Daniel Elson is a Professor in the Hamlyn Centre for Robotic Surgery, Institute of Global Health Innovation, Institute of Biomedical Engineering and Department of Surgery and Cancer, Imperial College London. He completed a MSci and PhD in Physics at Imperial in 1999 and 2003 and became a Lecturer in the Institute of Biomedical Engineering in 2005. Research interests are based around the development and application of photonics technology to surgical imaging and surgical robotics. This includes developing imaging catheters for fluorescence lifetime imaging (FLIM), multispectral polarization sensitive laparoscopes with MEMS controlled spectral selection, illumination optics for flexible robotic endoscopes and optical detection of gold nanoparticles and thermal therapy. These
projects are funded by sources including EPSRC, ERC, FP7, NIHR and Wellcome
Trust. He has published over sixty five peer reviewed journal articles, ten book chapters and has contributed to over two hundred conferences.
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