Fellow: Lucas
Elected: 2020
Discipline: Engineering
Professor Margaret Lucas
Regius Chair of Civil Engineering and Mechanics and Professor of Ultrasonics, University of Glasgow
Margaret Lucas is a mechanical engineer working in the research area of high-power ultrasonics. She is currently the founding Director of the Centre for Medical & Industrial Ultrasonics in the James Watt School of Engineering at the University of Glasgow. Margaret is particularly known for her work in high power ultrasonic surgical devices, making significant contributions to the characterisation and control of device dynamics. This research has led to many innovations in ultrasonic surgical tools, especially for bone surgeries. Margaret has built research activity across additional sectors, including manufacturing, oil and gas, and space exploration technologies, with extensive industrial links.