Prof. David D. Sampson
Vice-Provost Research & Innovation at Univ of Surrey
SPIE Involvement:
| Board of Directors | Fellows Committee | Publications Committee | Strategic Planning Committee | Fellow status | Conference Program Committee | Conference Chair | Symposium Committee | Journal Editorial Board Member | Editor | Author
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 (83)

SPIE Conference Volume | March 26, 2018

Proc. SPIE. 10470, Endoscopic Microscopy XIII
KEYWORDS: GRIN lenses, Laser sources, Prisms, Real time imaging, Injuries, Visualization, Imaging systems, Optical coherence tomography, Vertical cavity surface emitting lasers, 3D image processing

Proc. SPIE. 10470, Endoscopic Microscopy XIII
KEYWORDS: Human subjects, Modulation, Polarization, Birefringence, Visualization, Tissues, Optical coherence tomography, Multiplexing, 3D metrology

SPIE Journal Paper | January 26, 2018
JBO Vol. 23 Issue 02
KEYWORDS: Biomedical optics, Medical research, Electronics engineering, Computer engineering, Biomedical engineering, Laser safety, Digital libraries, Scanning transmission electron microscopy, Microscopes, Skin

SPIE Journal Paper | December 18, 2017
JBO Vol. 22 Issue 12
KEYWORDS: Optical coherence tomography, Biomedical optics, Ophthalmology, Microscopy, Biomedical engineering, Physics, Medicine, Biology, Tissues, Photonics

SPIE Journal Paper | October 11, 2017
JBO Vol. 22 Issue 10
KEYWORDS: Tissues, Optical coherence tomography, Lung, Tissue optics, Solids, Integrated optics, Tomography, Coherence (optics), Diagnostics, Lymphatic system

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Conference Committee Involvement (38)
Optical Methods for Inspection, Characterization, and Imaging of Biomaterials IV
24 June 2019 | Munich, Germany
Translation of Lasers and Biophotonics Technologies and Procedures: Toward the Clinic
23 June 2019 | Munich, Germany
Optical Coherence Imaging Techniques and Imaging in Scattering Media
23 June 2019 | Munich, Germany
Optical Elastography and Tissue Biomechanics VI
2 February 2019 | San Francisco, California, United States
Biophotonics: Photonic Solutions for Better Health Care
23 April 2018 | Strasbourg, France
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