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Kaye Morgan works with the x-ray imaging group in the School of Physics and Astronomy in the Faculty of Science at Monash University as a Research Fellow, recently awarded a Future Fellowship from the Australian Research Council (ARC). Previous to this, Kaye was supported by a Veski Postdoctoral Research Fellowship, spending time at the Technische Universität München as a Hans Fischer Fellowship.  This followed an ARC Discovery Early Career Researcher Award, which she received in the year following her PhD. 

Kaye works in the field of phase contrast x-ray imaging (PCXI), developing new methods for sensitively imaging soft tissue at high resolution. Phase contrast x-ray imaging utilises changes in the x-ray phase rather than the x-ray intensity, revealing soft tissue structures like the airways that are not seen in conventional x-ray imaging. Dr Morgan is working both on developing and extending these methods and on applying them to medical research questions. Imaging is performed largely at the SPring-8 synchrotron, the Australian Synchrotron and the Munich Compact Light Source.  

Research interests

You can watch a brief description of her research here and find more detail here.

External positions

Hans Fischer Fellow, Technische Universitat Munchen (Technical University of Munich)


Research area keywords

  • Synchrotron Imaging
  • Airway Imaging
  • X-ray Optics
  • Phase Contrast X-ray Imaging

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Research Output

Methods for dynamic synchrotron X-ray respiratory imaging in live animals

Morgan, K. S., Parsons, D., Cmielewski, P., McCarron, A., Gradl, R., Farrow, N., Siu, K., Takeuchi, A., Suzuki, Y., Uesugi, K., Uesugi, M., Yagi, N., Hall, C., Klein, M., Maksimenko, A., Stevenson, A., Hausermann, D., Dierolf, M., Pfeifferb, F. & Donnelleyd, M., 1 Jan 2020, In : Journal of Synchrotron Radiation. 27, p. 164-175 12 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Open Access

Real-time in vivo imaging of regional lung function in a mouse model of cystic fibrosis on a laboratory X-ray source

Murrie, R. P., Werdiger, F., Donnelley, M., Lin, Y., Carnibella, R. P., Samarage, C. R., Pinar, I., Preissner, M., Wang, J., Li, J., Morgan, K. S., Parsons, D. W., Dubsky, S. & Fouras, A., 16 Jan 2020, In : Scientific Reports. 10, 8 p., 447.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Open Access

Applying the Fokker–Planck equation to grating-based x-ray phase and dark-field imaging

Morgan, K. S. & Paganin, D. M., 25 Nov 2019, In : Scientific Reports. 9, 1, 14 p., 17465.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Open Access
2 Citations (Scopus)

Dynamic in vivo chest x-ray dark-field imaging in mice

Gradl, R., Morgan, K. S., Dierolf, M., Jud, C., Hehn, L., Gunther, B., Moller, W., Kutschke, D., Yang, L., Stoeger, T., Pfeiffer, D., Gleich, B., Achterhold, K., Schmid, O. & Pfeiffer, F., Feb 2019, In : IEEE Transactions on Medical Imaging. 38, 2, p. 649-656 8 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

7 Citations (Scopus)

In vivo x-ray imaging of the respiratory system using synchrotron sources and a compact light source

Morgan, K. S., Gradl, R., Dierolf, M., Jud, C., Günther, B., Werdiger, F., Gardner, M., Cmielewski, P., McCarron, A., Farrow, N., Haas, H., Kimm, M. A., Yang, L., Kutschke, D., Stoeger, T., Schmid, O., Achterhold, K., Pfeiffer, F., Parsons, D. & Donnelley, M., 19 Sep 2019, Proceedings of SPIE: Developments in X-Ray Tomography XII. Muller, B. & Wang, G. (eds.). Bellingham WA USA: SPIE - International Society for Optical Engineering, Vol. 11113. 13 p. 111130G. (Proceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering; vol. 11113).

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference PaperResearchpeer-review

1 Citation (Scopus)


Monash Researcher Accelerator Program

Kaye Morgan (Recipient), 2013

Prize: Prize (including medals and awards)

Phillip Law Postdoctoral Award for Physical Sciences 2017

Kaye Morgan (Recipient), 28 Sep 2017

Prize: Prize (including medals and awards)

Spring-8 User Community Young Scientist Award

Kaye Morgan (Recipient), 2015

Prize: Prize (including medals and awards)

Tall Poppy Award

Kaye Morgan (Recipient), 2014

Prize: Prize (including medals and awards)


  • 1 Committees and working groups
  • 1 External research organisation, centre or institute
  • 1 Editorial responsibility
  • 1 Membership of an advisory panel/policy group/ board

Australian Synchrotron (External organisation)

Kaye Morgan (Member)

Activity: Industry, Government and Philanthropy Engagement and PartnershipsMembership of an advisory panel/policy group/ board

WHF Talbot Award Committee Member

Kaye Morgan (Fellow)
2017 → …

Activity: External Academic EngagementCommittees and working groups

Scientific Reports (Journal)

Kaye Morgan (Editorial board member)

Activity: Publication peer-review and editorial work typesEditorial responsibility

Hans Fischer Fellowship

Kaye Morgan (Fellow)
1 Feb 20151 Feb 2020

Activity: External Academic EngagementExternal research organisation, centre or institute