before joining the group, she was a PhD student at the University of Saskatchewan in Canada.
Jinqiu Xu will work with the team developing X-ray phase contrast CT for breast cancer diagnosis. Before coming to PSI, she worked on CT reconstruction from incomplete data at Capital Normal University (Beijing, China).
The PSI Thesis Medal is awarded every second year to the best PhD thesis performed at the Paul Scherrer Institut. Matias received the prize for his excellent thesis entitled "Direct Self-Imaging Methods for X-ray Differential Phase and Scattering Imaging". Congratulations!
Hector Dejea, a PhD at TOMCAT, received an Outstanding Poster Presentation Award at the 9th bioMedical Applications of Synchrotron Radiation (bMASR2018) conference held in Beijing (China) from October 23rd till 27th 2018. He presented the latest results of his work, entitled Multiscale X-ray Phase Contrast Imaging for Assessing Cardiac Remodelling: towards in-vitro applications.
The TOMCAT team in collaboration with scientists from CFEL, MaxIV and ESRF developed a method for hard X-ray multi-projection imaging, using a single crystal to split the beam into multiple beams with different directions.
The 13th International Conference on Synchrotron Radiation Instrumentation (SRI 2018) was hosted by the National Synchrotron Radiation Research Center (NSRRC) from June 10 to 15, 2018. The 5-day conference was gathering scientists and engineers around the world involved in development of new concepts, techniques, and instruments related to synchrotron radiation and free electron laser research.
After his PhD at the University of Jyväskylä in Finnland in image analysis, Arttu will be working on the stitching and segmentation of large datasets in the framework of the Human Brain Project.
Dr. Konstantins Jefimovs from the TOMCAT team at SLS was awarded with the 2nd poster prize at the 4th XNPIG Conference (X-ray and Neutron Phase Contrast Imaging with Gratings) held in Zürich, September 12th-15th. He presented latest achievements on gratings fabrication under the title: “Large area small pitch gratings for X-ray interferometry by Displacement Talbot Lithography”.
Dr. Matias Kagias from the TOMCAT team at SLS is the recipient of the William H. F. Talbot Award 2017, as announced recently at the 4th XNPIG Conference (X-ray and Neutron Phase Contrast Imaging with Gratings) held in Zürich in September 12th-15th. The award is given to young PhD students for their outstanding contributions in the field of X-ray and Neutron Phase contrast imaging. This award has been introduced this year and Dr. Kagias is the first recipient ever.
Barbara Keran joins the TOMCAT team for a three-month internship
Barbara Keran, physics student at the University of Zagreb, will be working on wave-optical aspects of X-ray angiography.
Matias Kagias joins the TOMCAT team as PostDoc
Matias Kagias, will continue his research within the TOMCAT team as a postdoc. He will be working on advanced gratings interferometry applications within the framework of the Eurostar project INFORMAT.
Carolina Arboleda presented a talk contribution at the Swiss Congress of Radiology (SCR2017) in Bern
Lucia Romano gives an invited talk at EIPBN 2017
Pierre Morichau-Beauchant successfully defended his Semester Thesis
In his work entitled “Automatic Segmentation of Rat Heart Cardiac Muscle Cells”, Pierre investigated the feasibility of automatic segmentation of cardiac cells in 3D based on the Random Walker algorithm.
Mariona Castrejon successfully defended her Semester Thesis
With her work entitled “Multiscale high-resolution data visualization in fetal hearts” Mariona provided a systematic analysis on the existing, more common visualizations tools with the goal of identifying the most suited package to address multiscale imaging problems within the Heart Imaging Project run at TOMCAT in collaboration with the Universitat Pompeu Fabra.
Carolina Arboleda and Zhentian Wang just returned from an exciting beamtime at SSRF in Shanghai
The purpose of this visit was to measure several microcalcification-containing human breast tissue samples obtained from a hospital in Shanghai.
Matias Kagias successfully defended his PhD thesis.
Hector Dejea joined the TOMCAT team as a new PhD
Hector’s PhD will develop in the context of the Heart Imaging Project, working on cardiac tissue analysis with a focus towards dynamic experiments.
Fei Yang joined the TOMCAT team as a PostDoc
With a PhD in materials science imaging applications, Fei will support the team in grating-based experiments both at the beamline and in the lab.
Elena Borisova joined the TOMCAT team as a PostDoc
With a PhD in observational astrophysics, Elena has joined the beamline crew to support the team in theoretical aspects related to imaging.
Hector Dejea successfully defended his MSc Thesis
In his thesis entitled “Cardiac Microstructure Analysis with X-Ray Phase Contrast Imaging”, Hector designed a multiscale imaging setup for rodent hearts and analysed the microstructural components in endomyocardial biopsies, being able to compare in both cases control and cardiovascular disease models.
Marco Stampanoni appointed member of the SESAME SAC
The SESAME (Synchrotron-light for Experimental Science and Application in the Middle East) Council appointed Marco Stampanoni as Member of the Scientific Advisory Committee.
Marco Stampanoni appointed member of the LINXS SAB
The newly created Lund Institute for Neutron and X-ray Science (LINXS) has elected Marco Stampanoni as a member of its Scientific Advisory Board.
A paper on Applied Physics Letter introducing a dual phase grating interferometer with dark-field tunability is out now.
A paper on Optics Express describing STED properties of selected inorganic scintillators is out.
A paper on Optics Express introducing SSED (Stimulated Scintillation Emission and Depletion) X-ray imaging is out.
Goodbye to Dr. Pablo Villanueva, postdoc in our team, who is moving to Hamburg, in Prof. Chapman’s team at X-FEL.
New group member
Welcome to our new group member Minna Buehrer, who just started her PhD.
New group member
Welcome to our new group member Amogha Pandeshwar, who just started his PhD.
Congratulations to Filippo Arcadu for successfully defending his PhD thesis.
Marco Stampanoni appointed member of the ALBA SAC
The ALBA synchrotron in Barcelona, appointed Marco Stampanoni as a member of its Scientific Advisory Committee.
Congratulations to Silvia Peter for successfully defending her PhD thesis.
New group member
Welcome to our new group member Hector Dejea, who just started his Master thesis.
New group member
Welcome to our new group member Stefan Tessarini, who just started his PhD.
Zhentian Wang receives a PSI-CROSS grant for the investigation of fuel-cells with dark-field imaging, in collaboration with the team of F. Büchi at PSI.
Marco Stampanoni receives an ERC-PoC grant to further develop grating interferometry.
New SNF grant
Federica Marone receives an SNF grant for the tomographic investigation of fuel cells, in collaboration with the team of F. Büchi at PSI.