Professor David Sampson is the Pro-Vice-Chancellor of Research & Innovation at the University of Surrey.
His research interests are in the application of light in medicine and biology and he is an authority on optical coherence tomography (OCT). His current interests are in optical microscopy, guided-wave micro-optics and parametric extensions of OCT, such asmicroscope-in-a-needle, endomicroscopy, optical elastography, polarization-sensitive OCT and OCT angiography.
Professor Sampson is a fellow of the optical societies, SPIE and OSA, of the American Institute for Medical and Biological Engineering and also of the electrical engineering society, IEEE. He also serves in various society committees and editorial boards. He is currently an advisor to the board of directors of the SPIE.
His nearly 30 years of research experience include a professorship at the University of Western Australia, a senior lecturer position and senior research fellowship at the University of Melbourne and a tenured Lecturer position and research fellowship at the University of Kent at Canterbury.
Sampson’s body of work also includes a multitude of activities in the industry including commercialisation of his research through spin-off companies and support for analytical and imaging core facilities on the national and international level.