Our researchers are investigating whether a kinder form of radiation known as T-rays could be used to image and treat patients with skin or bowel cancerFind out more
Patented ultrasound platform
Our researchers have developed patented hardware for better cardiac imaging and chemotherapy drug releasePatented ultrasound platform
Bionanotechnology is one of six major research themes at the University's Bragg Centre for Materials researchFind out more
Our pioneering research in the medical applications of electronics is creating technology to transform the future of healthcare.
Our cutting edge facilities and the interdisciplinary environment across the University makes the School an outstanding place to advance medical technology. Expertise within the School puts Leeds at the forefront of research in a wide range of medical fields from cancer care and pregnancy outcomes to surgical robotics and ultrasound developments, where medical electronics can make a real difference to society.
Creating impact through research
Organ-on-chip technology will improve pregnancy outcomes
Dr Virginia Pensabene is developing organ-on-chip technology with the aim of improving the efficacy and success rate of IVF procedures and preventing future fertility problems.More on Organ-on-chip technology will improve pregnancy outcomes
Robotic technology to transform colonoscopy and surgery
Professor Pietro Valdastri and his team are pioneering a new design of endoscope that uses a magnetic capsule with built-in imaging capability to enable faster, painless, low-cost investigations.More on Robotic technology to transform colonoscopy and surgery
Ultrasound systems for better imaging and cancer treatment
Professor Steve Freear and his team have developed a patented hardware platform for better cardiac imaging and chemotherapy drug release.More on Ultrasound systems for better imaging and cancer treatment
New technology will help GPs to diagnose bacterial infections
Professor Christoph Walti is developing a desktop device that will enable GPs to easily distinguish between bacterial and viral infections, to tackle antimicrobial resistance.More on New technology will help GPs to diagnose bacterial infections
Robotics, nanoparticles and ultrasound will treat cancer
Dr James McLaughlan is leading new research combining robotics, nanoparticles, ultrasound and lasers to combat head and neck cancer with treatment which could banish chemotherapy.More on Robotics, nanoparticles and ultrasound will treat cancer
Nano-needles provide insight into cancer cell growth
Nano surgery using needles the width of a molecule of DNA, could help surgeons and cell biologists unravel the mystery of why some cancer cells resist chemotherapy.More on Nano-needles provide insight into cancer cell growth
Hear from our researchers
Our postgraduate researchers work across disciplines with leading academics to investigate and advance solutions to real-world problems. Listen to what they have to say about being part of our postgraduate community.
Africa Smith De Diego is using electronics-on-chip technology to seperate stem cells for regenerative medicine.
Our academics and postgraduate researchers have access to a wide range of specialist facilities and laboratories.