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

Mr 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).

PhD Students

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 Carlos Cueto

PhD researcher working on the tomographic use of ultrasound to image the human brain.
Carlos_Cueto_Modejar Previously:


  • M.Res. Medical Imaging Sciences, King’s College London (2017-2018)
  • M.Sc. 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)
  • B.Sc. Electronics Engineering, Technical University of Madrid, working on acoustic metamaterials for transcranial imaging (2010-2016)

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

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)

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)