Richard Anthony Black, CSci CEng FIPEM FIMechE


  • United Kingdom

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Personal Statement

Richard A Black is a biomedical engineer with over 25 years’ experience in the field, and a long-standing interest in the fluid mechanics of the cardiovascular system in health and disease. He graduated BSc (Hons) Engineering Science from the University of Edinburgh, and gained his PhD from the Faculty of Medicine at the University of Liverpool, where he was lecturer in Medical Device Design, and latterly Principal Investigator at the UK Centre for Tissue Engineering.


Dr Black joined the Department of Biomedical Engineering at Strathclyde in 2007 as part of a University Research Strategy Initiative to promote research in the fields of In-vitro Diagnostic Medical Devices, Tissue Engineering and Advanced Biomaterials. The Department is host to the UK Engineering & Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) Centre for Doctoral Training in Medical Devices and Healthcare Technologies, for which he is currently the Academic Director. A Chartered Scientist and Engineer, Dr Black is a Fellow of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers, and the Institute of Physics and Engineering in Medicine. He is Editor-in-Chief of Medical Engineering & Physics, one of three journal publications of the Institute (;

Education/Academic qualification

Doctor of Philosophy, University of Liverpool

Bachelor of Science in Engineering, The University of Edinburgh

External positions

External Examiner, University of Leeds

2015 → …

External Examiner, Imperial College London

2013 → …

Editor-in-Chief, Medical Engineering & Physics, Institute of Physics and Engineering in Medicine

1 Jan 2012 → …

External Examiner, Queen Mary University of London

2012 → …

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Polyurethanes Medicine & Life Sciences
Bioreactors Engineering & Materials Science
Blood Vessels Medicine & Life Sciences
Tissue Engineering Medicine & Life Sciences
Tissue engineering Engineering & Materials Science
Scaffolds Chemical Compounds
Endothelial cells Engineering & Materials Science
Computer-Aided Design Medicine & Life Sciences

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Projects 2007 2022

Research Output 2001 2020

2 Downloads (Pure)

Development of a bioactive polymeric drug eluting coronary stent coating using electrospraying

McKittrick, C. M., Cardona, M. J., Black, R. A. & McCormick, C., 1 Jan 2020, In : Annals of Biomedical Engineering . 48, 1, p. 271-281 11 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
Drug-Eluting Stents
Equipment and Supplies
27 Downloads (Pure)
Open Access
Electric lamps


A tissue-engineered approach to hernia repair

Author: Hall Barrientos, I., 1 Oct 2017

Supervisor: Wilson, C. (Supervisor) & Black, R. (Supervisor)

Student thesis: Doctoral Thesis