Potential Graduate Study Supervisors

The following OMPI Members have openings in 2021 for M.Sc. or Ph.D. students. Click on their names for details on their research interests.

For general information on the medical physics program, contact the ompi_aaoatphysics [dot] carleton [dot] ca (OMPI Assistant Academic Officer).


  • Rob deKemp
    • Cardiac PET-CT blood flow quantification
    • Kinetic modeling for sympathetic innervation tracers
    • Cardiac PET-MR attenuation correction
    • Deep learning for diagnostic image interpretation
  • Paul Johns
    • x-ray scatter imaging (MSc project)
    • x-ray tube focal spot assessment (MSc project)
  • Gerd Melkus
    • Development of quantitative Magnetic Resonance Imaging methods to characterize cartilage, bone and muscle
    • Magnetic resonance based attenuation and motion correction for pelvis/hip Positron Emission Tomography (PET-MRI)
  • Sangeeta Murugkar
    • Development of biofluid Raman spectroscopy and machine learning for early cancer screening
    • Development of micro-dosimetry system based on Raman micro-spectroscopy technique
    • Optical biopsy: developing rapid non-invasive imaging detection of skin cancer margins using ultrafast laser pulses
  • Pat Saull
    • Stand-off radiation detection and localization in the environment using Compton gamma imaging
    • Monte Carlo simulation of detector response for gamma imaging and beta dosimetry
    • Development of radiation detectors based on silicon photomultipliers
  • Laurel Sinclair
    • Field trials of novel fieldable 4\pi Compton imagers
    • Machine learning algorithms for aerial and ground-based robot-mounted direction-capable gamma spectrometer
    • Pulse processing in mixed gamma and neutron fields
  • Glenn Wells
    • Cardiac pinhole SPECT - image reconstruction and performance assessment
    • Dynamic SPECT/CT imaging for measuring absolute blood flow in the heart
  • Tong Xu
    • Motion correction for PET-MR
  • Ran Klein
    • Automatic image segmentation and lesion detection in PET/CT
    • Lesion synthesis in PET/CT for determining limits of detection by human and machine observers
    • Optimization of image display for perception of subtle lesions


  • Emily Heath and Tong Xu
    • Motion-adaptive radiation therapy
  • Emily Heath
    • Respiratory motion modeling for 4D Monte Carlo simulation of radiation therapy
    • Modeling respiratory motion in Cyberknife treatments
    • Dose accumulation to account for anatomical changes in radiotherapy
  • Malcolm McEwen
    • Experimental investigations of dosimetry, primary and secondary standards
    • Using Monte Carlo techniques to examine detector response
    • Determination of key radiation interaction parameters
  • Raphael Galea
    • Development of a gas counter for radionuclide metrology
  • Rowan Thomson 
    • Dosimetry and radiobiological modelling for radiotherapy
    • Simulations of low energy electron transport in biological media
    • Monte Carlo simulations for radiation interactions and energy deposition on cellular and subcellular scales: multiscale modelling
    • Machine learning approaches for connecting simulation and experimental results for biological response to radiation

Radiation Biology