Dr Bradley Ferguson
Tenix Defence and University of Adelaide
Bradley’s work utilises advanced forms of T-ray imaging and spectroscopy for applications ranging from security to biomedicine. T-rays represent a rich new science leading to advanced forms of non-invasive diagnostics and imaging of gas mixtures, biological materials, biomedical samples, hazardous substances, nanomaterials and nanostructures. Dr Ferguson’s research combined innovative design with engineering analysis in the development of prototype THz systems for 3D imaging, and spectroscopic identification of anthrax and cancer. THz (or T-ray) imaging provides spectral information and potentially holds more information than standard imaging techniques such as X-ray imaging. The goal of his research is to allow automatic recognition of specific substances in images. He developed and implemented software for greater accuracy in analysing the images.