Professor Steven Freear

Steven Freear is head of the ultrasound group at Leeds University which was formed in 2006, specialising in biomedical ultrasonics.

Prior to academia, he worked in the electronics industry for 7 years as a medical ultrasonic system designer.

Current EPSRC supported research includes EP/I000623/1 Engineering Therapeutic Microbubbles, EP/K030159/1 Sound Bullets for Biomedical Ultrasound and EP/J021156/1 Capital Grant for National Facility for Innovative Robotic Systems.

He is Visiting Professor at Georgia Tech where he is developing an MRI compatible intracardiac CMUT catheter (NIH grant U01 HL121838-01). The group has received >£3M in industrial research contracts and has performed 4 KTP projects. Research expertise includes system integration, multi-channel electronics and signal processing to address beamforming, signal coding, efficient power control and scalability. 5 patents have been submitted in these areas.

He is Editor-in-Chief for the IEEE Transactions on Ultrasonics Ferroelectrics and Frequency Control, a leading journal in the field of ultrasound. He is Publications Chair and sits on the Technical Programme Committee for the IEEE International Ultrasonics Symposium.