Prof Timothy Leighton
FRS FREng FMedSci ScD MA PhD CPhys CEng FInstP FIOA DFIIAV FASA
Professor of Ultrasonics and Underwater Acoustics, University of Southampton
Executive General Director and Inventor-in-Chief, Sloan Water Technology Ltd.
Timothy Leighton is the founder and Chair of the Global Network for AntiMicrobial Resistance and Infection Prevention (Global-NAMRIP). He is Professor of Ultrasonics and Underwater Acoustics at the University of Southampton, and the Executive General Director and Inventor-in-Chief of Sloan Water Technology Ltd., a UK manufacturer and R&D establishment founded on his patents.
The citation from election to Academy of Medical Sciences reads: “an outstanding academic inventor whose leadership in acoustical physics of bubbles has led to the development of new medical devices and procedures. His research has dominated the field of acoustic bubbles since the appearance of his monograph in 1994, ‘The Acoustic Bubble’, which was published at the age of 29. In this, he laid out the mathematical foundation upon which much of the recent cutting-edge research on ultrasonic contrast agents, drug delivery, and focused ultrasound surgery has been based. He has exceptional ability to deliver engineering solutions to real world problems, from conceptualisation to product development, embracing an advanced practical knowledge of IP strategy”.
Secker, T. J., Harling, C. C., Hand, C., Voegeli, D., Keevil, C. W. and Leighton, T. G. (2022) A proof-of-concept study of the removal of early and late phase biofilm from skin wound models using a liquid acoustic stream. International Wound Journal, 1-22 (doi: 10.1111/iwj.13818).
Leighton, T.G., Chua, G.H. and White, P.R. (2012) Do dolphins benefit from nonlinear mathematics when processing their sonar returns? Proceedings of the Royal Society A, 468, 3517-3532 (doi: 10.1098/rspa.2012.0247)
Leighton, T.G., Finfer, D.C. and White, P.R. (2008) The problems with acoustics on a small planet, Icarus, 193(2), 649-652 (doi: 10.1016/j.icarus.2007.10.008).
In addition to being founder and Chair of the Global Network for AntiMicrobial Resistance and Infection Prevention (Global-NAMRIP) and Professor of Ultrasonics and Underwater Acoustics at the University of Southampton, Timothy Leighton is the Executive General Director and Inventor-in-Chief of Sloan Water Technology Ltd., a UK manufacturer and R&D establishment founded on his patents.