Education:Did all my schooling in Pune, India (1996), and also A level’s equivalent in Pune, India (1998)
Qualifications:BEng Instrumentation and Control Engineering, University of Pune, India (2003). MSc Biomedical Engineering, University of Strathclyde, UK (2007). Postgraduate certificate in Professional Innovation Management, University of Leeds, UK (2014). PhD Biomedical Engineering, University of Aberdeen, UK (2016).
Work History:2016- Present: Senior Lecturer in Biomedical Engineering at University of Hertfordshire. 2014- 2016: Clinical Engineer at Nottingham University Hospitals NHS Trust. 2011- 2014: Research Fellow in Biomedical Engineering at University of Leeds. 2007- 2011: Research Assistant in Biomedical Engineering at University of Aberdeen. 2003- 2005: Graduate Biomedical Engineer in Medical Devices Industry, India.
Senior Lecturer in Biomedical Engineering at University of Hertfordshire and Honorary Researcher in Biomedical Engineering at University of Aberdeen
University of Hertfordshire (and Honorary post at the University of Aberdeen).
I am a Biomedical Engineer. And what I love about my work is I am able to use the skills I’ve learned from the school and onwards to ‘help save people’s lives’ and or ‘improve their health’
These are X-ray machines which are used for removing blockages in the heart/s.
For my masters degree, I worked on spotting out brain tumours from the MRI images of the brain. MRI brain images look similar to these.
For my PhD studies, I developed a device for improving muscle strength. For this, I looked at how our leg and arm muscles respond to various levels of vibration. Muscle signal which comes out of our body looks somewhat like this.
After completing my PhD, I worked on developing artificial knees. I evaluated and developed device for testing artifical knees (joints) which can replace damaged natural knees. The machine I worked on looks similar to one in the video below.Now a days, I research/work on developing devices to treat people with neurological disorders and I also teach undergraduate students in Biomedical Engineering.
My Typical Day
It is difficult to say as there is no typical day, everyday is different and exciting! I might spend some time in the Lab doing experiments, I might spend some time in front of computer preparing drawings or reading science behind the things I do.
What's the best thing you've ever done in your career?
As an engineer, I helped to build a device which helped to save many lives (device to repair clogged hearts).
What advice would you give someone who wants to be in the same career as you?
Remain curious, seek advice on what interests you the most as a career option, be highly motivated and remain persistent in following your goals.
What do you see as your next step in your career?
Further improve my scientific understanding and use this knowledge to develop engineering solutions to complex medical problems.
What other sorts of jobs can you do with your qualifications?
Possibly a research and development engineer in a medical devices industry or NHS
What's the best part of your current job?
What don't you like about your current job?