Cross-disciplinary research award to young Biomedical Optics researcher
Gemma Bale (2nd from left) holding her Duane F. Bruley Award alongside fellow PhD students Tharindi Hapuarachchi and Luke Dunne and her supervisor Dr Ilias Tachtsidis.
Gemma Bale, a first year UCL PhD student funded through the CDT in Photonic Systems Development has won the Duane F. Bruley Award from the International Society of Oxygen Transport to Tissue for her work in assessing cerebral physiology and regulation using near-infrared spectroscopy. This award was created to provide travel funds for student researchers in all aspects of areas of oxygen transport to tissue. Gemma is supervised by Dr Ilias Tachtsidis, head of the Multimodal Spectroscopy Group within the Biomedical Optics Research Laboratory of UCL Medical Physics and Bioengineering.
The awards signify Dr. Bruley's interest in encouraging and supporting young researchers. As a co-founder of ISOTT in 1973, Dr. Bruley emphasizes cross-disciplinary research among basic scientists, engineers, medical scientists, and clinicians.