Vincent Wallace

Associate Professor, MBA W.Aust., PhD Lond.

  • The University of Western Australia (M013), 35 Stirling Highway,

    6009 Perth


  • 5257 Citations
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Personal profile


Vincent Wallace has over 20 years of experience in Biophotonics. He graduated with a PhD in Medical Physics from the University of London, in 1997. After three years at the Beckman Laser Institute, UC Irvine, he joined Toshiba Research in Cambridge, UK to look at potential medical applications of terahertz radiation. TeraView Ltd, also based in Cambridge, was spun-out of Toshiba Labs in April 2001. At TeraView, Vince led a group looking at medical applications of terahertz. In 2007 he moved to the University of Western Australia where he continues to apply terahertz and other techniques to biomedical and clinical problems.

Funding overview

Current funding:
2016: A/Prof VP Wallace, Prof C Bond. Interrogating protein hydration by terahertz time-domain spectroscopy. ARC Linkage Project LP160100325 $270,000, 3 years

2014: Cancer Council WA; Youngberg Women’s Cancer Research Fellowship 2015-2018. $428,000

2014: ARC LIEF LE150100078 An advanced multimodal terahertz spectroscopy and imaging system for WA. A/Prof V P Wallace; Prof C S Bond; Dr K L Swaminatha-Iyer; Prof T G St Pierre; Prof M Martyniuk; Dr G E Poinern; Dr W Withayachumnankul; Dr B M Fischer; Dr D R Appadoo; Prof K C Gordon; Dr R Falconer; Dr P Siegel; Asst Prof E MacPherson, $360,000

2014: A/Prof V Wallace; Asst Prof E MacPherson; Dr A Gibson. ARC Discovery Project,
DP15010063, Theoretical modelling of the interaction of terahertz radiation with biologic tissue, $355,100, 3 yrs.

2013: A/Prof VP Wallace, Prof A. Purushotham, Prof S. Pinder. Development of an Intra-Operative Tool for Tumour Margin Assessment During Surgery. NHMRC Development Grant, 3 yrs, $580,000

2013: A/Prof VP Wallace, Prof Alan Harvey, Prof Livia Hool. Modulation of Neurons with THz light. ARC Discovery Project, 3 yrs, $420,000

Current projects

ARC Discovery Project DP1096514 "Terahertz and optical coherence tomography for improved cancer imaging"

ARC Linkage Project "A new technique for burns assessment"


Medical Physics, Spectroscopy, Non-invasive Diagnostics, Photomedicine, Biomedical Optics, Terahertz Radiation


  • Medical physics
  • Biomedical optics
  • Photonic
  • Terahertz technology
  • Cancer diagnostics
  • Innovation

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Research Output 1999 2019

Correlation between saturated fatty acid chain-length and intermolecular forces determined with terahertz spectroscopy

Fan, S., Ruggiero, M. T., Song, Z., Qian, Z. & Wallace, V. P., 28 Mar 2019, In : Chemical Communications. 55, 25, p. 3670-3673 4 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

2 Citations (Scopus)

Millimeter wave radiation activates leech nociceptors via TRPV1-like receptor sensitization

Romanenko, S., Harvey, A. R., Hool, L., Fan, S. & Wallace, V. P., 25 Apr 2019, In : Biophysical Journal. p. 2331-2345 15 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Action Potentials
6 Citations (Scopus)

An assessment of multimodal imaging of subsurface text in mummy cartonnage using surrogate papyrus phantoms

Gibson, A., Piquette, K. E., Bergmann, U., Christens-Barry, W., Davis, G., Endrizzi, M., Fan, S., Farsiu, S., Fitzgerald, A., Griffiths, J., Jones, C., Li, G., Manning, P. L., Maughan Jones, C., Mazza, R., Mills, D., Modregger, P., Munro, P. R. T., Olivo, A., Stevenson, A. & 5 othersVenugopal, B., Wallace, V., Wogelius, R. A., Toth, M. B. & Terras, M., 1 Dec 2018, In : Heritage Science. 6, 1, 7.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
1 Citation (Scopus)

Collagen and Muscle Fibrous Tissue as a Contrast Mechanism in the THz region

Fan, S., Qian, Z. & Wallace, V. P., 25 Oct 2018, 2018 43rd International Conference on Infrared Millimeter and Terahertz Waves, IRMMW-THz 2018. IEEE, Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, Vol. 2018-September. 8509855

Research output: Chapter in Book/Conference paperConference paper

9 Citations (Scopus)

Concentration analysis of breast tissue phantoms with terahertz spectroscopy

Truong, B. C. Q., Fitzgerald, A. J., Fan, S. & Wallace, V. P., 1 Mar 2018, In : Biomedical Optics Express. 9, 3, p. 1334-1349 16 p., #313622.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Terahertz Spectroscopy
Terahertz Imaging

Projects 2009 2021