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

NIHR funded Research Associate to work on super-resolution imaging of lymph nodes in breast cancer patients.



  • 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 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 Kai Riemer

EPSRC funded Research Associate working on 3D super-resolution imaging.

  • PhD on measurement of blood flow and pro-inflammatory activity in rabbit aorta from the Department of Bioengineering, Imperial College London (2017-2021)
  • 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

Dr Jipeng Yan

CZI funded Research Associate working on 3D beamforming and super-resolution imaging.

  • PhD in Mechanical Engineering at Shanghai Jiao Tong University, working on ultrasound-based human-machine interface (2017-2021).
  • MSc in Mechatronics Engineering at Harbin Institute of Technology, working on ultrasonic motor (2015-2017).
  • BEng in Mechanical Design at Manufacturing and Automation at Harbin Institute of Technology. (2011-2015).

Dr Carlos Cueto

EPSRC Doctoral Prize Fellow working on 3D ultrasound tomography of the human brain.

  • PhD Medical Imaging Sciences, Imperial College London, working on experimental and computational methods for ultrasound tomography of the brain (2018-2021).
  • MRes Medical Imaging Sciences, King’s College London (2017-2018).
  • MSc Biomedical Engineering, Imperial College London, working on the excitation of mechanical waves on the surface on neurons (2016-2017).
  • Researcher at Hitachi Central Research Laboratory, working on deep-learning applications in image processing (2015).
  • BSc Electronics Engineering, Technical University of Madrid, working on acoustic metamaterials for transcranial imaging (2010-2016).

Dr Cameron Smith

Visiting Researcher from the Shapiro lab at Caltech funded by the Human Frontier Science Program working on ultrasound imaging of genetically engineered cells.

  • EPSRC funded PhD in real-time monitoring of ultrasound therapy, University of Oxford (2017-2021)
  • MEng in Biomedical Engineering with Electrical Engineering, Imperial College London (2016-2017)

Dr Su Yan

BBSRC funded Research Associate working on in vivo super-resolution ultrasound localisation microscopy.

  • PhD in Electrical and Electronic Engineering, Imperial College London, working on ‘Spectral Deconvolution and Spatial Super-resolution for 3D Datacubes Collected from Old Master Paintings with Macro X-ray Fluorescence Scanning’ (2018-2022).
  • MSc in Communication Engineering, The University of Manchester (2016-2017).
  • Beng in Communication Engineering, Jilin University, China (2012-2016).

PhD Students

Mr Joseph Hansen-Shearer

PhD researcher working on three-dimensional ultrasound cardiac flow imaging.

  • Technical Consultant in Physics at Simbeyond B.V. working with OLEDs, OPVs and OFETs (2017-2018).
  • MPhys in Physics at University of Edinburgh (2012-2017).

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 focused 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.

Miss Bingxue Wang

PhD researcher working on 3D Super-Resolution Imaging of Lymph Nodes.

  • MSc in Medical Physics and Imaging at Imperial College London, UK (2018-2019).
  • BEng in Electronic and Information Engineering at Sichuan University, China (2014-2018).

Mr Marcelo Lerendegui

EPSRC funded Research Assistant working on 3D super-resolution imaging.

  • MSc in Biomedical Engineering at Duke University, USA
  • BSc in Electronics Engineering and Signal Processing at Buenos Aires Institute of Technology, Argentina
  • Research Assistant at Duke University, working on multiple transducer imaging of the oropharynx during sleep apnea.
  • Research Scientist with Gradient Health Inc, developing tensorflow operations and improving image diagnosis models.
  • 5 Years teaching at Buenos Aires Institute of Technology.
  • 5 Years designing and developing medical devices.

Miss Megan Morris

PhD researcher working on the application of magnetic resonance imaging and super-resolution ultrasound to monitor tumour blood delivery during breast cancer radiotherapy.

  • Research placement with the Imaging for Radiotherapy Adaptation team at the Institute of Cancer Research (2019). Developed a software for 2D tracking of kidney motion for the purpose of protecting the kidneys during upper abdominal cancer radiotherapy.
  • MSc in Natural Sciences at Lancaster University with a study abroad year at The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology (2016-2020). Associated with the Nonlinear and Biomedical Physics Research Group at Lancaster University for a fourth-year research project investigating the mammalian timing system.

Mr Rifkat Zaydullin

PhD researcher in machine learning applications to ultrasound imaging.

  • MSci in Physics at Imperial College London (2016-2020)

Miss Emma Lubel

PhD student working across the ULIS and the Neuromechanics and Rehabilitation Technology group looking into the use of ultrasound techniques for control of an upper-limb prosthesis.

  • MSc in Human and Biological Robotics at Imperial College London (2018-2019)
  • BA in Natural Sciences majoring in Physics at University of Cambridge (2015-2018)

Miss Laura Taylor

PhD research in super-resolution ultrasound imaging.

  • MSc in Biomedical Engineering with a focus in Medical Physics and Imaging at Imperial College London (2019-2020)
  • Associate Research Engineer at HJ Science & Technology working on instrumentation and software development for chemical and biological analysis systems (2018-2019)
  • BSc in Bioengineering and Electrical Engineering & Computer Sciences at the University of California, Berkeley (2013-2017)

Miss Clotilde Vié

PhD researcher working on imaging of gut the structure and microcirculation in response to nutrition intakes and therapeutics.

  • MSc of Biomedical Engineering at Imperial College (2020 – 2021).
  • Master of Engineering with major in Physics and Optics at the Institute of Optics Graduate School – France (2015 – 2020).

Mr Biao Huang

PhD student working on the application of super resolution ultrasound to imaging the cardiac vessels.

  • MSc in Biomedical Engineering, Shanghai Jiaotong University, working on the image processing of the cardiac images (2018-2021).
  • BEng in Biomedical Engineering, Central South University (2014-2018).

Mr Qingyuan Tan

PhD researcher working on three-dimensional ultrasound super-resolution imaging.

  • M. Eng. in Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing at Wuhan University, working on ultrafast ultrasound imaging (2017-2020).
  • B. Sc. in Mathematics and Applied Mathematics at Wuhan University (2013-2017).

Miss Jingwen Zhu

PhD researcher working on super-resolution ultrasound brain imaging.

  • M. Eng. in Biomedical Engineering at National University of Singapore (2020 – 2022).
  • B. Sc. in Biomedical Engineering at Zhejiang University (2016 – 2020).

Miss Clara Rodrigo Gonzalez

MRes/PhD researcher working towards improving current super-resolution techniques for cardiac imaging in 3D. She has a particular interest in applications of deep learning techniques to imaging.

  • MEng in Biomedical Engineering at Imperial College London. She did her Masters project in the application of cycleGANs for image-to-image translation within this lab.
  • UROP in the development of algorithms for simultaneous tracking of mayflies in 3D.
  • Internship as a ML consultant at dunnhumby.

Research Assistants

Mr Bruno Grandi Sgambato

Research Assistant working on the SOMA Project across ULIS and the Neuromechanics and Rehabilitation Technology group. Interested in using Ultrasound as a peripheral interface for forearm prosthetics control.

  • BSc in Physics with specialization in Medical Physics at State University of Campinas (UNICAMP), Brazil (2015-2020)

MRes Students

Miss Katharine Brudkiewicz

MRes Neurotechnology student working on functional imaging using ultrafast and super resolution transcranial ultrasound.

  • BSc in Medical Sciences and Engineering at UCL, working on mathematically modelling transcranial therapeutic low intensity focused ultrasound to assess suitability of software k-Wave for producing patient specific treatment plans for neuromodulation (2019-2022)