UCL MechEng develops droplet tracking robot helping to discover how Covid spreads
Diagram showing the spread of droplets Scientists at from UCL Mechanical Engineering and UCLH studying how the virus spreads have developed…Read more
Nader Saffari has a BSc in Electrical and Electronic Engineering, an MSc in Microwaves and Modern Optics and a PhD in ultrasound modelling, from UCL. After completing his studies he worked for six years as an engineering consultant for industrial clients and joined UCL as a lecturer in 1992.
His research interests include high intensity focused ultrasound (HIFU) for the ablation of tumours, mathematical modelling of ultrasound (US) propagation and scattering in inhomogeneous tissues, histotripsy for intrahepatic cell delivery, US mediated neuro-modulation, US mediated drug delivery, shear wave tumour detection in the prostate and sono-dynamic antibacterial blood cleansing. The Ultrasonics Group, which he set up in 1992, has developed both a strong theoretical modelling activity and extensive experimental capabilities.
“Professor Miodownik represents the excellent calibre of public engagement that the Michael Faraday Prize aims to celebrate." Professor Russell Foster CBE FMedSci FRS.Read more