Sophia Coban

Full Name
S.B. Coban
+31 20 592 4176
Computational Imaging


I have completed my PhD under the supervision of Prof. William R.B. Lionheart and Prof. Philip J. Withers at the University of Manchester. My research goal was to quantify the mathematical model of fluid through rock segments of varying porosity, with the use of dynamic computational imaging. My research was (and still is!) a combination of inverse problems, mathematical methods for fast acquisition, experimental design and programming in various languages. My thesis is titled “Practical approaches to reconstruction and analysis for 3D and dynamic 3D computed tomography” and can be found on my Google Scholar page. In April, I have joined the Computational Imaging group as a researcher and the operator of the new Flex-Ray Laboratory at CWI, and the aim of my project is to establish a flexible, real time tomography system with spectral imaging as an integrated add-on. In addition to my research, I was involved in outreach programs, teaching undergraduates and numerous student conference organisation bodies. I was invited to the Buckingham Palace by Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, to attend the awards ceremony for The Queen's Anniversary Prizes for Higher and Further Education, given to the School of Materials, the University of Manchester. As well as being a researcher at CWI, I hold a Visiting Researcher position at the University of Manchester.