Emeritus Professor Kit Vaughan elected as new member of ASSAf
Congratulations to Emeritus Professor Kit Vaughan to his recent election as new member of the Academy of Science of South Africa.
Professor Vaughan is a leading international scholar in biomedical engineering. He has made a seminal contribution to the international knowledge base on biomechanics, and more recently, to the development of the South African medical device industry. His research on and development of novel imaging methods for the early detection of breast cancer has led to a patented dual-modality breast imaging device which is being commercialised by CapeRay Medical, a start-up company founded and led by Professor Vaughan. Professor Vaughan has built significant scientific and technological capacity in South Africa, through his training of postgraduate students in biomedical engineering, his employment of young engineering graduates at CapeRay Medical, and his mentorship of emerging academics at the University of Cape Town. Prof Vaughan held an A-rating from the National Research Foundation during 2004-2015, and is a Fellow the South African Academy of Engineering and the International Academy of Medical and Biological Engineering.