Professor Constantin Coussios
CHIEF TECHNICAL OFFICER
Constantin is the second academic founder of OrganOx, and has been working with Peter for more than 20 years on the development of normothermic organ perfusion technology. He has been OrganOx's technical director since April 2008 and leads the company's research and development activities, being primarily responsible for the device development programme with Team Consulting Limited. He has extensive expertise in general engineering, instrumentation, control, haemodynamics and drug delivery.
Constantin holds BA, MEng, MA and PhD degrees in engineering from the University of Cambridge, following which he held post-doctoral research positions at the University of Cincinnati and at Boston University. He was then appointed to the first lectureship in Biomedical Engineering at the University of Oxford in 2004 and to the first statutory professorship in biomedical engineering at the University in 2011, jointly with a professorial fellowship at Magdalen College. He currently heads the Biomedical Ultrasonics and Biotherapy Laboratory within the Oxford Institute of Biomedical Engineering, a research group of some 35 researchers that has attracted over £20m of research funding to work on novel ultrasound-based therapies for non-invasive surgery and drug delivery. He has more than 100 publications in the general area of biomedical engineering, is the author of 17 patents, and has gained several awards and prizes, including the Institute of Acoustics young person's award for innovation in acoustical engineering, and a challenging engineering award from the UK's Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council. He was elected as the youngest Fellow of the Acoustical Society of America in 2009, as the Society's recipient of the Bruce Lindsay award in 2011, and as the recipient of the Fred Lizzi award of the International Society for Therapeutic Ultrasound in 2012.