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
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
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
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
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
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 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