Imperial College London

ProfessorFerdinandoRodriguez y Baena

Faculty of EngineeringDepartment of Mechanical Engineering

Co-Director of Hamlyn Centre, Professor of Medical Robotics



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Ferdinando Rodriguez y Baena is Professor of Medical Robotics in the Department of Mechanical Engineering at Imperial College, where he leads the Mechatronics in Medicine Laboratory and the Applied Mechanics Division. He has been the Engineering Co-Director of the Hamlyn Centre, which is part of the Institute of Global Health Innovation, since July 2020. He is a founding member and great advocate of the Imperial College Robotics Forum, now the first point of contact for roboticists at Imperial College.

His 20-strong team of staff and PhD students has a translational focus, though their work encompasses both “blue skies” research and “near-to-market” development. He is the Chair of the Programme Committee for the International Society for Computer Assisted Orthopaedic Surgery (CAOS International), CAOS UK, and the Hamlyn Symposium; He is also the founding Chair of the IET’s recently established Communities Committee for Technical Networks (CC TN), a Leverhulme Prize winner (engineering), a former ERC grant holder, and the coordinator of an €8.3M European project on robotic-assisted neurosurgical drug delivery (EDEN2020). He has published over 160 papers and secured in excess of £12M in research funding to date.

Selected Publications

Journal Articles

Ko, S.K., Rodriguez y Baena, et al., 2012, Towards a Miniaturized Needle Steering System with Path Planning for Obstacle Avoidance, Ieee Transactions on Biomedical Engineering, Vol:N/A

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