Ultrasurge is a project looking into utilising ultrasound in surgery. Supported by a programme grant from EPSRC for over £6m in funding, Ultrasurge will last 5 years and look into a series of interelated themes around the effect of ultrasound on tissue, the miniaturisation of ultrasound transducers, and using external robots to direct ultrasound tipped robot tentacles to the surgery site within the body.
The programme is led by Prof Margaret Lucas at the University of Glasgow with teams based at the Universities of Birmingham, Edinburgh, Leeds and Southampton.
The Investigator team:
Margaret Lucas, Professor of Ultrasonics, University of Glasgow
Sandy Cochran, Professor of Ultrasound Materials and Systems, University of Glasgow
Fabrice Pierron, Professor of Solid Mechanics, University of Southampton
Hamish Simpson, Professor of Orthopaedics and Trauma, Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon, University of Edinburgh
Pietro Valdastri, Professor of Robotics and Autonomous Systems, University of Leeds
Damien Walmsley, Professor of Restorative Dentistry, University of Birmingham