Centre for Doctoral Training in Surgical & Interventional Engineering

Welcome to the new CDT in Surgical & Interventional Engineering (SIE) at King's College London School of Biomedical Engineering & Imaging Sciences

Join the Surgical & Interventional Engineering CDT at King's 

Interested in making a difference to healthcare?


Our CDT in Surgical & Interventional Engineering is an innovative three-and-a-half year program in the heart of London. We bring together a world-class multidisciplinary team to deliver translational research and transform patient pathways. 


Our research portfolio focuses on three major themes:

1. Smart Sensors and Actuators

2. Computer-Assisted Interventions

3. Computational Surgical Modelling

Led by the School of Biomedical Engineering & Imaging Sciences at King's and fully embedded into Guy's and St Thomas' NHS Foundation Trust, this unique PhD programme aims to combine expertise from across different fields and organisations to innovate in the surgical and interventional field.





Please note there are several other funded opportunities for Doctoral Studies in our School: 

“Our Centre for Doctoral Training in Surgical & Interventional Engineering provides an unparalleled opportunity for our students to be fully immersed within an active hospital setting and closely examine patient pathways throughout their training.”

Professor Sebastien Ourselin, CDT SIE Director


We are monitoring the COVID-19 situation and associated impacts to research very closely. As always, the health and safety of our staff and students is our top priority. The CDT SIE team is working to ensure remote access and teaching for most of our research projects.

If you have a question about the impacts to this CDT programme or to a specific project, you can contact our team directly at SIE-PHD@kcl.ac.uk.

For more information on King's response to the global pandemic and guidance, visit the Coronavirus Information page.

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Partner with us

Being connected to the School of Biomedical Engineering & Imaging Sciences at King's College London, our Surgical & Interventional Engineering CDT benefits from the School's rich multidisciplinary environment. Of great benefit also is the close collaboration with academic, clinical, industry partners and professionals in related fields.

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Latest News

Upcoming Events

Future Surgery 2020
Wed, Nov 11
Excel London
Nov 11, 9:00 AM GMT – Nov 12, 5:00 PM GMT
Excel London, Excel London, Royal Docks, London E16 1XL, UK
A new conference for surgeons and the surgical community to explore the latest in healthcare technologies.
SIE Seminar Series
Time is TBD
Time is TBD
Given the importance of maintaining a normal schedule, we have now moved our weekly seminar series on surgical and interventional engineering online using Microsoft Teams. Interested in presenting your work? Get in touch on Teams.
New Scientist Live 2020
Thu, Oct 15
Excel London
Oct 15, 9:00 AM GMT+1 – Oct 18, 5:00 PM GMT+1
Excel London, Excel London, Royal Docks, London E16 1XL, UK
New Scientist Live is the world's largest science festival. Join us this year as we explore the future of surgery.

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