Barry Cense

Associate Professor

  • The University of Western Australia (M018), 35 Stirling Highway,

    6009 Perth


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Personal profile


Barry Cense studied Applied Physics at the Fontys Hogeschool Eindhoven (1995). He holds a PhD degree from Twente University, the Netherlands (2005). His research has brought him from the Netherlands (Philips Corporate Research), to the USA (Massachusetts General Hospital, Indiana University), Japan (Utsunomiya University) to Australia (University of Western Australia). He is the (co-)inventor of 11 published US patents and the (co-)author of more than 40 peer-reviewed published papers. These papers have been cited more than 10,000 times (source: Google Scholar, October 2019) and he has an H-index of 35.

Research interests

In retinal imaging, physicians rely upon morphological changes that occur after cells have been damaged. Unfortunately, this damage cannot be repaired by the body itself, and new ganglion cells or photo receptors cannot be added artificially. My goal is to use high-end retinal imaging techniques such as polarization-sensitive imaging, adaptive optics and retinal tracking to probe the health of the retina, so that diseases can be diagnosed in the earliest possible stage.

Teaching overview


  • ENSC2001 - Motion, co-coordinator. This is a first-year unit. I am coordinating the workshop sessions. Students build an autonomous vehicle that finds its way and fires a rocket. The rocket is pressurized with air. Approximately 250 students participate.
  • ELEC5552 - Design, co-coordinator. This is a 5th year capstone unit, where students work on real world problems, desiging, building and testing prototypes for companies and academics at UWA. Currently, 26 groups of about 6 studens each are enrolled.

Education/Academic qualification

Biophysical Engineering, PhD, TU Twente

Award Date: 20 Apr 2005

Applied Physics, BSc, Fontys University of Applied Sciences

Award Date: 1 Jun 1995

Industry keywords

  • Bioengineering
  • Medical Devices
  • Diagnostics
  • Digital Health
  • Ageing

Research expertise keywords

  • Optical coherence tomography/intra-vascular ultrasound
  • Optical imaging
  • Optics
  • Image processing


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