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Assoc/Prof Vincent Wallace

Research Associate Professor
Academic Staff (Physics)

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Academic Staff (Physics)
The University of Western Australia (M013)
35 Stirling Highway
+61 8 6488 5558
MBA W.Aust., PhD Lond.
Vincent Wallace has over 20 years of experience in Biophotonics. He graduated with a PhD in Medical Physics from the University of London, in 1997. After three years at the Beckman Laser Institute, UC Irvine, he joined Toshiba Research in Cambridge, UK to look at potential medical applications of terahertz radiation. TeraView Ltd, also based in Cambridge, was spun-out of Toshiba Labs in April 2001. At TeraView, Vince led a group looking at medical applications of terahertz. In 2007 he moved to the University of Western Australia where he continues to apply terahertz and other techniques to biomedical and clinical problems.
Key research
Medical Physics, Spectroscopy, Non-invasive Diagnostics, Photomedicine, Biomedical Optics, Terahertz Radiation
Recent papers:
1. Wallace, VP, Ferachou, D., Ke, P., Day, K., Uddin, S., Casas‐Finet, J. & Zeitler, J. A. Modulation of the Hydration Water around Monoclonal Antibodies on Addition of Excipients Detected by Terahertz Time‐Domain Spectroscopy. J. Pharm. Sci. 2015 104(12) 4025-4033.
2. Truong B. C. Q., Tuan H. D., Wallace VP, Fitzgerald A. J., and Nguyen H. T. The potential of the double Debye parameters to discriminate between basal cell carcinoma and normal skin. IEEE Transactions on Terahertz Science and Technology. 2015 5(6) 990-998.
3. Fitzgerald AJ, Pickwell-MacPherson E, Wallace VP. Use of Finite Difference Time Domain Simulations and Debye Theory for Modelling the Terahertz Reflection Response of Normal and Tumour Breast Tissue. PLOS One. 2014;9(7).
4. Goy C, Scheller M, Scherger B, Wallace VP, Koch M. Terahertz waveguide prism. Optics Express. 2013;21(16):19292-301.
5. Reid CB, Reese G, Gibson AP, Wallace VP. Terahertz Time-Domain Spectroscopy of Human Blood. IEEE Transactions on Terahertz Science and Technology. 2013;3(4):363-7.
6. Fitzgerald AJ, Pinder S, Purushotham AD, O'Kelly P, Ashworth PC, Wallace VP. Classification of terahertz-pulsed imaging data from excised breast tissue. J. Biomedical Optics. 2012;17(1).
7. Reid CB, Pickwell-MacPherson E, Laufer JG, Gibson AP, Hebden JC, Wallace VP. Accuracy and resolution of THz reflection spectroscopy for medical imaging. Physics in Medicine and Biology. 2010;55(16):4825-38.
8. Ashworth PC, Pickwell-MacPherson E, Provenzano E, Pinder SE, Purushotham AD, Pepper M, Wallace VP l. Terahertz pulsed spectroscopy of freshly excised human breast cancer. Optics Express. 2009;17(15):12444-54.
9. Wallace VP, MacPherson E, Zeitler JA, Reid C. Three-dimensional imaging of optically opaque materials using nonionizing terahertz radiation. Journal of the Optical Society of America a-Optics Image Science and Vision. 2008;25(12):3120-33.
10. Pickwell E, Wallace VP, Cole BE, Ali S, Longbottom C, Lynch RJM, et al. A comparison of terahertz pulsed imaging with transmission microradiography for depth measurement of enamel demineralisation in vitro. Caries Research. 2007;41(1):49-55.
11. Wallace VP, Fitzgerald AJ, Pickwell E, Pye RJ, Taday PF, Flanagan N, et al. Terahertz pulsed spectroscopy of human basal cell carcinoma. Applied Spectroscopy. 2006;60(10):1127-33.
12. Pickwell E, Wallace VP. Biomedical applications of terahertz technology. Journal of Physics D-Applied Physics. 2006;39(17):R301-R10.
13. Fitzgerald AJ, Wallace VP, Jimenez-Linan M, Bobrow L, Pye RJ, Purushotham AD, et al. Terahertz pulsed imaging of human breast tumors. Radiology. 2006;239(2):533-40.
14. Wallace VP, Fitzgerald AJ, Shankar S, Flanagan N, Pye R, Cluff J, et al. Terahertz pulsed imaging of basal cell carcinoma ex vivo and in vivo. Brit J. Dermatology. 2004;151(2):424-32.
15. Pickwell E, Cole BE, Fitzgerald AJ, Wallace VP, Pepper M. Simulation of terahertz pulse propagation in biological systems. Applied Physics Letters. 2004;84(12):2190-2.
Funding received
Current funding:
2016: A/Prof VP Wallace, Prof C Bond. Interrogating protein hydration by terahertz time-domain spectroscopy. ARC Linkage Project LP160100325 $270,000, 3 years

2014: Cancer Council WA; Youngberg Women’s Cancer Research Fellowship 2015-2018. $428,000

2014: ARC LIEF LE150100078 An advanced multimodal terahertz spectroscopy and imaging system for WA. A/Prof V P Wallace; Prof C S Bond; Dr K L Swaminatha-Iyer; Prof T G St Pierre; Prof M Martyniuk; Dr G E Poinern; Dr W Withayachumnankul; Dr B M Fischer; Dr D R Appadoo; Prof K C Gordon; Dr R Falconer; Dr P Siegel; Asst Prof E MacPherson, $360,000

2014: A/Prof V Wallace; Asst Prof E MacPherson; Dr A Gibson. ARC Discovery Project,
DP15010063, Theoretical modelling of the interaction of terahertz radiation with biologic tissue, $355,100, 3 yrs.

2013: A/Prof VP Wallace, Prof A. Purushotham, Prof S. Pinder. Development of an Intra-Operative Tool for Tumour Margin Assessment During Surgery. NHMRC Development Grant, 3 yrs, $580,000

2013: A/Prof VP Wallace, Prof Alan Harvey, Prof Livia Hool. Modulation of Neurons with THz light. ARC Discovery Project, 3 yrs, $420,000
Honours and awards
Fellow of the Institute of Physics
Wallace V, Woodward, R, Arnone D, Cole B. “Terahertz imaging apparatus and method” UK granted (GB2380920).

Fitzgerald A, Wallace V. “Identification of samples using terahertz pulses”, UK granted (GB2415777).

Wallace V, Woodward, R, Arnone D, Cole B. Terahertz imaging apparatus, USA granted (US7335883).

Wallace, V, Cole B, Robertson B. “Intra-operative medical THz probe”, UK pending (0716699.4)
Current external positions
Visiting Senior Lecturer, Division of Cancer Studies, School of Medicine, King's College London.

Honorary Senior Lecturer, Dept Medical Physics and Bioengineering, University College London.

Current projects
ARC Discovery Project DP1096514 "Terahertz and optical coherence tomography for improved cancer imaging"

ARC Linkage Project "A new technique for burns assessment"
Research profile
Research profile and publications

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