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

    6009 Perth


Calculated based on number of publications stored in Pure and citations from Scopus

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 50 peer-reviewed published papers. These papers have been cited more than 11,000 times (source: Google Scholar, August 2021) and he has an H-index of 34.

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.

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being

Education/Academic qualification

Biophysical Engineering, PhD, Optical coherence tomography for retinal imaging, TU Twente

Award Date: 20 Apr 2005

Applied Physics, BSc, Fontys University of Applied Sciences

Award Date: 1 Jun 1995

External positions

Research Professor, Yonsei University

1 Oct 201931 Dec 2021

Industry keywords

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

Research expertise keywords

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


Dive into the research topics where Barry Cense is active. These topic labels come from the works of this person. Together they form a unique fingerprint.
  • 1 Similar Profiles

Collaborations and top research areas from the last five years

Recent external collaboration on country/territory level. Dive into details by clicking on the dots or