Prof. David D. Sampson
at Univ of Surrey
SPIE Involvement:
Conference Program Committee | Editorial Board Member: Journal of Biomedical Optics | Author | Editor | Special Event Speaker
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 (84)

Proceedings Article | 13 March 2024 Presentation
Proceedings Volume PC12816, PC1281602 (2024)
KEYWORDS: Quantitative analysis, Vascular diseases, Software development, Optical coherence tomography, Open source software, Image processing, Equipment, Diseases and disorders, Dermatology, Data analysis

Proceedings Article | 13 March 2024 Presentation
Proceedings Volume PC12824, PC128240A (2024)
KEYWORDS: Open source software, Equipment, Retinal diseases, Reproducibility, Image analysis, Vascular diseases, Retinal scanning, Quantitative analysis, Optical sensing, Optical coherence tomography

Proceedings Article | 17 March 2023 Presentation
Proceedings Volume PC12356, PC1235602 (2023)
KEYWORDS: Optical coherence tomography, Dental caries, In vivo imaging, Radiography, Diagnostics, Teeth, Stereoscopy, Radio optics, Fiber optics, Birefringence

SPIE Journal Paper | 13 July 2022 Open Access
Loretta Scolaro, Dirk Lorenser, Bryden Quirk, Rodney Kirk, Louisa Ho, Elizabeth Thomas, Jiawen Li, Christobel Saunders, David Sampson, Rebecca Fuller, Robert McLaughlin
JBO, Vol. 27, Issue 07, 076004, (July 2022)
KEYWORDS: Luminescence, Optical coherence tomography, Tissue optics, Multimodal imaging, Imaging systems, Breast cancer, Analog electronics, Tissues, Confocal microscopy, Cancer

Proceedings Article | 5 March 2021 Presentation
Proceedings Volume 11646, 116460V (2021)
KEYWORDS: Tissue optics, Skin, Collagen, In vivo imaging, Tissues, Reconstruction algorithms, Optical coherence tomography, Algorithm development, Polarization, Natural surfaces

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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 (57)
Endoscopic Microscopy XX
25 January 2025 | San Francisco, California, United States
Optical Elastography and Tissue Biomechanics XII
25 January 2025 | San Francisco, California, United States
Biomedical Spectroscopy, Microscopy, and Imaging III
8 April 2024 | Strasbourg, France
Clinical Biophotonics III
7 April 2024 | Strasbourg, France
Endoscopic Microscopy XIX
27 January 2024 | San Francisco, California, United States
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