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Prof Nader Saffari
UCL Mech Eng
Roberts Bld.
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  • Professor of Ultrasonics
  • Dept of Mechanical Engineering
  • Faculty of Engineering Science

Nader Saffari has a BSc in Electrical and Electronic Engineering, an MSc in Microwaves and Modern Optics and a PhD in ultrasound modelling, from UCL. After completing his studies he worked for six years as an engineering consultant for industrial clients and joined UCL as a lecturer in 1992.

Research Summary

Nader Saffari is Professor of Ultrasonics at UCL and the head of the Ultrasonics Group. His research interests include high intensity focused ultrasound (HIFU) for the ablation of tumours, mathematical modelling of ultrasound (US) propagation and scattering in inhomogeneous tissues, histotripsy for intrahepatic cell delivery, US mediated neuro-modulation, US mediated drug delivery, shear wave tumour detection in the prostate and sono-dynamic antibacterial blood cleansing. The Ultrasonics Group, which he set up in 1992, has developed both a strong theoretical modelling activity and extensive experimental capabilities.



Teaching Summary

Nader Saffari lectures third-year students on Quality Technology (MECH3003). He also lectures fourth-year/MSc students on Airborne Acoustics and Underwater Acoustics (MECHM008/GM04/GR04). He is also the Admissions Tutor for the MSc programmes.

Academic Background
1984   Doctor of Philosophy University College London
1980   Master of Science University College London
1978   Bachelor of Science University of Leeds
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