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Dec 2

First Engineering Leads formally appointed to four Flagship Programmes

Katie Konyn

in News

The UCL Institute of Healthcare Engineering has formally appointed four engineering leads to its Flagship Programmes. The holders of these prominent positions will contribute significantly to the impact of UCL’s world-class research.

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    Engineering leads are expected to be a figurehead for their respective Flagship Programme and act as an ambassador for the diverse research that goes on within the Programme.

    Professor Tony Kenyon, Vice-Dean Research for the Faculty of Engineering, comments “I’m delighted that we have been able to make some outstanding appointments as academic Theme Leads for the Institute of Healthcare Engineering. Strengthening our links with UCL’s clinical partners to directly address real clinical needs is an exciting research priority for the Faculty, and appointing Theme Leads is an important step to realising our ambition.”

    After an initial application process followed by a panel interview the details of our first formal appointments can now be announced. Many congratulations to:

    Dr Christos Bergeles Engineering Lead for Eyes for Life: Warn, Maintain, Enhance
    “I am very excited to be appointed the Engineering Lead of the Eyes for Life Flagship Programme. My goal is to set up a coherent group of engineers embedded within the environment of Moorfields Eye Hospital, to deliver the engineering infrastructure and research capability that will support and advance all aspects of ocular research.”

    Dr. Ben Hanson Engineering Lead for Innovation in Oral Health: 21st Century Challenges
    “I am very much looking forward to fostering a closer relationship with the amazing biomedical science & engineering research at the Eastman. Working together, we’ll be tackling fundamental and widely applicable medical challenges like early cancer detection, infection, and long-lasting materials and interfaces for successful biomedical implants.”

    Dr Jorge M Cardoso Engineering Lead for Fighting to Cure Brain Tumours: It’s in our DNA
    “Neurooncology in undergoing an engineering revolution. Recent advances in big data and artificial intelligence provide a unique opportunity to truly integrate basic science, imaging, genetics, and clinical know-how. This comprehensive scientific approach will not only improve our ability to diagnose and precisely characterise brain tumours, but will also set the foundation for cutting-edge personalised cancer treatments that will change patients’ lives.”

    Dr Ivan Wall, Engineering Lead for Hear Again: To Recapture What Has Been Lost in the Ear
    “I’m very excited to be a part of the “Hear Again: To Recapture What Has Been Lost in the Ear” Flagship Programme. It is a unique opportunity to work with the team to shape the future of multi-disciplinary, clinically focused research at UCL.”

    We look forward to working with our new leads and all members of our Flagship Programmes to achieve real impact in healthcare engineering.