paper-plane envelope home office pencil quill pen image images camera play bullhorn connection mic file-text2 file-picture file-music file-play file-video copy folder folder-open folder-plus folder-minus folder-download folder-upload price-tag price-tags ticket phone envelop pushpin location compass map map2 clock alarm fax mobile bubble bubbles user users user-plus user-minus user-check quotes-left quotes-right search pie-chart stats-dots stats-bars airplane cloud-download cloud-upload earth link flag eye eye-blocked arrow-up-left arrow-up arrow-up-right arrow-right arrow-down-right arrow-down arrow-down-left arrow-left2 share amazon google-plus google-drive facebook instagram twitter rss youtube flickr dropbox linkedin file-pdf file-openoffice file-word file-excel

UCL Mechanical Engineering
Faculty of Engineering Sciences


Matheus Oliveira de Andrade

  • PhD Researcher
  • UCL Mechanical Engineering

Contact Matheus Oliveira de Andrade


Professor Nader Saffari

Research Area

Therapeutic Ultrasound

Research outline

When irradiated with a high-intensity ultrasonic field, living tissue might undergo phenomena ranging from heat deposition to bubble formation. Such effects have the potential of inducing structural and functional changes in soft tissue, and have been traditionally avoided in diagnostic ultrasound.

In recent years, however, efforts have been shifted towards enhancing and controlling the occurrence of these phenomena so they can be used in other biomedical applications such as non-invasive surgery with high-intensity focused ultrasound (HIFU).

Our research focuses on understanding ultrasound-induced bubble formation and activity in order to model and design appropriate protocols for specific surgical needs.


Matheus graduated in Mechanical Engineering in 2015 from Rio de Janeiro State University (UERJ) in Brazil and undertook a year abroad at the University of Sheffield, where he has worked as a Research Assistant at the Laboratory of Acoustics. Since the second year of his studies Matheus was involved in projects at the Laboratory of Thermodynamics and Optimisation in UERJ.

For his undergraduate research, he was awarded a Scientific Initiation scholarship by the Carlos Chagas Research Foundation in Brazil in 2012 and has also worked for industry-sponsored projects in the Department of Mechanical Engineering at Sheffield University. His PhD at UCL is funded by the Brazilian National Council of Technological and Scientific Development, through the Science without Borders scheme.

Back to top