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Professor Timothy Leighton

Professor Timothy Leighton

 FRS FREng FMedSci ScD
Professor of Ultrasonics

Accepting applications from PhD students.

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Trained in physics and theoretical physics, Professor Leighton works across physical, medical, biological, social and ocean sciences, fluid dynamics and engineering, to investigate some of the world’s most intractable problems, such as climate change, food security, the understanding of marine life, the antibiotic apocalypse, pandemic preparedness, and cures for incurable or difficult-to-heal chronic wounds.

In addition, he continues to support the now-international efforts for which he advocated,

  • on the inclusion of acoustic sensors on probes to other planets and moons, and
  • on identifying the conditions in which the increasing exposure of the public to airborne ultrasound can be accomplished safely or should be avoided.