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UCL Mechanical Engineering
Faculty of Engineering Sciences


Pierre Gélat

  • Senior Research Associate
  • UCL Mechanical Engineering

Contact Dr Gélat

+44 (0) 20 3108 9514
Research Profile:
IRIS page
Personal/lab or group website:
Ultrasonics group website

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.

Additional non-UCL roles

Chair of Physical Acoustics Group, Institute of Physics

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