Congratulations to Steve, who today was presented with the inaugural Australian Synchrotron Stephen Wilkins Thesis Medal (2013) at the 2013 Australian Synchrotron User Meeting. The Australian Synchrotron Thesis Medal, now named in honour of the late Dr Stephen Wilkins, is awarded to annually to the most outstanding Australian or New Zealand thesis of the past two years whose work was undertaken at and acknowledges the Australian Synchrotron, or the Australian National Beamline Facility (ANBF), or whose work acknowledges and was undertaken under the auspices of the International Synchrotron Access Program (ISAP).
Steve’s thesis includes the developmental work of our 4D lung imaging technology, a four-dimensional lung X-ray imaging technology. The award recognises his practical lung imaging methods for blood flow and tissue movement in the lungs applied to various lung disease models such as asthma, cystic fibrosis, and emphysema. With the support of the Australian Synchrotron’s International Synchrotron Access Program, Steve travelled to the SPring-8 synchrotron in Japan over a dozen times, spending more than 3000 hours conducting experiments and refining his X-ray imaging methods.
- Australian Synchrotron article: Developer of world’s first 4D lung x-ray wins Australian award
- Australian Life Scientist feature article: Four-dimensional lung X-ray wins award
Image courtesy: The Australian Synchrotron.