Congratulations to Professor David Lurie, who has been awarded the 2017 IPEM Academic Gold Medal for outstanding contribution to the advancement of academic practice in medical physics.

Professor Lurie is Chair in Biomedical Physics and Bio Engineering at the University of Aberdeen, and Principal Investigator on the Fast Field-Cycling Magnetic Resonance Imaging (FFC-MRI) research project at the Aberdeen Biomedical Imaging Centre.

IPEM (Institute of Physics and Engineering in Medicine) is the professional body for medical physics and biomedical engineering in the UK. Its gold medals are awarded annually for established professionals who have made outstanding contributions in the area of physics and engineering applied to medicine and biology. We are delighted to congratulate Professor Lurie on receiving this honour for leading research into the next generation of MRI scanners!