Imperial College London


Faculty of EngineeringDepartment of Bioengineering

Research Postgraduate







B324Royal School of MinesSouth Kensington Campus





Sophie Morse is a final year PhD student in the Noninvasive Surgery & Biopsy Laboratory ( in the Department of Bioengineering at Imperial College London. 

Her research focuses on improving the delivery of drugs to the brain using focused ultrasound and microbubbles. This is a local, reversible and noninvasive technique which can help in the diagnosis and treatment of brain diseases. 

    • 2016-2019 PhD, Biomedical Engineering, Imperial College London
    • 2015-2016 MRes, Biomedical Imaging, King's and Imperial College London
    • 2011-2015 MEng, Biomedical Engineering, Imperial College London
    • 2019 Gold Medal in Engineering and Westminster Award (overall winner) at STEM for Britain in UK Parliament.
    • 2019 Won competition on Image-guided therapy at Eu Symposium on Ultrasound Contrast Imaging in Rotterdam, Netherlands
    • 2018 People's Choice Prize for Art of Research competition 
    • 2017 Best poster award, Dementia Symposium, London
    • 2017 Student Finalist, International Symposium on Therapeutic Ultrasound, China
    • 2016 Best poster award, King's College Biomedical Imaging Symposium 
    • 2014, 2015 Deans' list - top 10% of the year



Morse SV, Pouliopoulos AN, Chan TG, et al., 2019, Rapid short-pulse ultrasound delivers drugs uniformly across the murine blood-brain barrier with negligible disruption, Radiology, Vol:291, ISSN:0033-8419, Pages:459-466

Vilar Compte R, Chan T, Morse S, et al., 2018, Targeted delivery of DNA-Au nanoparticles across the blood-brain barrier using focused ultrasound, Chemmedchem, ISSN:1860-7187


Morse SV, Pouliopoulos AN, Chan T, et al., 2017, Rapid short-pulse (RaSP) sequences improve the distribution of drug delivery to the brain in vivo, IEEE UFFC, IEEE, ISSN:1948-5719

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