Dr Paul Prentice
- Lecturer (Systems Power & Energy)
Paul's current research is aimed at developing a fundamental understanding of acoustic cavitation, that is bubble activity, driven by focused ultrasound.
This is an extremely energetic, often violent phenomenon, as bubbles in a liquid (or tissue) interact strongly with the pressure fluctuations of an intense ultrasound field.
We use ultra-fast framing cameras to image cavitation dynamics, and a range of devices to acoustically detect (listen to) the activity.
Ultimately, we hope to develop control strategies, automated and in real time (sub-millisecond), to harness the power of cavitation for medical and industrial applications.
In summary, if it's a bubble, Paul is interested!
To find out more, visit the group website at cavlab.co.uk
- National Instruments Global Engineering Impact Award (Advanced Research category) runner-up, 2014
- Project case study: Ultra-rapid and autonomous feedback control loop for cavitation in focused ultrasound (joint with Diagnostic Sonar Ltd.)
- TENOVUS Scotland Sir Robin McLellan Prize, 2014
As Principal Investigator
- Glasgow Knowledge Exchange fund
Joint with Pheonix Solutions AS, Norway
- European Research Council (ERC) Starting Grant
TheraCav: harnessing cavitation for therapy
- SUPA Industrial Placement (with Diagnostic Sonar Ltd.)
Autonomous and ultra-rapid cavitation control feedback loop
- Tenovus Scotland
Harnessing bubble-power for cancer therapy
- Norwegian Research Council (NRC) Yggdrasil mobility grant (to Bergen University)
High-speed flourescence migration imaging
- European Union FP7 Industry-Academia Partnership Project
Ultrasound activiated nanoencapsulated targetted drug delivery and tumour cell poration
As primary supervisor
- Ms Lisa McMenamin
- Mr Lukman Yusuf
- Ms Miriam Garcia Jimenez
Visiting PhD students
- Sarah Cleve (Lyon University)
- Paul Opkozo (Robert Gordon University)
- Dr Jae Hee Song
- Dr Kristoffer Johansen
- Dr Keith Johnston (currently lecturer at the University of Dundee)
- Dr Bjoern Gerold (currently senior research scientist at Theraclion, France)
Engineering Skills I (Trebuchet project)
Advanced Imaging and Therapy 5 (convenor)
Vibration 4 (Acoustics)