Sally Irvine


Industrial Liaison Scientist - Imaging

Tel: +44 (0)1235 777508

Key Research Area

Applications of imaging techniques

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  1. Biography
  2. Scientific Interests
  3. Publications
Biography -

Sally Irvine joined the team in October 2015 as an Industrial Liaison Scientist specialising in X-ray imaging.

After completing her PhD with the School of Physics at Monash University in Australia in 2010, Sally spent over 3 years as a post-doctoral fellow working within the tomographic microscopy group (TOMCAT) at the Swiss Light Source. Following that role and prior to her position here at Diamond, Sally was a Research Officer for the Laboratory for Dynamic Imaging at Monash University.

With a background specialising in X-ray phase contrast and ultra-fast tomographic imaging, Sally has many years of experience gained from experiments conducted on synchrotron beamlines in Japan, Australia, the US, Switzerland and now the UK. This is well complemented by her research within live-imaging applications of high flux micro-focus laboratory sources.

Sally works closely with industrial users in order to assist them in taking full advantage of the diverse range of imaging capabilities on offer at a selection of Diamond’s beamlines.

Scientific Interests - +

The overarching theme of my research since the beginning of my PhD work has been dynamic X-ray imaging techniques based on propagation-based X-ray phase contrast. As a physicist my work has often involved computationally simulating the coherent x-ray optics of the microscopic imaging system. The practical applications of these techniques generally involve working with multidisciplinary teams of scientists and engineers. Phase contrast imaging is very well suited to bio-medical applications and so many of my collaborators have been biologists, physiologists and pharmacologists (imaging small animal lung motion or blood flow, for example). However during my years of experience providing experimental support to users at the Swiss Light Source and lab-source users at Monash University I have also been privileged to work with geologists, botanists and chemists, just to name a few. I am genuinely excited to help facilitate the very wide range of imaging and tomography applications that synchrotron facilities such as Diamond can assist with.

Publications - +

S Mayo, S Yang, M Pervukhina, M Clennell, L Esteban, S Irvine, K Siu, A Maksimenko, A Tulloh, Characterisation of Darai limestone composition and porosity using data-constrained modelling and comparison with xenon K-edge subtraction imaging, Microscopy and Microanalysis 21 (4), 961-968 (2015)

S Irvine, R Mokso, P Modregger, Z Wang, F Marone, M Stampanoni, Simple merging technique for improving resolution in qualitative single image phase contrast tomography, Optics Express 22 (22), 27257-27269 (2014)

T Lauridsen, K Glavina, TD Colmer, A Winkel, S Irvine, K Lefmann, R Feidenhans, O Pedersen, Visualisation by high resolution synchrotron X-ray phase contrast micro-tomography of gas films on submerged superhydrophobic leaves, Journal of Structural Biology 188 (1), 61-70 (2014)

R Mokso, F Marone, S Irvine, M Nyvlt, D Schwyn, K Mader, GK Taylor, HG Krapp, M Skeren, M Stampanoni, Advantages of phase retrieval for fast x-ray tomographic microscopy, Journal of Physics D: Applied Physics 46 (49), 494004 (2013)

K S Morgan, P Modregger, S Irvine, S Rutihauser, V Guzenko, M Stampanoni, C David, A sensitive x-ray phase contrast technique for rapid imaging using a single phase grid analyzer, Optics Letters 38 (22) 4605-4608 (2013)

J Roth, M Zurbruegg, S Irvine, F Marone, M Stampanoni, F Buechi, Investigation of PEFC Freeze Start by X-Ray Tomographic Microscopy, ECS Transactions 58 (1) 453-462 (2013)

J Sun, P Liu, S Irvine, B Pinzer, M Stampanoni, LX Xu, Preliminary comparison of grating-based and in-line phase contrast X-ray imaging with synchrotron radiation for mouse kidney at TOMCAT, Journal of Instrumentation 8 (06), C06003 (2013)

S Berg, R Armstrong, H Ott, A Georgiadis, SA Klapp, A Schwing, R Neiteler, N Brussee, A Makurat, L Leu, F Enzmann, JO Schwarz, M Wolf, F Khan, M Kersten, S Irvine, M Stampanoni, Multiphase Flow in Porous Rock imaged under dynamic flow conditions with fast X-ray computed micro-tomography, μCT Scans and Pore-Size Distribution (2013)

S Berg, H Ott, S Klapp, A Schwing, R Neiteler, N Brussee, A Makurat, L Leu, F Enzmann, J-O Schwarz, M Kersten, S Irvine, M Stampanoni, Real-time 3D imaging of Haines jumps in porous media flow, Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences 110 (10), 3755-3759 (2013)

FL Bach-Gansmo, SC Irvine, A Brüel, JS Thomsen, H Birkedal, Calcified cartilage islands in rat cortical bone, Calcified tissue international, 1-9 (2013)

L Farge, S Andre, A Pawlak, C Baravian, SC Irvine, AM Philippe A study of the deformation‐induced whitening phenomenon for cavitating and non‐cavitating semicrystalline polymers, Journal of Polymer Science Part B: Polymer Physics (2013)

J Eller, J Roth, R Gaudenzi, S Irvine, F Marone, M Stampanoni, A Wokaun, FN ... Water Distribution in GDL at Optimum Humidification, Meeting Abstracts, The Electrochemical Society, 1630-1630 (2012)

R Mokso, L Quaroni, F Marone, S Irvine, J Vila-Comamala, A Blanke, M Stampanoni, X-ray mosaic nanotomography of large microorganism, Journal of Structural Biology (2011)

F Marone, R Mokso, JL Fife, S Irvine, P Modregger, BR Pinzer, K Mader, A Isenegger, G Mikuljan, M Stampanoni, Synchrotron-based X-ray Tomographic Microscopy at the Swiss Light Source for Industrial Applications, Synchrotron Radiation News 24 (6), 24-29 (2011)

S. C. Irvine, D. M. Paganin, A. Jamison, S. Dubsky, and A. Fouras, Vector tomographic X-ray phase contrast velocimetry utilizing dynamic blood speckle, Optics Express 18 (3), 2368-2379 (2010)

S. Dubsky, R. A. Jamison, S. C. Irvine, K. K. W. Siu, K. Hourigan, and A. Fouras, Computed tomographic x-ray velocimetry, Applied Physics Letters 96 (2), 023702-023703 (2010)

S. C Irvine*, K.S. Morgan*, Y. Suzuki, K. Uesugi, A. Takeuchi, D.M. Paganin, K.K. Siu, Assessment of the use of a diffuser in propagation-based x-ray phase contrast imaging, Optics Express 18 (13), 13478-13491 (2010) * Equal first authors

K.S. Morgan*, S. C Irvine*, Y. Suzuki, K. Uesugi, A. Takeuchi, D.M. Paganin, K. K. Siu, Measurement of hard x-ray coherence in the presence of a rotating random-phase-screen diffuser, Opt. Commun., 283 (2), 216-225 (2009).* Equal first authors

S. C. Irvine, D. M. Paganin, S. Dubsky, R. A. Lewis, and A. Fouras, Phase retrieval for improved three-dimensional velocimetry of dynamic x-ray blood speckle, Applied Physics Letters, 93, 153901 (2008). Also selected for publication in the Virtual Journal of Biological Physics Research, 16 (8), (2008).

M. J. Kitchen, R. A. Lewis, S.t B. Hooper, M. J. Wallace, K. K. W. Siu, I. Williams, S.C. Irvine, M. J. Morgan, D. M. Paganin, K. Pavlov, N. Yagi, and K. Uesugi, Dynamic Studies of Lung Fluid Clearance with Phase Contrast Imaging, AIP Conf. Proc. 879, 1903 (2007)

S. B. Hooper, M. J. Kitchen, M. J. Wallace, N. Yagi, K. Uesugi, M. J. Morgan, C. Hall, K. K. W. Siu, I. M. Williams, M. Siew, S. C. Irvine, K. Pavlov, and R. A. Lewis. Imaging lung aeration and lung liquid clearance at birth, The FASEB Journal, 21 3329-3337 (2007)