Welcome

This will be the 8th annual Tomography for Scientific Advancement (ToScA) symposium. Along with a broad, multidisciplinary range of applications, this year’s conference will include themes in biological (hard and soft) tissue imaging, understanding materials in 3D and recent advances in hardware and software tools.

Workshops will be taking place on Wednesday 2 September and the Symposium on Thursday 3 September & Friday 4 September 2020.

This international symposium will consist of keynote speakers, talks and poster presentations from both academia and industry, and an image competition. The symposium is designed to foster open discussion, networking, and collaborative opportunities between domains of expertise in academia, commercial users, and software and hardware providers.
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Symposium Chair

Dr Farah Ahmed

Exponent International
Farah received a BSc in Biomaterials Engineering and a PhD in Biophysics from Queen Mary University of London. Farah studied the three-dimensional structure of pathological bone using Micro-CT during her time as a PhD researcher. Following a short research position at the school of Medicine and Dentistry at QMUL, she managed the X-ray CT facility at the Natural History Museum in London, working on over 100 CT related projects a year across all science disciplines.

Currently she works as an engineering consultant at Exponent, utilising her extensive experience in fracture mechanics, multi-scale failure, and material selection, with a focus on biomaterials, implant design, and interfaces within joint implants..

Symposium Co-Chair

Graham Davis

Queen Mary University London
Graham Davis is Professor of 3D X-ray Imaging in the Centre for Oral Bioengineering within the Institute of Dentistry, which he joined in 1988. He soon began working alongside Jim Elliott on the development of X-ray microtomography and has designed systems specifically for the accurate quantification and mapping of biological hard tissue, with other applications including materials science and cultural heritage.

Local Organising Committee

Queen Mary University London

Institute of Dentistry:
Prof Graham Davis
Ms Evadne Gordon
Dr David Mills
Dr Pete Tomlins