[robotics-worldwide] PhD stundentship in medical robotics

Rodriguez Y Baena, Ferdinando M f.rodriguez at imperial.ac.uk
Wed May 9 13:42:11 PDT 2012

Dear all,

The Medical Engineering Group in the Department of Mechanical Engineering at Imperial College is seeking PhD students to conduct research into the development of a biologically inspired soft tissue probe for percutaneous intervention at Imperial College London.

The research will be hosted in the Mechatronics in Medicine Laboratory (www.imperial.ac.uk/mechatronicsinmedicine) within the framework of a prestigious 5-year European Research Council Funded Project on the development of a Soft Tissue and Neurosurgical Guide (aka ERC-STING). The main aim of this project is to tackle the research issues behind the very challenging physical and technological problems associated with a truly flexible percutaneous probe, able to steer along curvilinear routes within soft tissue. Enhancements of an existing proof-of-concept prototype will be performed. These enhancements will include optimisation of the geometric design, detailed analysis of critical probe-tissue interactions, the implementation of advanced control strategies and manufacturing processes to meet real world clinical specifications, and the development of an pre-clinical prototype which can be deployed within the bore of an MRI scanner.

Further particulars can be found here:


Please direct any informal enquiries to me.

Kind regards,


Dr. Ferdinando Rodriguez y Baena
Senior Lecturer in Medical Robotics
Department of Mechanical Engineering
Room 708, Department of Mechanical Engineering
Imperial College, London, SW7 2AZ, UK.
Tel: +44(0)20 7594 7046
Fax: +44(0)20 7594 1472
e-mail: f.rodriguez at imperial.ac.uk<mailto:f.rodriguez at imperial.ac.uk>

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