Dr Tim Frank, Senior Lecturer
Surgical Technology
t: +44 (0)1382 681031
e: t.g.frank@dundee.ac.uk
Dr Tim Frank
Career Details
  • BA Physics (Lancaster University 1968)
  • Post Graduate Certificate in Education (Leeds University 1973)
  • MSc Principles of Instrument Design, Thesis - A Measurement of Optical Homogeneity (Aberdeen University 1979)
  • PhD Excimer Lasers - The Formation of Excimer Molecules in Microwave Discharges (St. Andrews University 1984)
  • Research Assistant in Tribology, Leicester University, 1968
  • Development Engineer, Rank Precision Industries, Brentford, 1970
  • Teacher of Physics, Morgan Academy, Dundee, 1973
  • Research Assistant, School of Biomedical Engineering, University of Dundee, 1984
  • Lecturer, School of Biomedical Engineering, University of Dundee, 1989
  • Post Doctoral Research Assistant, Department of Surgery, University of Dundee, 1992
  • Lecturer in Endoscopic Technology, Department of Surgery, University of Dundee, 1996
  • Senior Lecturer in Endoscopic Technology, Department of Surgery, University of Dundee, 2001
Research Interests
  • Minimal Access Surgery Instrumentation; design and allied research
  • Shape memory alloy applications in surgical devices
  • Ultrasound elastography
  • Development of Infrared Endoscopy (EPSRC)
  • Surgical robotics
  • Sonoelastography
  • Tissue modelling; thermal and stress/strain
Recent Publications
  • Y Ng, S M Shimi, N Kernohan, T G Frank, P A Campbell1, D Martin, J Gove and A Cuschieri, Skin wound closure with a novel shape-memory alloy fixator, Surgical Endoscopy, 20(2), 311-315, 2006
  • C Song, A Alijani, T Frank, G Hanna and A Cuschieri, Elasticity of the Living Abdominal Wall in Laparoscopic Surgery, Journal of Biomechanics, 39(3), 587-591, 2006
  • C Song, V Appleyard, T Frank, A Cuschieri, A Thompson, Monitoring tumour dynamics in xenografts via thermography, 5th World Congress of Biomechanics, Munich, July 2006.
  • C Song, V Appleyard, K Murray, T Frank, W Sibbett, A Cuschieri and A Thompson, Thermographic Assessment of Tumour Growth in Mouse Xenografts, International Journal of Cancer, 2007, 121(5), 1055-1058.
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