The School’s new Department of Surgical & Interventional Engineering has received a £1M grant from The Wolfson Foundation. The grant, part of over £12M awarded to outstanding projects across the UK in the fields of Science, Health, the Arts and Humanities and Secondary Education, will be used to equip King's with research facilities embedded in St Thomas' Hospital.
The Wolfson Foundation grant, led by Seb Ourselin (Head of School) together with Professor Reza Razavi (Vice President & Vice-Principal of Research & Innovation at King's) and Professor Tom Vercauteren (of Interventional Image Computing) will support equipping the upcoming mock interventional suite and associated laboratory facilities. The research laboratories, currently under development in St Thomas' Hospital, will provide an exciting environment to design innovative medical technologies and integrate these into clinical devices ready for first-in-patient studies. Future engineering and clinical graduates in surgical and interventional sciences will further benefit from this multi-disciplinary environment promoting interactions with a multitude of clinical and engineering staff.
The Department has also begun to host weekly seminar series for King’s researchers to create a regular platform for knowledge and research interest exchange on surgical and interventional engineering.
The Department’s mission is to bring together engineering and clinical experts to develop new surgical and interventional technologies for a wide range of clinical applications with a focus on combing diagnostic information to support image-guidance during procedures. To learn more about the Department, click here.