Prof Nader Saffari

Prof Nader Saffari

Professor of Ultrasonics

Dept of Mechanical Engineering

Faculty of Engineering Science

Joined UCL
15th Aug 1990

Research summary

Nader Saffari is Professor of Ultrasonics at UCL and the head of the Ultrasonics Group. His research interests include high intensity focused ultrasound (HIFU) for the ablation of tumours, mathematical modelling of ultrasound (US) propagation and scattering in inhomogeneous tissues, histotripsy for intrahepatic cell delivery, US mediated neuro-modulation, US mediated drug delivery, shear wave tumour detection in the prostate and sono-dynamic antibacterial blood cleansing. The Ultrasonics Group, which he set up in 1992, has developed both a strong theoretical modelling activity and extensive experimental capabilities.



Teaching summary

Nader Saffari lectures third-year students on Quality Technology (MECH3003). He also lectures fourth-year/MSc students on Airborne Acoustics and Underwater Acoustics (MECHM008/GM04/GR04). He is also the Admissions Tutor for the MSc programmes.


University College London
Doctorate, Doctor of Philosophy | 1984
University College London
Other higher degree, Master of Science | 1980
University of Leeds
First Degree, Bachelor of Science | 1978


Nader Saffari has a BSc in Electrical and Electronic Engineering, an MSc in Microwaves and Modern Optics and a PhD in ultrasound modelling, from UCL. After completing his studies he worked for six years as an engineering consultant for industrial clients and joined UCL as a lecturer in 1992.