NBIP Ireland - NUI Galway, Tissue Optics and Microcirculation Group


PhD Student


4 years

Informal enquiries to: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it Martin Leahy. We are looking for highly motivated students who wish to hone their knowledge of physics, engineering and/or software development to deliver new tools for clinical and pre-clinical investigation of the eye, skin and brain. The Tissue Optics and Microcirculation Imaging Group (TOMI) is part of a substantial Photonics Cluster at Galway, which includes the National Centre for Laser Applications, The Applied Optics Group and The Biophotonics Group among others. The group is well funded and benefits enormously from the on campus hospital and small animal facilities. TOMI is a key facility of the National Biophotonics and Imaging Platform

Example project: The focus of this studentship is to establish multiple-reference OCT as a completely new and potentially disruptive approach to small form factor, low cost OCT imaging and measurement for a range of imaging and measurement applications including ophthalmic diagnostics and therapeutics in relation to conditions of the eye such as cataracts, diabetic retinopathy, glaucoma and macular degeneration. In this project optical and processing methods will be investigated to improve a novel time domain optical coherence tomography (OCT) system to examine and ultimately to make quantitative measurements of clinically important parameters. The experimental observations will be underpinned by modelling including Monte Carlo.

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Application to:

Please send a CV and letter outlining your interest in the position, along with the names of 2 referees, quoting the appropriate reference number to Prof Martin Leahy ( This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it )