C-MIU Launch

Tuesday, 11th February 2020 at 4:30pm
Senate Suite, Main Building

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Tonight is an evening of celebration and introduction as we formally launch the Centre for Medical and Industrial Ultrasonics at the University of Glasgow. We will also be holding the inaugural Dugald Cameron Lecture, with a talk from Professor Dugald Cameron himself, involved in the design of the first commercial medical ultrasound machine.

Date: Tuesday 11th February, 16.30 for 17:00 start

Location: Senate Suite, Main Building, University of Glasgow


16:30 - tea/coffee and cake

17:00 - Welcome and Introduction - Professor Margaret Lucas, Director of C-MIU

17:15 - Short introduction to research themes - C-MIU Academics

              Professor Sandy Cochran

              Dr Andrew Feeney

              Dr Hadi Heidari

              Dr Martin Lavery

              Dr Steven Neale

              Dr Paul Prentice

              Dr Kevin Worrall

              Dr Shufan Yang

18:35 - Introduction to FUSE CDT - Professor Tony Gachagan, Co-Director of FUSE CDT, Director of CUE

18:45 - Break

19:00 - Introduction to Professor Dugald Cameron, Prof Muffy Calder, Vice Principal & Head of College of Science & Engineering

19:10 - Dugald Cameron Lecture - Professor Dugald Cameron OBE DSc DA

Title - A Homage to the First Pioneers of Medical Ultrasound in Glasgow

An industrial designer’s reflections as a witness to the the early development of medical ultrasound at Kelvin Hughes Hillington from his final year student days in 1961 at Glasgow School of Art. In particular the design of the ’Sunden’ machine and the ‘Diasonograph', the first commercial medical ultrasound diagnostic machines and the place drawing played in this.

The lecture will try to give the flavour of the time from an old air raid shelter to the design of the first commercial machines recognising not only Prof Ian Donald, John McVicar and Tom Brown, but others of the time who all played significant parts in making it happen here in Glasgow.

The author will discuss the part played by ‘drawing’ in this creative development - one of oldest of human activities but as relevant today as in the past be it with a stick of charcoal, a pencil or a digital computer - the latter being unavailable in 1961!

20:00 - Canapes and Drinks

21:30 - Close

Professor Dugald Cameron OBE DSc DA

Companion of the Royal Aeronautical Society; Fellow of the Chartered Society of Designers;Fellow of the Institution of Engineers and Shipbuilders in Scotland

Born Glasgow 1939, educated at the High School of Glasgow and Glasgow School of Art specialising in Industrial Design, Diploma and Post-Diploma, 1961/62

Freelance practice as an industrial designer  combined with part time teaching at GSA from 1962. 

Part time tutor GSA 1962 - 1970

Appointed senior lecturer in charge of industrial design GSA 1970, (furniture, interior and product design from 1979/80 

Head of Design, GSA 1982

Director of GSA 1991. Retired from GSA in October 1991, hon professor University of Glasgow from 1993

Commission RAFVR 1974 - 1977

Appointed visiting professor/hon professor University of Glasgow, 1999

Appointed visiting professor University of Strathclyde ,1999

Chairman, Skelmorlie Community Council  29 Sept 1987 - Sept 1993

Deacon of the Incorporation of Weavers of City of Glasgow 2003

Patron Universities of Glasgow and Strathclyde Air Squadron until 2014

Patron House for an Art Lover

Trustee Baird of Bute Society

Public Member Network Rail on its establishment 2002-2006

Advisor to the Railway Historical Trust

Chairman, Prestwick Airport Consultative Committee, retired 2010

President, Royal Aeronautical Society, Prestwick Branch retired 2018

Lord Provost of Glasgow's Gold Medal for education 1998

OBE 2000

DSc  h/c, University of Strathclyde, 2002

Baird of Bute Award for aviation in Scotland 2013

Publications -

Glasgow's Own, a visual history of 602(City of Glasgow Squadron) R AuxAir Force

Glasgow's Airport, Renfrew

A Sense of Place, Glasgow International Airport at the Millennium

Eagles in the Sky, with Alan Carlaw

From Pilcher to the Planets with R Galbraith and Douglas Thompson

Drawn to Scottish Steam, with Bill Brown and Campbell Cornwell

Glasgow Central,Central to Glasgow, on the centenary of the station, a compilation from friends

From the Karoo to the Kelvin. a compilation about the SAR Class 15F steam loco's return to Glasgow

50 years of the RAeroSoc Prestwick Branch, a compilation from many sources with Dave Lacey and others

Articles and talks on design, aviation and railways

Created Squadron Prints  with Alan Carlaw, a small business venture -produced over 700 individual aircraft commercial lithographs for the RAF, RN and air arms world wide between 1977 and 2000. Business then carried on by Gill Howie and Berry Vissers.

Passions -  Engineering, especially that of aviation (lapsed private pilot) and railways. Drawing-tries to paint the photographs that were never taken in the context of Scotland's aviation and railway history. 

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Senate Suite, Main Building
University of Glasgow
G12 8QQ
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