Principal Investigator

Professor Mengxing Tang


Dr Mengxing Tang joined the Department of Bioengineering, Imperial College as a Lecturer (Assistant Professor) in 2006, and was promoted to a Senior Lecturer (Associate Professor) in 2011, a Reader in 2015, and a Professor in Biomedical Imaging in 2018. Before moving to London, he was a Departmental Lecturer in the Department of Engineering Science, University of Oxford.

He founded the Ultrasound Laboratory for Imaging and Sensing (ULIS, previously known as the Ultrasound Imaging Group) at Imperial College in 2006.

His research has been funded by EPSRC, the Wellcome Trust, CRUK, the Royal Society,  and Badrit Foundation. He is an Associate Editor of  the IEEE Transactions on Ultrasonics, Ferroelectrics, and Frequency Control, and is on the Editorial Advisory Board of Ultrasound in Medicine and Biology.

Post-Doctoral Researchers

Dr. Matthieu Toulemonde

EPSRC IAA funded Research Associate working on ultrafast Contrast Enhanced Ultrasound (CEUS) imaging for echocardiographic application.



  • EPSRC and BHF funded Research Associate working on ultrafast Contrast Enhanced Ultrasound (CEUS) imaging for echocardiographic application (2015 – 2018).
  • Teaching and research, Attaché Temporaire d’Enseignement et de Recherche (ATER), Univeristé Lyon 1, France (2014 – 2015)
  • Studied for PhD in new beamforming strategy for improved ultrasound imaging: application to biological tissues nonlinear imaging, Université Lyon 1, France and Università di Firenze, Italy (2011 – 2014)
  • Research master’s degree of Optic, Image and Vision studies, Université Jean Monnet, France (2009 – 2011)

Dr. Sevan Harput

EPSRC funded Research Associate working on Ultrasound Super Resolution Imaging with ultrasound contrast agents (Jointed with Drs Chris Dunsby’s and Robert Eckersley’s groups).

He is an Editorial and Administrative assistant in the IEEE Transactions on Ultrasonics, Ferroelectrics and Frequency Control since 2013. His research interests focus on high frame-rate ultrasound imaging, super-resolution imaging, Doppler and flow imaging, Elastography, coded excitation techniques, nonlinear acoustics and ultrasound contrast agents.


  • Research Fellow in the University of Leeds, UK between 2013-2016.
  • Ph.D. in Electronic and Electrical Engineering from the University of Leeds, UK in 2013.
  • Teaching and research fellow in the Sabanci University, Turkey between 2007-2008.
  • M.Sc. in Electronic Engineering and Computer Sciences from Sabanci University, Turkey in 2007.
  • B.Sc. in Microelectronics Engineering from Sabanci University, Turkey in 2005.

Dr. Chee-Hau Leow

CRUK funded Postdoc Researcher on Cancer Imaging using Contrast Enhanced Ultrasound


  • Studied for a PhD in High Frame-Rate Ultrasound Particle Imaging Velocimetry
  • BEng in Computer Engineering Universiti Teknologi Malaysia(2008-2012)

Dr. Xiaowei Zhou

BHF funded postdoctoral researcher on 3D flow imaging and quantification


  • Studied for a PhD at University of Dundee in investigation of ultrasound-measured flow related parameters in radial and ulnar arteries (2013-2017).
  • Studied for a MSc at East China University of Science and Technology (2010-2013).

Dr. Oscar Calderon Agudo

Research Associate funded by the Excellence Fund for Frontier Research working on the tomographic use of ultrasound.

  • Ph.D. in Applied Geophysics at Imperial College London, United Kingdom (2014-2018). Thesis title: Acoustic full-waveform inversion in geophysical and medical imaging
  • M.Sc. intern at Schlumberger – WesternGeco, United Kingdom (2014)
  • M.Sc. intern at Statoil, Norway (2013)
  • M.Sc. in Applied Geophysics at IDEA League Joint Master between TU Delft, ETH Zurich and RWTH Aachen, Europe (2012-2014). Thesis title: Seismic source deghosting – Application to the Delta 3 source array
  • B.Sc. intern at B-CSI, Spain (2010-2011)
  • B.Sc. in Physics at University of Barcelona, Spain (2007-2012)

Dr. Jacob Broughton-Venner

Research Associate funded by Heptares Therapeutics on microvascular imaging of drug induced changes on the digestive system

  • PhD on Design Optimisation of Controlled Aeroelastic Aerofoils and Wings from the Department of Aeronautics, Imperial College London (2014-2018)
  • MSc in Advanced Computational Methods for Aeronautics, Flow Management and Fluid-Structure Interaction. Imperial College London (2013-2014)
  • MA in Mathematics, St. Catharine’s College, University of Cambridge

Dr. Antonio Stanziola

Research Associate working on high frame rate ultrasound contrast imaging
antonio Previously:

  • PhD in high frame rate contrast enhanced ultrasound imaging
  • MSc in Biomedical Engineering
  • BsC in Biomedical Engineering (University of Pisa)
  • Intern at Sant’Anna School of Advanced Studies: Biorobotic design and FEM simulations (CoCoRo Project)

PhD Students

Miss Jemma Brown

Studying for a PhD using microbubbles for super resolution ultrasound. Student of Imperial and KCL Medical Imaging Centre of Doctoral Training, co-supervised by Dr Eckersley and Dr Tang.

  • MPhys at University of Oxford, UK, (2011 – 2015 ).

Mr Thomas Robins

MRes/PhD working on brain functional imaging using high-frame rate ultrasound. (co-supervised by Dr Paul Chadderton)
tom Previously:

  • Worked on 3D blood flow visualisation using high frame rate contrast enhanced ultrasound imaging, MEng (co-supervised by Virginie Papadopoulou)
  • Intern at VirtaMed AG, Zurich: Application of augmented reality in arthroscopic surgery simulations (2014)
  • Intern at Otto Bock, Duderstadt: Development of passive upper body prosthetics (2013)
  • Rio Tinto Sports Innovation Challenge: Self-righting basketball wheelchair (2012)

Mr Ge Zhang

Working on Ultrasound Activation of Targeted Phase-Change Contrast Agents in Molecular Cancer Imaging
Zhang_Ge_Crop Previously:

  • MSc in Biomedical Engineering (Imperial College London) (2015-2016)
  • BEng in Engineering with Finance (University College London & London School of Economics) (2012-2015)

Mr Kai Riemer

Studying for a Mres/PhD in the Investigation of the roles of blood flow and inflammation in cardiovascular disease using novel ultrasound Imaging technology and confocal microscopy

  • Research Associate at German Heart Institute Berlin (DHZB, Germany) working on congenital heart defects and the development of a novel bioprosthetic heart valve
  • M.Sc. Biomedical Engineering (TU Berlin, Germany) working on biofluid mechanics and the development of an automated error correction using passive BCI for defined movement pattern of a hand prosthesis

Mr Xinhuan Zhou

CSC funded PhD student working on ultrasound imaging and CFD of cardiovascular flow.

  • Engineer at AVIC Commercial Aircraft Engine Company, China, working on CFD of turbomachinery and mechanical system (2015~2016)
  • Master student at Dalian University of Technology, studying carbon geological sequestration and magnetic resonance velocimetry / thermometry for geological flows (2012~2015)
  • BS at Xi’an Jiaotong University, studying thermodynamics and power engineering (2008~2012)

Miss Jiaqi Zhu

Working on ultrasound imaging for lymphatic system

  • MEng in Electronic and Communications Engineering, the University of Nottingham, UK (2014-2016)
  • BEng in Optoelectronic and Information Engineering, Nanjing University of Science and Technology, with final year in the University of Nottingham. (2011-2015).

Mr Carlos Cueto Mondejar

MRes/PhD researcher working on the tomographic use of ultrasound.
Carlos_Cueto_Modejar Previously:After graduating from the Technical University of Madrid in 2016 with a BEng in Electronics Engineering he moved to London, where he received an MSc in Biomedical Engineering from Imperial College London in 2017.As an undergraduate student, he delved into the field of medical ultrasound, with a particular focus on its use for neurological purposes. As a master’s student, he studied ways in which the interaction between neuronal firing and sound could be used to detect brain activity.

Mr Javier Cudeiro

MRes/PhD researcher working on the tomographic use of ultrasound.

• 2016-2018 – Research Assistant, Ultrasound Medical Devices, NSB Lab, Imperial College London, UK
• 2015-2016 – MRes, Medical Device Design and Entrepreneurship, Imperial College London, UK
• 2014 – Consultant Engineer, Hospital Nacional de Parapléjicos, Group FENNSI, Spain
• 2010 – BEng, Biomedical Engineering (Spec. Tissue Engineering), Universidad Carlos III de Madrid, Spain

MRes students

Mr Joseph Hansen-Shearer

MRes/PhD project on the development of photoacoustic ultrasound. The PhD is between the Medical Imaging CDT at Kings and Imperial College.

  • Undergraduate degree at the University of Edinburgh. (2011-2015).

Mr Oscar Bates

MRes/PhD researcher working towards ultrasound tomography of the human brain, he has a particular interest in leveraging computational techniques to improve medical imaging.

  • Research Scientist / Senior Research Scientist with IBEX Innovations. Oscar focussed on developing statistical models to extract information from a novel x-ray imaging technology. This technology has applications in the Medical, Portable Security and Food Inspection markets.
  • MPhys Physics at University of York. A course with strong theoretical and practical components, his project investigated the properties of magnetic thin films.