Dr Ramona Cernat

Research Associate

Current research projects

Visual Assessment, supported by NIHR BRC Visual Assessment and Imaging


  • 2010                 PhD in Physics, Polytechnic University, Bucharest, Romania
  • 2000-2002          Master in Physics, Faculty of Physics, University of Bucharest, Romania

Recent publications

  • V. F. Duma, G. Dobre, D. Demian, R. Cernat, C. Sinescu, F. Topala, M.L.Negrutiu, G. Hutiu, A. Bradu, A. G. Podoleanu, Handheld scanning probes for optical coherence tomography, Romanian Reports in Physics, Vol. 67, No. 4, p. 1346–1358, Dedicated to International Year of Light 2015 Impact factor: 1.517, (2015)
  • D. Demian, V.F. Duma, C. Sinescu, M. L. Negrutiu, R. Cernat, F. I. Topala, G. Hutiu, A. Bradu, A. Gh Podoleanu Design and testing of prototype handheld scanning probes for optical coherence tomography Proceed. the Institution of Mechanical Engineers, Part H: Journal of Engineering in Medicine, doi: 10.1177/0954411914543963, vol. 228 no. 8 743-753, Imp. Factor: 1.419, (2014)
  • M. R. Avanaki, R. Cernat, P. J. Tadrous, T. Tatla, A. G. Podoleanu, S.A. Hojjatoleslami, Spatial Compounding Algorithm for Speckle Reduction of Dynamic Focus OCT Images, IEEE Photonics Techn. Letters, Vol. 25 Issue: 15 Pages: 1439-1442 DOI: 10.1109/PNRT.2013.2266660, IDS Number: 185QM ISSN: 1041-1135, Impact factor: 2.191  (2013)
  • R. Cernat, T. S. Tatla, J. Pang, P. J. Tadrous, A. Bradu, G. Dobre, G. Gelikonov, V. Gelikonov, and A. Gh. Podoleanu Dual instrument for in vivo and ex vivo OCT imaging in an ENT department Biomed. Opt. Express 3, 3346-3356, ISSN: 2156-7085, doi:10.1364/BOE.3.003346, Impact factor: 2.333 (2012)

Past research interests and projects

  • CO2 Sink Project (FP/6 framework, EU funded)
  • Spectroscopic OCT with supercontinuum fibre source (Funded by EPSRC, UK)
  • Development of OCT for Endoscopic Laryngeal Cancer Screening Collaboration with the Northwick Park Hospital,  (Funded by NHS Trust, UK)
  • Novel method for optical coherence tomography and multiplexed sensing (Funded by EPSRC, UK)