Adrien Desjardins

Senior Lecturer


Contact Details

Mailing Address:

Dept. Medical Physics and Biomedical Engineering
Malet Place Engineering Building, Room 3.03
University College London
Gower Street

Email: a.desjardins (at)

Phone: +44 (0) 20 7679 0300 (internal: x30300)


  • Ph.D. (Biophysics; Medical Engineering and Medical Physics) Harvard University and Harvard-MIT Division of Health Sciences and Technology, Boston, USA (2007)
  • B.Sc. (Mathematics and Physics), University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada (2001)

Research Interests

I am a Biophysicist and Biomedical Engineer with expertise in medical imaging and minimally invasive devices, and multidisciplinary research interests at the intersection of physics, engineering, and medicine. I lead a research group to develop medical devices and novel imaging and sensing platforms, with expertise that spans biomedical optics, ultrasound, photoacoustic imaging, fibre optic sensors, and signal processing. I am fortunate to have been awarded First Grants from the Royal Society and from the EPSRC, a Starting Grant from the European Research Council, and most recently a Healthcare Technologies Challenge Award from the EPSRC.


Selected Publications