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Dr Karthik Budidha first came to City, University of London in 2006 to pursue his undergraduate degree (BEng) in Biomedical Engineering. Following his undergraduate degree, he acquired an MSc in biomedical engineering from Imperial College London in 2010. He then worked as a Biomedical Engineer in Hillingdon hospital for a year before returning to the Research Centre for Biomedical Engineering (RCBE), at City, University of London in 2011 to pursue his PhD. During his PhD he developed a novel In-ear oximeter to monitor arterial oxygen saturation and heart rate in patients with compromised peripheral perfusion.

Dr Budidha's primary interests lie in the design of novel wearable non-invasive sensors, and development of bio-electronic instrumentation to continuously monitor physiological and behavioural variables. Being named the primary researcher in the Wellcome Trust’s Pathfinder Award, he is currently working towards the development of a novel intra-luminal sensor for monitoring intestinal viability in colorectal cancer surgery.

Qualifications

  1. PhD in Biomedical Engineering, City University London, London, United Kingdom, Oct 2011 – May 2016
  2. MSc in Biomedical Engineering with Medical Physics, Imperial College London, London, United Kingdom, Sep 2009 – Sep 2010
  3. BEng (Hons) in Biomedical Engineering, City University London, London, United Kingdom, Sep 2006 – Jul 2009

Employment

  1. Post-doctoral Research Associate, City University London, London, May 2016 – present
  2. Visiting Lecturer, City University London, London, Sep 2013 – present
  3. Biomedical Engineer, Hillingdon Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, Uxbridge, Sep 2010 – Sep 2011

Memberships of Professional Organisations

  1. Graduate Member, IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society, May 2013 – present
  2. Graduate Member, Institute of Physics and Engineering in Medicine, Nov 2011 – Mar 2015

Awards

  1. Institute of Physics and Engineering in Medicine (2014) IPEM Travel award
  2. City, University of London & Barts NHS Trust (2011) Doctoral Studentship

Publications

Conference Papers and Proceedings (6)

  1. Budidha, K., Abay, T.Y. and Kyriacou, P.A. (2015). Investigation of photoplethysmography, laser doppler flowmetry and near infrared spectroscopy during induced thermal stress. .
  2. Budidha, K. and Kyriacou, P.A. (2015). Investigation of photoplethysmography and arterial blood oxygen saturation from the ear-canal and the finger under conditions of artificially induced hypothermia. .
  3. Budidha, K. and Kyriacou, P.A. (2014). Investigation of Pulse Transit Times utilizing multisite reflectance photoplethysmography under conditions of artificially induced peripheral vasoconstriction. .
  4. Rybynok, V., May, J.M., Budidha, K. and Kyriacou, P.A. (2013). Design and development of a novel multi-channel photoplethysmographic research system. .
  5. Budidha, K. and Kyriacou, P.A. (2013). Devepopment of an optical probe to investigate the suitability of measuring photoplethysmographs and blood oxygen saturation from the human auditory canal. .
  6. Budidha, K. and Kyriacou, P.A. (2013). Devepopment of an optical probe to investigate the suitability of measuring photoplethysmographs and blood oxygen saturation from the human auditory canal. .

Journal Articles (2)

  1. Budidha, K. and Kyriacou, P.A. (2017). In vivo investigation of ear canal pulse oximetry during hypothermia. Journal of Clinical Monitoring and Computing pp. 1–11. doi:10.1007/s10877-017-9975-4.
  2. Budidha, K. and Kyriacou, P.A. (2014). The human ear canal: Investigation of its suitability for monitoring photoplethysmographs and arterial oxygen saturation. Physiological Measurement, 35(2), pp. 111–128. doi:10.1088/0967-3334/35/2/111.

Posters (4)

  1. Budidha, K., Ysehak Abay, T. and Kyriacou, P.A. Comparison of cerebral blood flow auto regulation with peripheral blood flow autoregulation using photoplethysmography. International Symposium of Innovations and Applications of Monitoring Perfusion, Oxygenation and Ventilation (IAMPOV), Tokyo Japan, 2015.
  2. Shafqat, K., Ysehak Abay, T., Budidha, K. and Kyriacou, P.A. Empirical Mode Decomposition of NIRS signals for assessment of cerebral and muscle thermoregulation. International Symposium of Innovations and Applications of Monitoring Perfusion, Oxygenation and Ventilation (IAMPOV), Tokyo Japan, 2015.
  3. Ysehak Abay, T., Budidha, K. and Kyriacou, P.A. Assessment of Blood
    Flow, Blood Volume and Haemoglobin concentrations by Photoplethysmography during
    induced hypothermia.
    International Symposium of Innovations and Applications of Monitoring Perfusion, Oxygenation and Ventilation (IAMPOV), Tokyo Japan, 2015.
  4. Rybynok, V., Budidha, K., May, J., Njoum, H., phillips, J. and kyriacou, P.A. ZenPPG: a modular multi-channel photoplethysmography system. IAMPOV, 2012, 2012.

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