Prof. David D. Sampson
at Univ of Surrey
Area of Expertise:
Biomedical optics , Optical coherence tomography , Biophotonics , Optical microscopy , Guided-wave micro-optics , Endomicroscopy
Profile Summary

Professor David Sampson is the Vice-Provost, Research & Innovation, at the University of Surrey, Guildford, United Kingdom and head of the Optical+Biomedical Engineering Laboratory, Department of Electrical, Electronic & Computer Engineering, University of Western Australia (UWA), Perth, Australia. Previously, David was Director of the Centre for Microscopy, Characterisation & Analysis at UWA.

David has nearly thirty years’ research experience in photonics, optics, and microscopy, and applications in communications and biomedicine. He is an authority in optical coherence tomography, with several main interests. These include the microscope-in-a-needle, which targets surgical and biopsy guidance, for which he was awarded the IEEE Distinguished Lecturer Award, and several other prizes. Another main interest is optical elastography, the micro-scale imaging of mechanical properties of tissue, mainly directed towards breast cancer tumour margin detection. Both these areas are undergoing commercialisation through spin-off companies. Another main interest is in developing optical coherence tomography angiography and lymphangiography as novel tools to assess health conditions.

David is heavily involved in the global optics & photonics community, serving as Director of the SPIE – The International Society for Optics & Photonics (2017-2019), and is a fellow of the optics societies, SPIE and OSA, and the electrical engineering society, IEEE. He serves on various society committees and editorial boards, and regularly organises and chairs conferences.
Publications (79)

SPIE Journal Paper | 15 September 2020
JBO Vol. 25 Issue 09

SPIE Journal Paper | 10 September 2020
JBO Vol. 25 Issue 09

SPIE Journal Paper | 3 April 2020
JBO Vol. 25 Issue 04
KEYWORDS: Optical coherence tomography, Signal attenuation, Tissues, Scattering, Tissue optics, Light scattering, Skin, Optical properties, Absorption, Cancer

Proceedings Article | 7 March 2019 Presentation
Proc. SPIE. 10854, Endoscopic Microscopy XIV
KEYWORDS: Optical components, Birefringence, Tissues, Optical coherence tomography, Collagen, Associative arrays, Optical alignment, Tissue optics, Signal analyzers

Proceedings Article | 4 March 2019 Presentation
Proc. SPIE. 10854, Endoscopic Microscopy XIV
KEYWORDS: Signal to noise ratio, Optical imaging, Endoscopy, Gaussian beams, Tissues, Imaging systems, Image resolution, Laser beam diagnostics, Statistical modeling, Systems modeling

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Proceedings Volume Editor (9)

SPIE Conference Volume | 26 March 2018

SPIE Conference Volume | 4 May 2017

SPIE Conference Volume | 3 May 2017

SPIE Conference Volume | 7 July 2016

SPIE Conference Volume | 13 April 2015

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Conference Committee Involvement (45)
Optical Methods for Inspection, Characterization, and Imaging of Biomaterials V
21 June 2021 | Munich, Germany
Endoscopic Microscopy XVI
6 March 2021 | Online Only, California, United States
Optical Elastography and Tissue Biomechanics VIII
6 March 2021 | Online Only, California, United States
Clinical Biophotonics
6 April 2020 | Online Only, France
Biomedical Spectroscopy, Microscopy, and Imaging
6 April 2020 | Online Only, France
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