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UCL Mechanical Engineering
Faculty of Engineering Sciences


Ultrasound-mediated drug delivery to solid tumours

UCL Department:
Department of Mechanical Engineering
Duration of Studentship:
Three Years
Location of position:
£16,553 per annum
Closing date:
31 May 2018 23:59
Studentship start date:
More information on this studentship:
UCL Human Resources website

Vacancy information

This studentship provides an opportunity for a UK/EU national candidate to join a 3-year study program in UCL’s Department of Mechanical Engineering.

The aim of this research project will be to develop an ultrasound-mediated drug delivery method that can be used to (a) release chemotherapy drug encapsulated in thermo-sensitive liposomes at the tumour site, (b) increase drug accumulation in the tumour through hyperthermia and (c) enhance the penetration of the drug through the tumour by using radiation force and microstreaming.

Studentship description

A 3-year PhD studentship is available at UCL Department of Mechanical Engineering for an enthusiastic student interested in Ultrasound-mediated drug delivery to solid tumours.

Person specification

Applicants must have a first degree in an appropriate engineering discipline (e.g. Mechanical or Medical Physics), or Applied Physics. Proficiency in applied mathematics, Matlab or other programming experience are a distinct advantage. Only students with a good First degree, or who are expecting to receive one, and/or an MSc degree with distinction will be considered.


This funding is for UK/EU nationals candidates. Please refer to the following website for eligibility criteria:

Application process:

Prospective candidates are strongly encouraged to email Prof Nader Saffari ( for an informal discussion before applying. Please attach your CV and full transcript of exam results when making an enquiry.

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