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Prof Ben Cox
3.03, Medical Physics and Bioengineering
Malet Place Engineering Building
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  • Professor of Biomedical Acoustics
  • Dept of Med Phys & Biomedical Eng
  • Faculty of Engineering Science

I was an undergraduate and a postgraduate at the Institute of Sound and Vibration Research (ISVR), University of Southampton, during which time I played in the university orchestra, sang in the chamber choir and Light Opera Society, and studied acoustics. For a year while writing up my PhD (on geoacoustic inversion in shallow water) I sang with the choir at Lichfield Cathedral. Three years at Arup Acoustics followed, which fulfilled an early ambition: working on the acoustic design of concert halls and opera houses. Since 2003 I have been working on photoacoustic imaging and biomedical ultrasound in the Department of Medical Physics and Biomedical Engineering at University College London. I am currently Professor of Biomedical Acoustics, and a member of the Photoacoustic Imaging and Biomedical Ultrasound research groups.

Research Summary

My interests are mostly in various areas of acoustics, including:

  • Photoacoustic imaging, particularly inverse problems including quantitative photoacoustic imaging (and therefore light transport in tissue)
  • Wave modelling using spectral and k-space methods (www.k-wave.org)
  • Ultrasound detection
  • Nonlinear ultrasound
  • Biomedical ultrasound
  • Other areas of acoustics, including architectural acoustics

Teaching Summary

I currently teach a module on Biomedical Ultrasound with my colleague and research collaborator Bradley Treeby.

Academic Background
2011   Postgraduate Certificate in Learning and Teaching in Higher Education University College London
2010   Chartered Engineer To be updated
1999   Doctor of Philosophy University of Southampton
1996   Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) University of Southampton
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