Professor Nick Stone

Prof Nick Stone holds the position of Professor of Biomedical Imaging and Biosensing and Head of Physics and Astronomy at the University of Exeter. Nick has worked to pioneer the field of novel optical diagnostics within the clinical environment, recently moving from the NHS (Gloucestershire Hospitals), after almost 20 years of working closely at the clinical/academic/commercial interface to pull-through novel technologies to be used where they have most clinical need. He is an internationally recognised leader in biomedical applications of vibrational spectroscopy (Raman and IR).

Nick graduated with a BSc(Hons) from Bath University in Applied Physics with Industrial Training in 1992. Since then he has undertaken numerous studies which include: an MSc with Distinction from Heriot-Watt and St Andrews Universities in Laser Engineering with Applications; an MSc with Distinction in Applied Radiation Physics with Medical Physics at Birmingham University; a PhD in the application of Raman spectroscopy for cancer diagnostics at Cranfield University and an MBA (Health Executive) at Keele University.

Nick has received numerous awards for his research both personally and within his research group. He recently won the International Raman Award for ‘Most Innovative Technological Development’ 2014 and was runner up in the 2013 NHS Innovation Challenge Prize. He won the Chief Scientific Officer’s National R&D Award for 2009. He has published over 150 papers (H-40) and book chapters.

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