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Dr Jami Shepherd

Dr Jami Shepherd

Associate Investigator

Towards Low Energy Tech - Hardware for Future Computing

38 Princes Street
Level 6, Room 624
Auckland CBD

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Jami Shepherd completed her PhD on all-optical photoacoustic and laser-ultrasound imaging in heterogeneous tissue at the University of Auckland in 2017. She then moved to Paris for a postdoc position in the Laboratoire d’Imagerie Biomédicale at Sorbonne University where she worked on ultrasonic imaging of bone. Now, she has returned to New Zealand as a Research Fellow in the Department of Physics at the University of Auckland.

Research interests

Jami is interested in developing new medical imaging capabilities with ultrasound and photoacoustics. Both of these techniques use non-ionising waves to achieve multiple centimeter imaging depths at sub-millimeter resolution non-invasively. While ultrasound provides anatomical information, photoacoustic imaging offers functional characterisation of tissues including oxygenation and hemodynamics. Her interests span from developing new hardware systems for non-contact imaging, to image reconstruction and processing techniques which unlock new applications and previously unavailable diagnostic information.

I am interested in harnessing wave-material interactions to develop new technologies, and in particular create novel diagnostic capabilities for medicine.

Dr Jami Shepherd

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Annual Report

Funding successes - Annual Report 2022

April 19, 2023

Funding successes for our investigators and their research programmes during 2022. This funding enables our researchers and collaborators to continue their breakthrough research in advanced materials and nanotechnology.

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News Article

2022 MacDiarmid Institute Marsden grant successes

November 3, 2022

MacDiarmid Institute led research received $7.84 million funding in 2022 Te Pūtea Rangahau a Marsden, the Marsden Fund.

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