Samir Morad

Dr Samir Morad

Lecturer

Department of Engineering & Construction , School of Architecture, Computing and Engineering

Qualifications

  • PhD, MSc, BEng (Hons), FHEA, CEng (MIMechE)
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OVERVIEW

I graduated from Queen Mary College, the University of London in 2010 with a BEng (Hons) in Medical Engineering and received the MSc degree in Biomedical Engineering from Imperial College London, in 2011, and completed a PhD degree in Medical Robotics from Imperial College London, in 2015.

Thereafter, I joined Bristol Robotics Laboratory (BRL) as a research fellow in medical robotics working on developing a novel Minimally Invasive Robot-Assisted Fracture Surgery (RAFS).
Before joining UEL, I spent three years at Aston University as a Teaching Fellow in Biomedical Engineering.

I am a chartered engineer, a member of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers (MIMechE) and a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (FHEA).

CURRENT RESEARCH

My research is focused on the development of Medical Robotics for Minimal Invasive Surgeries. This includes the design and development of Robotically Assisted Flexible Intervention Devices. My research is also concerned with 3D Computational Modelling and FEA studies of human tissues to aid complex surgical procedures.

Current areas of research: Patient-specific respiratory mask embedded with physiological detectors; Tactile feedback of the insertion of a needle into the spinal column; Sitting Volleyball upper limb prosthesis for above-elbow amputees.

Research Interests:

  • Surgical Robotics
  • Flexible Surgical Intervention
  • Minimal Invasive Surgery
  • 3D Modelling and Finite Element Analysis (FEA) of Human Tissues.
  • Medical Device Design
  • Bio-fluid Mechanics

PUBLICATIONS

  • S. Morad, C. Ulbricht, P. Harkin, J. Chan, K. Parker, and R. Vaidyanathan (2021). Surgical Robot Platform with a Novel Concentric Joint for Minimally Invasive Procedures. Journal of Medical Robotics Research, 5 (Art. 2050001).
  • P. Harkin, R. Vaidyanathan and S. Morad, Concentric joint connectors for form-changing space frames, in Proc. 7th Int. Conf. Structural Engineering, Mechanics and Computation, Cape Town, South Africa (2019), pp. 977–982.
  • I Georgilas, G Dagnino, B A Martins, P Tarassoli, S Morad, K Georgilas, P Koehler, R Atkins, S Dogramadzi (2019). Design and Evaluation of a Percutaneous Fragment Manipulation Device for Minimally Invasive Fracture Surgery. Frontiers in Robotics and AI, 6, 103.
  • G. Dagnino, I. Georgilas, S. Morad, P. Gibbons, P. Tarassoli, R. Atkins, S. Dogramadzi (2017). Intraoperative fiducial-based CT/fluoroscope image registration framework for image-guided robotassisted joint fracture surgery. International journal of computer assisted radiology and surgery. 12, (8). 1383-1397.
  • G Dagnino, I Georgilas, K Georgilas, P Köhler, S Morad, P Gibbons, R Atkins, S Dogramadzi (2017). Robot-bone attachment device for robot-assisted percutaneous bone fragment manipulation. Bone Joint J, 99 (20), 33-38.
  • G. Dagnino, I. Georgilas, S. Morad, P. Gibbons, P. Tarassoli, R. Atkins, S. Dogramadzi (2017). RAFS: A computer-assisted robotic system for minimally invasive joint fracture surgery, based on preand intra-operative imaging. IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation (ICRA), (1754-1759).
  • G. Dagnino, I. Georgilas, S. Morad, P. Gibbons, P. Tarassoli, R. Atkins, S. Dogramadzi (2017). ImageGuided Surgical Robotic System for Percutaneous Reduction of Joint Fractures. Annals of Biomedical Engineering (1-15).
  • G. Dagnino, I. Georgilas, P. Köhler, S. Morad, R. Atkins, and S. Dogramadzi (2016). Navigation system for Robot-Assisted Intra-Articular Lower-Limb Fracture Surgery. International Journal of Computer Assisted Radiology and Surgery. DOI 10.1007/s11548-016-1418-z, (1-13).
  • S. Morad, C. Ulbricht, P. Harkin, J. Chan, K. Parker, and R. Vaidyanathan (2015). Modelling and control of a water jet cutting probe for flexible surgical robot. IEEE International Conference on Automation Science and Engineering. pp.1159-1164, 24-28 Aug. 2015.
  • Institute of Mechanical Engineers. 2015. Kinetic Frame Needs New Backers. 
  • S. Morad, C. Ulbricht, P. Harkin, J. Chan, K. Parker, and R. Vaidyanathan (2014). Flexible Robotic Device for Spinal Surgery. Proceedings of the IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Biomimetics, 253-240.
  • M.R. Noor, S. Morad, C.T. Bowles, M.E. Hedger, N.R. Banner, K.H. Parker, A. Simon (2012). Acoustic Monitoring Demonstrates Left Ventricular Systole Is Associated with Transient Speed Reduction of Implanted Rotary Left Ventricular Assist Devices (LVADs). The Journal of Heart and Lung Transplantation, Article (796), 31 (4), S271-S272.
  • Wheeler APS, Morad S, Buchholz N, Knight MM (2012) The Shape of the Urine Stream - From Biophysics to Diagnostics. PLoS ONE 7(10)