About Dr Gélat
Dr Pierre Gélat joined UCL Mechanical Engineering in 2014 after a 16-year career at the National Physical Laboratory, the UK’s National Measurement Institute. Dr Gélat is an expert in numerical modelling of biomedical ultrasound processes. The emphasis of his work is on treatment planning of high-intensity focused ultrasound (HIFU), which is an early-stage non-invasive treatment modality used for directing energy into the body to heat and destroy pathogenic tissue, including tumours.
Dr Gélat is currently investigating the design of diagnostic and therapeutic ultrasonic devices employing a transduction mechanism based on the propagation of solitary waves in a granular chain. Dr Gélat is also a Chartered Engineer and is Chair of the Physical Acoustics Group committee of the Institute of Physics. He has an interest in audio acoustics, including loudspeaker design and optimal sound reproduction.