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1989 Diplom-Ingenieur Nachrichtentechnik (FH)
1992 PhD Electrical Engineering
2003 PGCED


Career Summary

1989-1992: Research Assistant, Dept. of Electronics & IT, University of Glamorgan
1993: Research Officer, Wound Healing Research Unit, University of Wales College of Medicine, Department of Surgery, Cardiff
1996-1998: Research Fellow, Department of Computer Studies, University of Glamorgan, then Lecturer/Senior Lecturer, School of Computing
Currently: Reader, Faculty of Computing, Engineering & Science

1993 Williamson Award for Imaging Science Technology awarded by the Royal Photographic Society
1996 Information Technology Medal awarded by the British Computer Society Awards Committee
2013 Saxby Award for Achievements in 3D Imaging awarded by the Royal Photographic Society


Main Teaching subjects and course leadership:

Software Design & Programming
Research Methods
Computer Graphics


P Plassmann, B F Jones, An Aid for Reconstructing Damaged Sculptures by Estimating the Shape and Volume of a Missing Fragment, The Journal of Photographic Science, March/April 1992, vol.40, p.50-54

P Plassmann, B F Jones, Measuring Leg Ulcers by Colour Coded Structured Light, Journal of Wound Care, Sept/Oct 1992, vol.1, no.3, p.35-38

B F Jones, P Plassmann, An Instrument to Measure the Characteristics of Skin Wounds, IEEE Transactions on Biomedical Engineering, May 1995, vol.42, no.5, p.464-470

P Plassmann, K G Harding, J M Melhuish, – Methods of Measuring Wound Size � A Comparative Study, WOUNDS March/April 1994, vol.6, no.2, p.54-61(reprinted in: Ostomy / Wound Management, Sept. 1994, vol.40, no.7, p.50-60)

P Plassmann, B F Jones, E F J Ring, A Structured Light System for Measuring Wounds, The Photogrammetric Record, 15(86): 197-204 (October 1995)

P Plassmann, Measuring Wounds – A Guide to the Use of Wound Measurement Techniques, The Journal of Wound Care, June 1995, vol.4, no.6, p.269-272

E F J Ring, P Plassmann, Vermessung von Hautwunden und Ulcera, Oesterreichische Zeitung fur Physikalische Medizin und Rehabilitation, November 1996, vol.4 p.115-122

B F Jones, P Plassmann, T D Jones, S J Rees, MAVIS: An instrument to measureand characterise wounds, Invited Paper, in: Proceedings of the 18th Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society, Amsterdam, 31 October – 3 November 1996)

P Plassmann, E F J Ring, An open system for the acquisition and evaluation of medical thermological images, European Journal of Thermology, October 1997, vol.4 p.216-220, ISSN-1021-4356

P Plassmann, T D Jones, MAVIS: a non-invasive instrument to measure area and volume of wounds, submitted by invitation to Medical Engineering & Physics,20 (1998), p.325-331

P Plassmann, BTHERM for infra-red medical imaging. Proc. Eurotherm Seminar No.60, Sept. September 1998, Lodz, Poland

A Sanchez, P Plassmann, Dynamic medical data fusion and data mining in the wound healing process, submitted by invitation to Health Informatics Journal, (1999) 5, p.213-216

J K C Shih, R Delpak, C W Hu, A Wawrzynek, P Plassmann, An In-situ Method of Thermomechnical Properties Determination, using Thermography and Direct Problem Solution, submitted by invitation to Condition Monitor, June 2000

T D Jones, P Plassmann, An active conour model for measuring the area of leg ulcers, IEEE Transactions on Medical Imaging, December 2000, vol.19, Issue 12, p.1202-1210

J.K.C. Shih, R. Delpak, C.W. Hu, P. Plassmann, A. Wawrzynek, M. Kogut, Thermographic Non-destructive Testing Damage Detection for Metals and Cementitious materials, The Imaging Science Journal, Published by Professional Engineering Publishing Limited, London, UK, Vol. 48, No.1, Pp. 33-43, 2000, ISSN-1368-2199 (Journal publication)

J.K.C. Shih, R Delpak., C.W. Hu, P. Plassmann, A. Wawrzynek, M. Kogut, Application of Infrared Thermograhpy for Damage Detection in Structural Concrete – A Preliminary Report, NDTISS’99 Book of Proceeding, UFSM, Santa Maria, RS, Brazil,1999,

J.K.C. Shih, M. Kogut, R. Delpak, C.W. Hu, P. Plassmann, A. Wawrzynek, NDT Damage Detection Using Thermography for Metallic and Cementitious Materials Used in Construction Industry, A World of Thermography, 9-11 March, (Published in) Thermology International Vol. 10, No.1 (January), Pp. 34, 2000, ISSN-1560-604X, Bath, England

J.K.C. Shih, A. Wawrzynek, M. Kogut, R. Delpak, C.W. Hu, P. Plassmann, Thermomechanical Properties Calibration for Construction Industry Cementitious Material Using Infrared Camera and Conventional Methods, A World of Thermography, 9-11 March, (Published in) Thermology International Vol. 10, No.1 (January), Pp. 28, 2000, ISSN-1560-604X, Bath, England

J.K.C. Shih, R. Delpak, C.W. Hu, P. Plassmann, A. Wawrzynek, Evaluating the Thermo-mechanical Properties of Materials Using Thermography, Published in Condition Monitor, No.163 (July) 2000, Pp. 10-13, ISSN-0268-8050, Oxford, England

P Plassmann, Recording wounds – documenting wound care, by invitation to Journal of Tissue Viability, vol. 12, number 1, January 2002, p24-28

B. F. Jones, P. Plassmann, Digital thermal imaging of human skin, IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Magazine, vol. 21, no. 6, November /December 2002, pp.41-48

P. Murawski, Anna Jung, E.F.J. Ring, P.Plassmann, J.Zuber, B.Kalicki, “Image ThermaBase” A Software Programme to Capture and Analyse Thermographic Images, Thermology International, vol.13, no.1 January 2003, pp.5-10

P Plassmann, TD Jones, Improved active contour models with application to measurement of leg ulcers, SPIE Journal of Electronic Imaging, April 2003, Volume 12, Issue 2, pp. 317-326

EF Ring, C Jones, P. Plassmann, K. Ammer, Cooling effects of Deep Freeze Cold Gel applied to the skin of the lumbar region of the back, Thermology International, vol. 12, no. 8, April 2004, p.64-70

Plassmann, P.; Jones, C. D.; McCarthy, M., Accuracy and precision of the MAVIS-II wound measurement device, WOUND REPAIR AND REGENERATION Volume: 15 Issue: 6 Pages: A129-A129 Published: NOV-DEC 2007

Simpson, RC, McEvoy, HC; Machin, G; Howell, K; Naeem, M ; Plassmann, P; Ring, F; Campbell, P ; Song, C; Tavener, J ; Ridley, In-field-of-view thermal image calibration system for medical thermography applications,: INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF THERMOPHYSICS, Volume: 29, Issue:3, Pages: 1123-1130, DOI: 10.1007/s10765-008-0393-1 Published: JUN 2008

UI Bawja, R Vardasca, R Ring, P Plassmann, Comparison of boundary detection techniques to improve image analysis in medical thermography, The Imaging Science Journal, 2010, vol.58, p.12-19

S. Evans, CD Jones, P Plassmann, 3D Imaging in Forensic Odontology. Journal of Visual Communication in Medicine, 2010, vol. 33. p.63-68

S Evans, CD Jones, P Plassmann, 3D imaging for bite mark analysis., Imaging Science Journal, 2012 DOI: 10.1179/1743131X11Y.0000000054

H Skvara, P Burnett, J Jones, N Duschek, P Plassmann, JP Thirion, Quantification of skin lesions with a 3D stereovision camera system; Validation and clinical applications, Skin Research and Technology. April 2012, doi:10.1111/j.1600-0846.2012.00625.x

S Evans, P Plassmann, 3D Image Capture for the Analysis of Bite Mark Injuries, The Journal of Biocommunications, 2011, vol 37, no. 2&3, p.36-42

R Vardasca, F Ring, P Plassmann C Jones, Thermal Symmetry of the Upper and Lower Extremities in Healthy Subjects, Thermology International, 2012, vol.22, p.53-60

Book Contributions

BF Jones, P Plassmann, Medical Imaging Case Study: The role of colour image processing in the metrics of wound healing, In: Colour Image Processing, Editors SJ Sangwine, REN Horne, 1997, p.364-384

P Plassmann, B Belem, Early detection of wound inflammation by colour analysis, In: Computational Intelligence in Medical Imaging, Editors: G Schaefer, AE Hassanien, J Jiang, Taylor & Francis, 2009, p89-112, ISBN 978-1-4200-6059-1

P Plassmann, Monitoring chronic wounds and determining treatment, In: Advanced Wound Repair Therapies, Editor D Farrar, Woodhead Publishing Ltd., 2011, p130-150, ISBN 978-1-84569-700-6


CEO Photometrix Imaging Ltd.


Past activities include projects with SWITCH Biotech AG, Munich (wound measurement), Rank Xerox, Micheldean (fast image processing), Anglo European Ltd., Tredegar (tablet packaging quality control), Tubex Ltd, Aberdare (web site audit) and Hi-Lex Cable Systems, Baglan/Port Talbot (real-time data logging system), Eli Lilly and Company (database for drug trial).


Main Research Subjects & Current Projects:

Development of optical instrumentation for non-contact 3D measurements. This work involves design and development of systems for the measurement of the physical dimensions, colour properties and infrared radiation of objects.

Completed Research Supervisions

Second supervisor of 3 PhD Students and 2 MPhil Student
First Supervisor of 6 PhD students

Current Research Supervisions
2 PhD students as 1st, 1 as 2nd supervisor

Research Examinations

Internal: 3 PhD students
External: 2 PhD students

Papers Presented at Conferences/Workshops

P Plassmann, B F Jones, Measuring Area and Volume of Human Leg Ulcers by Colour Coded Structured Light, Proc. of the 1st European Conference on Advances in Wound Management, Cardiff, UK, Conf. held: 4-6 September 1991, p.53-57

P Plassmann, B F Jones, EFJ Ring, Assessment of a Non-contact Instrument to Measure the Volume of Leg Ulcers, Proc. of the 2nd European Conference on Advances in Wound Management, Harrogate, UK. Conf. held: 20-23 October 1992, p.23-26

Joint Meeting of the Wound Healing Society and the European Tissue Repair Society, Amsterdam, 22-25.8.1993, RAI Congress Centre: Sizing up Wounds – A Comparative Study

J M Melhuish, P Plassmann, K G Harding, Volume and Circumference of the Healing Wound, Proc. of the 3rd European Conference on Advances in Wound Management, Harrogate, UK, Conference held 19-22 October 1993, p.41-44

Symposium on Advances in Imaging Techniques for Three Dimensional Measurement, London, May 1994: A Structured Light System for Measuring Wounds

Wound Healing: New Treatment, Measurement and Wound Healing Product Review, 6-8 July 1994 University of Wales College of Medicine, Cardiff. Workshop: Measuring Wounds

Wound Healing: Development and future structures, 9-11 September 1995, University of Wales College of Medicine, Cardiff. Workshop: Measuring Wounds

Measurements in Wound Healing, 28-29 March 1996, University of Southampton, Evaluation of a Non-Invasive Instrument to Measure Wound Dimensions

P Plassmann, B F Jones, K G Harding, A non-invasive instrument to measure wound dimensions, In: Proceedings of the 6th European Conference on Advances in Wound Management, Amsterdam, 1-4 October 1996, p.196-198, ISBN 0 333 724 151, MacMillan Magazines Ltd

P Plassmann, E F J Ring, A Low Cost System Upgrade for AGEMA 780 IR Imagers, 7th European Congress of Medical Thermology, Vienna, Austria, 1-3 May 1997

P Plassmann, Wound Measurement, New Approaches to the Management of Chronic Wounds, Milan, Italy, 27-29 April 1997

P Plassmann, Improving the evidence, Panel discussion, 1st European Pressure Ulcer Advisory Panel Open Meeting, Oxford, England, 21-23 September 1997

P Plassmann, Measurement of wound size. Invited lecture: Postgraduate Diploma in Wound Healing and Tissue Repair, 27-29 March 1998, Wound Healing Research Unit, Cardiff

P Plassmann, Measurement of skin wounds using structured light. Invited talk: Optical Three-Dimensional Measurement in Medicine, 30 March 1998, King’s College, London

Areas of Expertise

3D imaging
Infrared (thermal) imaging
Design of embedded mobile imaging devices

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