Centre for Biomedical Engineering

Our Centre was set up by Professor Joe Zarek, the first appointed head of the School of Mechanical Engineering at Surrey and a pioneer in the newly-developing field of biomechanics.

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We have a masters course that's been running for over 50 years, making it one of the longest-established courses in the world and our Professional Training placements give a unique opportunity to have structured industrial or clinical experience across the UK and beyond.

Our staff

Professor Michael Hughes

Examinations Officer, Department of Mechanical Engineering Sciences

Originally from tiny Holy Island of the northwest coast of Wales, Mike Hughes was inspired to a life in science by the popular TV series Cosmos, in which the presenter (Carl Sagan) looked at the interconnected nature of the different aspects of science.  Faced with a choice between engineering and life sciences, he chose to do a degree the former but was able to combine bot...