Prof Robert C Schroter PhD DIC FCGI FIAMBE FIChemE CEng
Bob Schroter is Emeritus Professor and Senior Research Investigator in the Department of Bioengineering at Imperial College London. He has held the Personal Chair in Biological Mechanics since 1994.
He obtained both his BSc and PhD in chemical engineering at Imperial College where he has been based throughout his career. In 1966, he joined the newly formed Physiological Flow Studies Unit at Imperial College; this novel multi-disciplinary group was brought together to investigate biological and medical problems from a truly inter-disciplinary standpoint. The Unit was one of the key groups in the early evolution worldwide of the discipline of bioengineering. The activities and reputation of the Unit were key drivers in the establishment of the Centre for Biological and Medical Systems and subsequently the Department of Bioengineering at Imperial.
His academic interests have focussed on the innovative application of physical and engineering science, particularly chemical engineering, to the elucidation of important biological, medical and veterinary topics. The approach to problems has always been highly interdisciplinary because, by its very nature the field of biomechanics involves an intimate blend and understanding of physiological science and mechanics.
His diverse work in the field of physiological mechanics has involved both theoretical modelling and experimental studies on humans and animals together with the development of novel instrumentation techniques. Aspects of his research activities have had significant implications beyond the immediate academic environment, contributing to the setting of standards for both human and animal activities and welfare.
He has also undertaken many important external responsibilities, nationally and internationally within his professional sphere. International recognition of his professional standing has included election to membership of the World Council of Biomechanics in 1998 and Fellowship of the American Institute of Medical and Biological Engineering in 2003.