Joe graduated from University of Oxford with a MEng in Mechanical Engineering in 2014. His research projects throughout his undergraduate degree included the focusing of shockwaves using parabolic reflectors and the development of a film-cooling hole for application to gas turbines. He was also awarded the Institute of Mechanical Engineers (IMechE) Best Student Certificate.
Later in 2014, Joe joined the Life Sciences Interface Doctoral Training Centre and underwent a number of taught courses followed by two master’s level projects. These projects were on the application of high-intensity focused ultrasound (HIFU) to the brain and the effect of sheets in cardiac electromechanics.
In October 2015, Joe joined the BUBBL group as a DPhil candidate under the supervision of Professor Robin Cleveland to continue research into the delivery of ultrasound to the brain. His research interests include the application of HIFU for the treatment of neurological diseases and ultrasound-mediated neuromodulation.