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Dr Martin Fry
Appointment
  • Lecturer
  • Dept of Med Phys & Biomedical Eng
  • Faculty of Engineering Science
Biography

Dr Martin Fry has a BSc(Eng) in Electronic and Electrical Engineering from UCL (1985), an MSc in Medical Electronics and Physics from St. Bartholomew’s Hospital, University of London (1986) and a PhD in Physics from the University of Exeter (1990). His PhD research involved the development of a relatively low-cost MRI system targeted for imaging finger joints, and in particular visualising the cartilage. This scanner produced images of 100 micron resolution, which at the time, were the highest resolution MR images achieved of human subjects in vivo. Since 2000 he has been employed as a Lecturer in Medical Electronics at UCL.

Research Themes
Research Summary

Dr Martin Fry has substantial experience in developing Medical Electronic Instrumentation and has co-authored over 50 research publications. He has expertise in numerous applications of electronics to medicine including MRI, electrical stimulation of muscles and near infra-red optical tomography - three areas in which the Department of Medical Physics and Bioengineering at UCL undertakes world-class research. For his doctorate he developed a relatively low-cost (£80k) MRI scanner targeted to imaging finger joints, and in particular visualising the cartilage. This scanner produced images of 100 micron resolution, which at the time, were the highest resolution MR images achieved of living human subjects. The concept of a low-cost MRI scanner was commercialised by Surrey Medical Imaging Systems Limited and enabled many groups around the world to undertake affordable MRI research. He has developed computer-controlled instrumentation to compensate for the effects of eddy currents in MRI systems. This instrumentation was subsequently marketed by Magnex Scientific Limited, Oxford, one of the world’s leading suppliers of MRI magnets. In recognition of “Work in the field of research and development in Medical Engineering”, he was awarded the first J A Lodge Award by the Institution of Electrical Engineers. He has also undertaken research into medical, teaching and environmental monitoring applications of small, low-cost, web-enabled microcontrollers for the implementation of web-controlled instrumentation.

Teaching Summary

Dr Martin Fry is the Convenor and Chair of the Exam Board of the MSc in Physics and Engineering in Medicine.

Martin contributes to 7 undergraduate and MSc modules:
MPHY3012 Physiological Monitoring,
MPHYGB17 Clinical Practice,
MPHYGB20 Medical Electronics and Control
MPHYGB22 Applications of Biomedical Engineering
PHAS1224 First Year Medical Physics Practical
PHAS3441 Third Year Physics Group Project
MAPS3001 Third
Year Natural Sciences Literature Project

Academic Background
1992 PhD Doctor of Philosophy – Medical Physics University of Exeter
1986 MSc Master of Science – Medical Electronics and Physics St Bartholomews Hospital
1985 BEng hons Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) – Electronic and Electrical Engineering University College London
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