Imperial College London

Emeritus ProfessorColinCaro

Faculty of EngineeringDepartment of Bioengineering

Emeritus Professor in Physiological Mechanics



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4.03Royal School of MinesSouth Kensington Campus





  • D.Sc (Engineering), Honoris Causa, Witwatersrand, 2010
  • Caro Research Studentship, created by Department of Bioengineering, Imperial College, 2007
  • Colin Caro Award for Best Student in Bioengineering, created by University of Witwaterstand, Johannesburg, 2007
  • Winner, The Engineer Outstanding Achievement Award, The Engineer Technology and Innovation Awards, 2007
  • Docteur, Honoris Causa, Paris, 2005
  • Arthur Guyton Award, International Society of Cardiovascular Medicine and Science, 2003
  • D.Sc (Engineering), Honoris Causa, London, 2003
  • Honorary Fellowship, Institute of Physics and Engineering in Medicine, 2002
  • Founding Fellow, International Academy of Medical & Biological Engineering, 2000
  • Initial Awardee Foreign Fellowship, American Institute of Medical & Biological Engineering, 1994
  • F.R.C.P., Byelaw 39d, London, 1992
  • First Awardee Invited Professorship, Tokyo Women's Medical College, 1981
  • Royal Society Visiting Research Professor, Weizmann Institute, Israel, 1978
  • F.R.C.P., Edinburgh, 1968
  • M.D., Witwatersrand, 1961
  • M.R.C.P., Edinburgh, 1954
  • M.B., B.Ch, Witwatersrand, 1950
  • B.Sc. Hons, Witwatersrand, 1949

External Positions

  • Editorial Board, Cardiovascular Research; Heart and Vessels; Biorheology
  • Editorial Board:, Cardiovascular Research; Heart and Vessels; Biorheology
  • Consultant (1975-81), French Government (DGRST) Committee on Vascular Disease
  • Consultant (1990-2002), Physics of Flow, General Electric, R&D Centre (New York)
  • Advisor (1987), Japanese Ministry of Health and Welfare Programme: Hemodynamic Mechanisms in Atherogenesis
  • Consultant (1976-80), NIH/NSF research programme on atherosclerosis
  • Editorial Board, Proceedings of the Royal Society Series A

Membership of Professional Bodies

  • Initial, and Awardee, Foreign Fellowship and Emeritus Fellow, American Institute for Medical and Biological Engineering
  • Emeritus Member, American Physiological Society
  • Senior Member, British Atherosclerosis Society
  • Honorary Member, British Microcirculation Society
  • Founder and several times Chairman Series on Physiological Mechanics, Euromech
  • Honorary Fellow, Institute of Physics and Engineering in Medicine
  • Founding Fellow, International Academy for Medical and Biological Engineering
  • Former Vice President, International Society of Biorheology
  • Fellow, Royal College of Physicians - London
  • Retired Member, The Physiological Society
  • Sometime Chairman International Steering Committee, World Congress of Biomechanics

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