The 2020 theme is medical engineering and technology.

Sir John O'Reilly HonFIET FREng FLSW

Sir John O’Reilly, Chairman, NICC (Standards) Ltd and Chairman, Science and Engineering Research Council, A*STAR, Singapore is the Chair of the IET A F Harvey Search and Selection Panel.

He has a background in engineering and science research spanning industry, academia and government, is a  visiting Professor at University College London, RAEng Industrial Visiting Professor at University of Huddersfield, Board member of ERA  Foundation Ltd and of the Royal Commission for the Exhibition of 1851 where he also chairs the Engineering and Industry committee. 

Previous appointments include Director-General overseeing research, innovation and higher education for UK government, Vice-Chancellor Cranfield University, Chief Executive Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council as well as a practicing researcher in the scientific civil service,  universities, and industry.

Professor Jean Armstrong

Jean Armstrong is a Professor at Monash University, Melbourne, Australia. After graduating from the University of Edinburgh she worked as a design engineer at Hewlett Packard Scotland before moving to Australia where she has held positions in both industry and academia.

Her research includes both optical and wireless communications and has resulted in many highly cited papers and commercialised patents. She was awarded the 2017 IET Mountbatten Medal for her achievements as a researcher and an educator and for her work supporting other women engineers.

Professor Carlos Salema

Carlos Salema is Professor Emeritus at Instituto Superior Técnico (IST) in Lisbon and has been chairing the Institute of Telecommunications since 1993. He is an expert in wireless communications.

Professor Salema is also a member of various academies and organisations, such as the Engineering Academy, which he chaired for two terms of office, the Lisbon Academy of Sciences, the Portuguese Association of Engineers, the IEEE, and the Portuguese Association for the Development of Communications.

Dr Gloria E Höfler

Gloria Höfler holds PhD MS and BS degrees in Electrical Engineering from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Her career has spanned the development of optoelectronic materials and devices ranging from R&D stage, to new product innovation to high-volume manufacturing at 3M’s Corporate Research Laboratories, HP’s Optoelectronic Division, LumiLeds Lighting, Agilent Technologies and Infinera.

She is currently Director of Advanced Development at Infinera working on Photonic Integrated Circuits and advanced integration platforms. She has published in numerous peer-reviewed journals, is a senior member of IEEE and SPIE.

Professor TAN Sze Wee

Professor Sze-Wee TAN is currently the Assistant Chief Executive for A*STAR’s Science and Engineering Research Council. His area of focus is in the area of Medical Technology, Food and Consumer as well as AI/Data Science.

Professor Tan is Adjunct Professor at Nanyang Technological University’s (NTU) School of Chemical and Biomedical Engineering and Lee Kong Chian School of Medicine, as well as an Adjunct Professor at Duke-NUS Medical School Singapore. He is a Board Member to the Singapore Maritime Institute, Technology Centre for Offshore and Marine Singapore Ltd (TCOMS) and Centre for Quantum Technologies (CQT) in Singapore. He is also serving as an advisory member to the Singapore National Eye Centre’s Ophthalmic Technologies Incubator Advisory Board.

Professor VR Singh PhD

He is Director-grade-Scientist/ Head of Instrumentation, Sensors & Biomedical Measurements and Standards at the National Physical Laboratory, New Delhi, as well as Distinguished (V) Professor (AICTE/INAE) jointly with Thapar University. He is Associate Editor, IEEE-TIM and Regional Editor of the International Journal of Biomedical Engineering and Technology.

Some of his areas of research are biomedical instrumentation, computer modelling and simulation, nano-cancer-technology and tissue characterisation.

Professor Ian Craddock

Professor Ian Craddock has a cross-faculty position as Institutional Lead for Digital Health at the University of Bristol. He is a Fellow of the IEEE and the IET. He has had research leadership roles in both academia (including the flagship EPSRC SPHERE project 2013-2021) and industry (as Director of Toshiba’s Bristol Research Laboratory 2011-2019).

He has long-standing interests in electronics, computer science, healthcare and ethics. He has chaired numerous national grant review panels, served on national research strategy boards and is a panel member for REF2021, the UK’s national audit of University research quality.

Professor Christopher James

Christopher James is a Professor of Biomedical Engineering and Director of Warwick Engineering in Biomedicine, at the School of Engineering, University of Warwick. His research activity centres on the development of biomedical signal and pattern processing techniques for use as diagnostic or prognostic tools in the treatment of disorders of the human body.

Particularly, his interests lie in applications to brain and behaviour. He is owner and Director of EMbody Biosignals Ltd that provides a route to market for a specific nematode behavioural monitoring station designed and developed by Prof James. He is also Founding Director of Augmented Insight Ltd – a spin-out company from the University of Warwick that deals with the development of AI algorithms used in various healthcare settings.

Dr Myles H Capstick

Myles Capstick is the Associate Director and Head of Hardware at the IT’IS Foundation for Research on Information Technologies in Society in Zurich, Switzerland. Before joining IT’IS in 2006 he has been a Senior Lecturer at the University of York, UK. He is also CTO of ZMT Zurich MedTech AG, a spin-off company of ETH Zurich and the IT’IS Foundation since it was founded in 2006.

Dr Capstick's principal areas of research focus on the development of new therapy and treatment devices for neurostimulation and cancer therapy, novel and optimized electromagnetic (EM) sensor technologies, exposure assessment and dosimetry for safety and compliance evaluation for EM fields in complex environments, and EM exposure systems for biomedical research and medical compliance applications.