PhD student: Inverse problems in X-ray imaging

Fulltime Universiteit Antwerpen in IT & Engineering
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  • Post Date : 17 Aug 2022
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The Vision Lab, an imec ( https://www.imec-int.com/en/home ) research group at the University of Antwerp ( http://visielab.uantwerpen.be/ ), has an open position for a PhD student to work with advanced image reconstruction methods for X-ray phase contrast tomography. Tomography is an image reconstruction technique that relies heavily on large-scale numerical mathematics, especially linear algebra. It has a wide range of applications in medicine (CT scans), industry (non-destructive testing, inspection and quality control) and science (3D characterization and materials analysis). Phase contrast X-ray CT can provide images with unprecedented contrast that far exceeds conventional CT contrast. This technique was only available in large-scale synchrotron facilities, but recent advances now enable low-brightness polychromatic X-ray sources in laboratory CT systems. The PhD student will develop new algorithms for X-ray phase contrast reconstruction. These algorithms will be used for the analysis of fiber reinforced materials in collaboration with industry.
Qualifications:
You have an M.Sc. degree in Mathematics, Physics or Engineering. You love interdisciplinary science and want to advance the field of dynamic CT with your skills, creativity and new solutions. You have a good sense of humor and enjoy developing theory and then code to put your new methods into practice. You also want to tell the world about your findings with sparkling presentations.
Affected laboratories:
The Vision Lab, an imec ( https://www.imec-int.com/en/home ) research group of the Department of Physics of the University of Antwerp. The Vision Lab has unique expertise in developing algorithms for reconstruction, processing and analysis of tomographic image data. The working environment is highly interdisciplinary and combines techniques and insights from physics, mathematics and computer science. The group has a wide range of national and international collaborations with both academic and industrial partners. Recent publications on tomography can be found at http://visielab.uantwerpen.be/research/tomography .
Our offer:
An exciting research trajectory towards a PhD Multidisciplinary research: collaboration with strong academic research and industrial partners A world-class research environment with state-of-the-art instrumentation and a brand new custom-made UniTOM XL microCT system (FlexCT). Interested candidates are invited to send a motivation letter, a detailed CV (including courses, awards, grades, previous work, publications, …) Prof. dr. dr. J. Sijbers, ( Jan.Sijbers@uantwerpen.be ). Mention as subject “HR2022/FWO/PCT”.

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