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Kya Shoar

DPhil Student (4th Year)- EPSRC Doctoral Training Award Studentship

KyaAcademic Background

Kya graduated from King's College London with a Masters of Engineering in Mechatronics in 2013. In the final two years of his studies, his research under Dr Nanayakkara at the Centre for Robotics Research focused on stable bipedal locomotive motion on uncertain soft terrains.

Following this, Kya read for a taught Masters of Science at Oxford, where he joined BUBBL for his individual research project. Supervised by Professor Eleanor Stride and Dr Cathy Hua Ye, he investigated ultrasound mediated drug release in three-dimensional hydrogel models using lipid shell microbubbles.

Currently, as a member of Magdalen College, Kya works with Professor Robin Cleveland on treatment planning and targeting during shock wave therapy. The first goal of his DPhil project is to deploy a monitoring system on a clinical lithotripter to track kidney stones. Afterwards, he focused on monitoring tissue damage during shock wave lithotripsy using passive acoustic mapping (PAM). 

Conference Publications

Pereno, V., Shoar, K., Bartoli, G., Bianchi, F. and Nanayakkara, T. (2013). Stable Walking on Variable Visco-Elastic Terrains using Meta-parameters for Passive State Migration. Intelligent Robots and Systems (IROS), 2013 IEEE/RSJ International Conference, Tokyo, 3-7 November 2013, pp. 2465-2470.

Bianchi, F., Bartoli, G., Shoar, K., Fernandez, M., Pereno, V., Zirjakova, J., Jiang, A. and Nanayakkara, T. (2012). Adaptive Internal Impedance Control for Stable Walking on Uncertain Visco-elastic Terrains. Intelligent Robots and Systems (IROS), 2012 IEEE/RSJ International Conference, Portugal, 7-12 October 2012, pp. 3126-3131.



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