Thu-Mai Nguyen

Post-doctoral fellow

Ph.D. in physics, ESPCI Alumni

Tel : +33 1 80 96 30 83

Fax : +33 1 80 96 33 55

E-mail : thu-mai.nguyen (arobase)

Research interests

  • PhD dissertation : High-resolution elastography for the assessment of viscoelastic properties of the cornea and skin layers.
  • Shear wave elastography
  • Optical coherence tomography


  • 2013 - 2014 : Post-doc fellow at University of Washington, Department of Bioengineering. (Supervisors : Matthew O’Donnell and Ruikang K. Wang.)
    Photoacoustic imaging, Optical Coherence Elastography.
  • 2009 - 2012 : PhD student at the Institut Langevin. (Supervisor : Mickael Tanter.)
    Ultrasound-based shear wave elastography.


  • Best Student Paper Award of the 2011 International Tissue Elasticity Conference (Arlington, USA).


Real-time integrated Photoacoustic and Ultrasound (PAUS) imaging system to guide interventional procedures: ex vivo study.
C.W. Wei, T.M. Nguyen, J. Xia, B. Arnal, E.Y. Wong, I. Pelivanov and M. O'Donnell.
IEEE T-UFFC, in press (2014).
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Toric focusing for radiation force applications using a toric lens coupled to a spherically focused transducer.
B. Arnal, T.M. Nguyen and M. O'Donnell.
IEEE T-UFFC, in press (2014).
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In vivo evidence of porcine corneas anisotropy using Supersonic Shear wave Imaging.
T.M. Nguyen, J.F. Aubry, M. Fink, J. Bercoff and M. Tanter.
IOVS, in press (2014).
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Visualizing ultrasonically-induced shear wave propagation using phase-sensitive optical coherence tomography for dynamic elastography.
T.M. Nguyen, S. Song, B. Arnal, Z. Huang, M. O'Donnell and R.K. Wang.
Optics Letters, 39, no. 4 (2014): 838.
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Shear wave pulse compression for dynamic elastography using phase-sensitive optical coherence tomography.
T.M. Nguyen, S. Song, B. Arnal, E.Y. Wong, Z. Huang, R.K. Wang and M. O'Donnell.
J. of Biomedical Optics, 19, no. 1 (2014): 016013.
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Supersonic Shear Wave Elastography for the in vivo evaluation of transepithelial corneal collagen cross-linking.
D. Touboul, J.L. Gennisson, T.M. Nguyen, A. Robinet, C.J. Roberts, M. Tanter and N. Grenier.
IOVS, 55, no. 3 (2014): 1976.
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From supersonic shear wave imaging to full-field optical coherence shear wave elastography.
A. Nahas, M. Tanter, T.M. Nguyen, J.M. Chassot, M. Fink and C. Boccara.
J. of Biomedical Optics, 18, no. 12 (2013): 121514.
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Shear modulus imaging by direct vizualisation of propagating shear waves with phase sensitive optical coherence tomography.
S. Song, Z. Huang, T.M. Nguyen, E.Y. Wong, B. Arnal, M. O'Donnell and R.K. Wang.
J. of Biomedical Optics, 18, no. 12 (2013): 121509.
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Monitoring of cornea elastic properties changes during UV-A/Riboflavin-induced corneal collagen cross-linking using Supersonic Shear wave Imaging: a pilot study.
T.M. Nguyen, J. F. Aubry, D. Touboul, M. Fink, J.L. Gennisson and M. Tanter.
IOVS, 53, no. 9 (2012): 5948.
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Application of 1-D transient elastography for the shear modulus assessment of thin-layered soft tissue: comparison with Supersonic Shear Imaging technique.
J. Brum, J.L. Gennisson, T.M. Nguyen, N. Benech, M. Fink, M. Tanter and C. Negreira.
IEEE T-UFFC, 59, no. 4 (2012): 703.
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Assessment of viscous and elastic properties of sub-wavelength layered soft tissues using Shear Wave Spectroscopy: theoretical framework and in vitro experimental validation.
T.M. Nguyen, M. Couade, J. Bercoff and M. Tanter.
IEEE T-UFFC, 58, no. 11 (2011): 2305.
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