Philip Wijesinghe received a B.Eng. in Electrical and Electronic Engineering and a B.Sc. in Physiology from The University of Western Australia, where he is currently completing his PhD as part of the Optical+Biomedical Engineering Laboratory and BRITElab, Harry Perkins Institute of Medial Research. His research focuses on optical elastography, the measurement and understanding of the mechanical properties of tissue and their role in disease processes. His research interests lie across a spectrum of physics, engineering and biology, particularly in technique development, signal processing and mechanobiology. Beyond research, he is heavily engaged in science outreach. He is the current President of the OSA Student Chapter of The University of Western Australia, and an active member of Western Australia’s DIYbio community. He hopes to make science more accessible by removing some of the typical complexity, jargon and cost associated with academia.
- Company:The University of Western Australia
- Short Bio:School of Electrical, Electronic and Computer Engineering