Low-cost microscopic imaging for phytoplankton monitoring

Supervisor team may include:

Chris Bolch

Modern consumer device imaging technology such as webcams and smart-phones have considerable potential as low-cost imaging solutions for environmental monitoring applications. This project aims to develop and test optical performance of a prototype smart-phone-based micro-imaging system for phytoplankton cells.

Suitable for February or July start date.

Contact Chris Bolch ( for more details.

Authorised by the Executive Director, Institute for Marine and Antarctic Studies
October 1, 2019