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Dr Leandro Beltrachini

Dr Leandro Beltrachini

Senior lecturer
Brain Imaging Group

School of Physics and Astronomy

Email
beltrachinil@cardiff.ac.uk
Telephone
+44 (0)29 2251 0274
Campuses
CUBRIC 1.033, Cardiff University Brain Research Imaging Centre, Maindy Road, Cardiff, CF24 4HQ
Users
Available for postgraduate supervision

Overview

I joined the School of Physics and Astronomy as a Lecturer in October 2016. My work focusses on the area of Computational Physics with applications in electrophysiology (electro/magneto-encephalography) and diffusion magnetic resonance imaging.

My research is based at the Cardiff University Brain Research Imaging Centre (CUBRIC), where I hold the role of Lead for Engagement.

Biography

Education and qualifications

  • 2012: PhD in Electrical Engineering, Universidad Nacional de La Plata, Argentina
  • 2007: MSc in Electrical Engineering, Universidad Nacional de La Plata, Argentina

Career overview

  • 2020 - present: Senior Lecturer, School of Physics and Astronomy and Cardiff University Brain Research Imaging Centre (CUBRIC), Cardiff University, UK
  • 2016 - 2020: Lecturer, School of Physics and Astronomy and Cardiff University Brain Research Imaging Centre (CUBRIC), Cardiff University, UK
  • 2015 - 2016 Research Fellow, The University of Sheffield, UK
  • 2013 - 2015 Research Associate, The University of Sheffield, UK
  • 2012 - 2015 Adjunct Professor, Faculty of Engineering, Universidad Nacional de La Plata, Argentina
  • 2012 - 2013 Research Fellow, National Scientific and Technical Research Council (CONICET), Argentina.

Publications

2019

2018

2017

2016

2015

2014

2013

2012

2011

Teaching

Module Organiser

  • PX3143: Computational Physics

Deputy Module Organiser

  • PX2134: Structured Programming
  • PX4128: Data Analysis

Research Interests

  • Numerical analysis
  • Forward and inverse problems
  • Source localisation in E/MEG
  • Microstructure characterisation with diffusion MRI
  • Data sharing practices and protocols

Research Projects

* “Statistical reconstruction of histology data based on magnetic resonance imaging”; Type: Transformative Research Technologies; Principal Investigator: Beltrachini L; Co-Investigators: Jones DK, Griswold M, Ma D; Start Date: 01/05/20; Duration: 18 months; Agency: BBSRC; Budget: £186,939;

* “Translating open software practices to computational electrophysiology”; Type: Impact Acceleration Account; Principal Investigator: Beltrachini L; Start Date: 15/01/20; Duration: 2 months; Agency: STFC; Budget: £22,188;

* “Cardiff University – EPSRC Capital Award for Core Equipment”; Type: Institutional equipment award; Principal Investigator: Graham K; Co-Investigators: Singh K, Charron C, Lawrence A, Holt C, Beltrachini L, Murphy K; Start Date: 15/01/20; Duration: 18 months; Agency: EPSRC; Budget: £414,444;

* “Microstructural Imaging Sharing Protocol (MISP)”; Type: Impact Acceleration Account; Principal Investigator:Beltrachini L; Co-Investigators: Papageorgiou A, Griffin MJ, Hargrave P, Aja-Fernandez S, Jones DK; Start Date: 01/09/19; Duration: 6 months; Agency: STFC; Budget: £95,763;

* “Microstructural Imaging Data Centre (MIDaC)”; Type: Opportunities call 2018; Principal Investigators: Beltrachini L, Griffin MJ; Co-Investigators: Papageorgiou A, Murphy K, Hargrave P, Charron C, Evans J, Jones DK; Start Date: 01/10/18; Duration: 5 months; Agency: STFC; Budget: £98,194;

* “Widening applications of magnetoencephalography with optically pumped magnetometers”; Type: ECR Institutional Equipment; Principal Investigator: Beltrachini L; Co-Investigator: Singh K; Start Date: 01/10/18; Duration: 18 months; Agency: EPSRC (through Cardiff University); Budget: £29,258;

* “Design of an Open-Access Brain Imaging Data Centre”; Type: Seedcorn project; Principal Investigator:Beltrachini L; Co-Investigators: Papageorgiou A, Charron C, Whittaker J, Murphy K, Griffin MJ; Start Date: 01/01/17; Duration: 7 months; Agency: Cardiff University Data Innovation Research Institute; Budget: £11,719;

* “OCEAN: One-stop-shop microstructure-sensitive perfusion/diffusion MRI: Application to vascular cognitive impairment”; Type: Project Grant; Principal Investigator: Frangi A; Co-Investigators: Beltrachini L, Ince P, Taylor Z, Wilkinson I, Venneri A, Parker G, Jones DK, Highley R, Kennerley A; Start Date: 01/01/15; Duration: 36 months; Agency: EPSRC; Budget: £1,768,525;

* “VIPER: Virtual Interactive Patient ExpeRience”; Type: Public Engagement proof-of-concept; Principal Investigator: Beltrachini L; Co-Investigators: Lassila T, Ravikumar N; Start Date: 01/01/15; Duration: 6 months; Agency: Faculty of Engineering, The University of Sheffield, UK; Budget: £1,000;

* “Model personalisation for electro/magnetoencephalography and electrocorticography signal analysis”; Type: Postdoctoral fellowship for full-time research.; Principal Investigator: Beltrachini L; Start Date: 01/04/12; Duration: 2 years; Agency: National Scientific and Technical Research Council (CONICET), Argentina; Budget: £65,000;

Supervision

I am interested in supervising PhD students in the areas I work on.

Current supervision

Hannah McCann

Research student

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Ryan Beckerleg

Research student