On 18 July 2017 Prof Peter Hunter, a key and leading researcher of the VPH community, received an honorary degree in Engineering from the University of Sheffield
Prof Peter Hunter, VPHi member of the board of directors since the very first days of the Institute, is well known for his essential contributions to the field of in silico medicine and computational physiology. His major research interests have been around modelling various aspects of the human body using specially developed computational algorithms and an anatomically and biophysically based approach which incorporates the detailed anatomical and microstructural measurements and material properties into the continuum models.
Peter Hunter is currently distinguished Professor of Engineering Science and Director of the Bioengineering Institute at the University of Auckland, Director of the New Zeeland Medical Technologies Centre of Research Excellence and Director of Computational Physiology at Oxford University. He also holds honorary or visiting Professorships at a number of Universities around the world.
The assignment of this honorary degree by University of Sheffield consolidates the strong connections between the Insigneo Institute (University of Sheffield) and Peter Hunter’s institute in Auckland, the Auckland Bioengineering Institute, which will continue to strengthen when Professor Hunter joins their new Advisory Board on 01 August 2017.
Sincere congratulation from the VPHi team!