Three awards for students and researchers working in medical engineering are again open for entries.
William James Award – presented to the student whose PhD research shows the most potential to contribute toward the development and improvement of the biomedical engineering field. The 2012 winner was Alistair Johnson at Oxford University, who has devoted his research efforts toward medical prediction systems with the aim of synthesizing complex patient physiology into clinically interpretable severity metrics for use in improving patient care.
Dennis Hill Award – awarded annually to the student on an MEng or MSc programme who has, during the past year, submitted the best project dissertation in the general field of biomedical engineering and cognate subjects (including electronic and electrical engineering, physics, healthcare technologies and health informatics). The 2012 winner was Samantha Simons at the University of Surrey, who works on the analysis of brain signals, with advanced signal processing techniques, to help in the diagnosis of Alzheimer’s disease.
J A Lodge Award – recognises promising early-career electronic or electrical engineers working in the field of research and development within biomedical engineering. The 2012 winner was Dr Julien Oster at the University of Oxford, whose research focuses on the development of statistical signal processing techniques for the removal of blood flow artifacts in cardiac electrophysiological data recorded during magnetic resonance imaging.
In addition to valuable publicity, prizes include cash, a certificate and one year’s membership of the Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET). The closing date for each competition is 15th September 2013. Further details are available through the links above.