Biomedical engineering students

Biomedical Engineering Centre for Doctoral Training in Medical Devices and Health Technologies

The University of Strathclyde has been funded by the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) Life Sciences Interface Programme to provide the UK's first Centre for Doctoral Training in Medical Devices and Health Technologies (CDT).

Working with colleagues from faculties of engineering and science along with clinical advisers from the NHS and elsewhere, we've developed a world class medical device research and training programme for some of the best graduate students in the UK.

Doctor of Engineering (EngD) in Medical Devices

The EngD in Medical Devices is a higher degree providing engineers and physical scientists with full research training in medical devices and related technologies.

A key feature of CDT research projects is the wide range of subjects involved. Each project is co-supervised by academic staff from different scientific disciplines. All projects will have the involvement of clinical groups or medical industry companies. This ensures that the science explored and technology developed is based on an area of clinical or commercial need.

Current projects

Our research groups that are currently taking part in co-supervised projects include:

  • Drug delivery
  • Orthopaedics
  • Prosthetics
  • Cardiovascular devices
  • Biomaterials
  • Tissue engineering
  • Neuroprosthetics
  • Medical diagnostics
  • Medical ultrasound
  • Photonics
  • Medicinal chemistry
  • Finite element modelling/Fluidics
  • Signal processing
  • Wireless telemetry
  • Applied mathematics/Continuum mechanics
  • Physics/Nanoscience

Core group departments

The core group departments are the departments which currently take part in the Centre for Doctoral Training in Medical Devices and Health Technologies (CDT) research projects. The CDT projects provide the majority of the Strathclyde Institute of Medical Devices' pre-commercial project portfolio and most of the technology opportunities that the institute is looking to commercialise. The core group departments are: