2010 Qualcomm Scholarships Awarded

The University of Oxford’s Department of Engineering Science is delighted to announce that with continued generous funding from Qualcomm Incorporated, a leading developer of advanced wireless technologies and data solutions, two more outstanding Master of Science (MSc) graduates of Biomedical Engineering will be studying for a doctorate this academic year. The two scholars are Haoyu Chen from China and Konstantinos Papoutsis from Greece.

Haoyu ChenHaoyu Chen, of St Cross College, Oxford, has a Bachelor in Engineering degree in Structural Engineering from the Dalian University of Technology, in China, and achieved Distinction in his MSc in Biomedical Engineering. Haoyu’s DPhil research project will focus on ’Cerebral Aneurysms: Thrombosis, Growth and Embolisation Techniques.’

Haoyu said: “After my studies at Oxford I would like to work in the interface between industry and academia so that the latest findings in the field of biomedical engineering can be transferred more swiftly and efficiently into new products in order to enhance the quality of life for human beings.


Konstantinos PapoutsisKonstantinos Papoutsis, of St Catherine’s College, Oxford, has a degree in Electrical and Computer Engineering from Aristotle University in Thessaloniki, Greece, and achieved Distinction in his MSc in Biomedical Engineering. Konstantinos’s DPhil research project will focus on ‘Medical Imaging Physics, MRI at 7 Tesla’.

Konstantinos said: “My future plans currently concentrate on an academic career without ruling out the possibility of working in the biomedical industry as long as it refers to research and development.