Academic curriculum

Qualifications

Oct 2012 to Nov 2016 PhD in Physics, School of Physical Sciences, University of Kent, Canterbury, United Kingdom.
Thesis title: “Spectrometer-based Optical Coherence Tomography Systems with Extended Functionality”, under the supervision of Prof Adrian Podoleanu, submitted in April 2016, viva-voce examination took place in August 2016, graduated November 2016.
Examiners: Prof Christoph Hitzenberger (Medical University of Vienna), Dr Stuart Gibson (University of Kent).
Sept 2007 to Sept 2012 BSc+MSc in Engineering Physics, Faculdade de Ciências da Universidade do Porto, Porto, Portugal. Integrated Masters Programme (BSc+MSc).

Publications

(most up-to-date version in my Google Scholar account)

Refereed Articles
2017
[8] Multispectral photoacoustic microscopy and optical coherence tomography using a single supercontinuum source (Magalie Bondu, Manuel J. Marques, Peter M. Moselund, Gurprit Lall, Adrian Bradu, Adrian Podoleanu), In Photoacoustics, volume 9, 2017. [bibtex] [pdf] [doi]
[7] Speckle variance OCT for depth resolved assessment of the viability of bovine embryos (S Caujolle, Ramona Cernat, G Silvestri, Manuel J. Marques, Adrian Bradu, T Feuchter, G Robinson, Darren K Griffin, A Podoleanu), In Biomedical Optics Express, Optical Society of America, volume 8, 2017. [bibtex] [pdf]
[6] Cystoid macular edema segmentation of Optical Coherence Tomography images using fully convolutional neural networks and fully connected CRFs (Fangliang Bai, Manuel J. Marques, Stuart J Gibson), In arXiv preprint arXiv:1709.05324, 2017. [bibtex] [pdf]
[5] Passive optical module for polarization-sensitive optical coherence tomography systems (Sylvain Rivet, Manuel J. Marques, Adrian Bradu, Adrian Podoleanu), In Opt. Express, OSA, volume 25, 2017. [bibtex] [pdf] [doi]
2016
[4]Optical module to extend any Fourier-domain optical coherence tomography system into a polarisation-sensitive system (Sylvain Rivet, Manuel J. Marques, Adrian Bradu, Adrian Podoleanu), In Journal of Optics, Institute of Physics, volume 18, 2016. [bibtex]
2015
[3] Two-grating Talbot bands spectral-domain interferometer (Manuel J. Marques, Adrian Bradu, Adrian Podoleanu), In Optics Letters, Optical Society of America, volume 40, 2015. [bibtex] [pdf]
[2] Polarization-sensitive optical coherence tomography system tolerant to fiber disturbances using a line camera (Manuel J. Marques, Sylvain Rivet, Adrian Bradu, Adrian Podoleanu), In Optics Letters, Optical Society of America, volume 40, 2015. [bibtex] [pdf]
2014
[1]Towards simultaneous Talbot bands based optical coherence tomography and scanning laser ophthalmoscopy imaging (Manuel J. Marques, Adrian Bradu, Adrian Gh. Podoleanu), In Biomed. Opt. Express, volume 5, 2014. [bibtex]
Refereed Conference Papers
2017
[8] Novel software package to facilitate operation of any spectral (Fourier) OCT system (Manuel J. Marques, Sylvain Rivet, Adrian Bradu, Adrian Podoleanu), In European Conferences on Biomedical Optics, 2017. [bibtex] [pdf]
[7]Polarization-sensitive plug-in optical module for a Fourier-domain optical coherence tomography system (Manuel J. Marques, Sylvain Rivet, Adrian Bradu, Adrian Podoleanu), In Proc. of SPIE, volume 10053, 2017. [bibtex]
2016
[6] Spectral-domain, polarization-sensitive optical coherence tomography system insensitive to fiber disturbances (Manuel J. Marques, Sylvain Rivet, Adrian Bradu, Adrian Podoleanu), In SPIE BiOS, 2016. [bibtex] [pdf]
[5] Broadband master-slave interferometry using a super-continuum source (Michael Maria, Manuel J. Marques, Christopher Costa, Adrian Bradu, Thomas Feuchter, Lasse Leick, Adrian GH Podoleanu), In SPIE BiOS, 2016. [bibtex] [pdf]
2014
[4] Optical Coherence Tomography and Scanning Laser Ophthalmoscopy: approaches to dual-channel retinal tissue imaging (Manuel J. Marques, Adrian Bradu, Adrian G. Podoleanu), In Frontiers in Optics 2014, Optical Society of America, 2014. [bibtex] [pdf]
[3]A new algorithm for speckle reduction of optical coherence tomography images (Mohammadreza RN Avanaki, Manuel J. Marques, Adrian Bradu, Ali Hojjatoleslami, Adrian G Podoleanu), In SPIE BiOS, 2014. [bibtex]
2013
[2] Tuning a fast linear camera used within a Talbot bands spectrometer-based optical coherence tomography set-up (Manuel J. Marques, Adrian Bradu, Adrian Gh. Podoleanu), In 8th Iberoamerican Optics Meeting and 11th Latin American Meeting on Optics, Lasers, and Applications (Manuel Filipe P. C. Martins Costa, ed.), volume 8785, 2013. [bibtex] [pdf] [doi]
[1] Combining Gabor and Talbot bands techniques to enhance the sensitivity with depth in Fourier domain optical coherence tomography (Adrian Bradu, Manuel J. Marques, Petr Bouchal, Adrian Gh. Podoleanu), In Optical Coherence Tomography and Coherence Domain Optical Methods in Biomedicine XVII (James G. Fujimoto; Joseph A. Izatt; Valery V. Tuchin, ed.), volume 8571, 2013. [bibtex] [pdf] [doi]

Teaching and outreach experience

August 28th to September 2nd, 2016 Project Instructor at the 12th Physics Summer School of the University of Porto (Portugal) – teaching high school students how to program a PID controller in a LEGO NXT line-following robot, using the LabVIEW programming language.

November 24th, 2015 Invited talk (repeat from the one in December 2014) titled “Optical Coherence Tomography: from a Michelson interferometer to 3-D biomedical imaging (and beyond!)” for a Physics undergraduate audience (Physics students’ society – Physoc – at the University of Kent).

October 2015 Training new lab demonstrators for the School of Physical Sciences’ PS370 module, “Skills for Physicists” (for the 2015-16 academic year).

August 30th to September 4th, 2015 Project Instructor at the 11th Physics Summer School of the University of Porto (Portugal) – teaching high school students how to program a PID controller in a LEGO NXT line-following robot, using the LabVIEW programming language.

April 23rd, 2015 Joint invited talk (with Dr Adrian Bradu) titled “Seeing the Unseen: A talk about novel biomedical imaging techniques” for the public (IOP / CSES lecture) at Chelmsford, Essex, United Kingdom.

December 9th, 2014 Invited talk titled “Optical Coherence Tomography: from a Michelson interferometer to 3-D biomedical imaging (and beyond!)” (2nd edition) for a Physics undergraduate audience (Physics students’ society – Physoc – at the University of Kent).

March 14th, 2015 Volunteer and part-organiser for the “Light Up Your Life – Day of Discovery ” community outreach event at The Beaney House of Art of Knowledge (Canterbury).

October 2014 to April 2015 Lab demonstrating and report marking for the School of Physical Sciences’ PS370 module, “Skills for Physicists” for the academic year 2014-15.

October 4th, 2014 Student Guide and Physics Lab Demonstrator (School of Physical Sciences) at the University of Kent Open Days.

August 31st to September 5th, 2014 Project Instructor at the 10th Physics Summer School of the University of Porto (Portugal) – teaching high school students how to program a PID controller in a LEGO NXT line-following robot, using the LabVIEW programming language. I have been behind this project since its inception 4 years ago, at the 7th edition of the Summer School.

July 18th, 2014 Presented poster showcasing current research at an Institute of Physics Update session (for Physics teachers), which took place in the School of Physical Sciences, University of Kent.

July 12th, 2014 Student Guide (School of Physical Sciences) at the University of Kent Open Days.

February 18th, 2014 Invited talk titled “Optical Coherence Tomography: from a Michelson interferometer to 3-D biomedical imaging (and beyond!)” for a Physics undergraduate audience (Physics students’ society – Physoc – at the University of Kent).

October 2013 to April 2014 Lab demonstrating and report marking for the School of Physical Sciences’ PS370 module, “Skills for Physicists” for the academic year 2013-14.

October 2012 to April 2013 Lab demonstrating and report marking for the School of Physical Sciences’ PS370 module, “Skills for Physicists” for the academic year 2012-13.