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

    6009 Perth

    Australia

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Biography

Dr Brendan Kennedy is Associate Professor in the School of Engineering at The University of Western Australia and Head of BRITElab at the Harry Perkins Institute of Medical Research. In addition, he is co-founder of OncoRes Medical and served as Chief Scientific Officer from 2017 to 2021. He received his PhD from Dublin City University in 2006. His doctoral thesis focussed on nonlinear polarization rotation in semiconductor optical amplifiers. His current research focusses on the development of optical coherence tomography and optical elastography and their application in a range of fields, particularly in mechanobiology, tissue engineering and surgery. He has published 1 book, 15 book chapters and >90 peer-reviewed journal papers and holds 6 granted patents. He has won a number of awards including, in 2019, a West Australian 40under40 Award.

Roles and responsibilities

Associate Professor, School of Engineering, The University of Western Australia

Head, BRITElab, Harry Perkins Institute of Medical Research

Program Chair, Biomedical Engineering, UWA

Unit Coordinator, BMEG4001 - Biomedical Instrumentation 

Theme Leader, Biomedical Engineering, Harry Perkins Institute of Medical Research

Co-Founder, OncoRes Medical

Senior Member, Optica

Editorial Board Member, Biomedical Optics Express

 

Industrial relevance

Co-Founder, OncoRes Medical

Chief Scientific Officer, OncoRes Medical, 2017-2021

Previous positions

Teaching and Research Academic, Universidad de Santiago de Chile, 2006-2007

Education/Academic qualification

Optical Communications, PhD, Dublin City University

Award Date: 25 Mar 2006

Electronic Engineering, Bachelor of Engineering, Dublin City University

19972001

Award Date: 8 Oct 2001

Research expertise keywords

  • Optics
  • Biophotonics
  • Biomedical optics
  • Elastography
  • Imaging
  • Microscopy

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