Professor Hugh McCann

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The School of Engineering
The University of Edinburgh

Hugh McCann is Professor of Tomographic Imaging at The University of Edinburgh (2013-date), and was Head of the School of Engineering (2013-18). At the Royal Dutch/Shell Group (1986-96), he was founding Group Leader of Shell’s specialist Engine Measurementsgroup, and won the Colwell Merit Awardof the Society of Automotive Engineers (1995). At UMIST/University of Manchester, he was Professor of Industrial Tomography (1996-2013), Head of Electrical & Electronic Engineering (1999-2002) and Associate Dean (Research) in the Faculty of Engineering and Physical Sciences (2010-13). He has taught measurement and instrumentation at all undergraduate and postgraduate levels. Since 1996, his research has focused on Agile Tomography, with applications mainly in engineering processes. He pioneered the technique of Chemical Species Tomography, using opto-electronic systems to provide in situ chemical imaging capability in combustion systems, in partnership with several companies, winning the Maurice Beck Prizeof the World Congress in Industrial Process Tomography (2007). He has developed electrical impedance tomography mainly for medical applications. He is author/co-author of more than 110 articles in peer-reviewed journals. In 2018, he was appointed Honorary Professor of Beihang University in Beijing. 

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