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Professor Panicos Kyriacou awarded 2019 Institute of Physics and Engineering in Medicine (IPEM) Academic Gold Medal

The Director of City’s Biomedical Engineering Research Group (BERG) has been recognised for his outstanding contribution to academic practice in regard to physics and engineering applied to medicine and biology.
by John Stevenson (Senior Communications Officer)

Professor of Biomedical Engineering and Director of City’s Biomedical Engineering Research Group (BERG), Professor Panicos Kyriacou, has been awarded the 2019 Institute of Physics and Engineering in Medicine (IPEM) Academic Gold Medal. 

He received the prestigious prize from Professor Stephen O’Connor, President of Institute of Physics and Engineering in Medicine (IPEM), on Monday 23rd September, during the 2019 Medical Physics and Engineering Conference held in Bristol.

Biosensors and clinical measurements

The award recognises Professor Kyriacou’s “substantial and sustained track record at an outstanding level of contribution to the advancement of Academic practice related to physics and engineering applied to medicine and biology”.

Professor Kyriacou is also the Associate Dean (Research) in the School of Mathematics, Computer Science & Engineering. 

His main research activities are primarily focused upon the understanding, development and applications of medical instrumentation, biosensors and clinical measurements to facilitate the prognosis, diagnosis and treatment of disease with a focus in the design of non-invasive optical sensors for the early screening of cardiovascular diseases and monitoring of blood gases and tissue biochemistry.

Professor Kyriacou's research pushes the frontiers of current optical and electronic technologies and demonstrates how such technologies can be used as non-invasive medical “tools”.

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