IMNS Seminar: Nanoengineering Approaches to Surgery


Scottish Microelectronics Centre, Room 1.03/4


Wednesday, March 1, 2023 - 13:00 to 14:00

IMNS Seminar: Nanoengineering Approaches to Surgery

Speaker: Prof Joe McGeough (IMNS)

Joe McGeough is an Honorary Professorial Fellow in the Institute for Integrated Micro and Nano Systems, in the School of Engineering.  He was formerly the Regius Professor of Engineering, serving for eight years as Head of the Department of Mechanical Engineering.

His earlier researches dealt with electrochemical machining (ECM), a high current density anodic dissolution process.  ECM is used to shape hard alloy metals that are difficult to cut by traditional methods.  He has worked closely with aircraft engine, offshore oil and gas, and domestic products industries on applications of ECM based on his researches. The Institution of Mechanical Engineers (IMechE) and the Society for Underwater Technology awarded him and his co-workers prizes for their ECM work.  He is the emeritus editor-in-chief of the Proceedings of the IMechE, Journal of Nanomaterials, Nanoengineering and Nanosystems.  The IMechE elected him its President in 2019.  During 2020-2021 he chaired the IMechE Covid Task Force providing industry and official public bodies with information and guidelines on how to deal with the pandemic in their sectors.

In addition Joe McGeough has collaborated with surgeons mainly on the effects of ageing on the engineering properties of human bone and tissue, and on unconventional methods of cutting in surgery.  He was the Co-Director of the Edinburgh Orthopaedic Engineering Centre, based in the University Medical School adjacent to the Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh, Little France.  The seminar will deal with their collaborative work.

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