Dr Megha Agrawal
Managing Director, LIROMS
Megha Agrawal earned a PhD from the University of Cambridge in engineering in 2015 and was a research scientist at Imperial College London in the field of using Ultrasound for diagnostic applications in 2015-17. She earned full-fellowship from the Cambridge-Commonwealth trust for her PhD and a Schlumberger Faculty-for-the-Future fellowship for her postdoctoral research. In 2011, she worked at Stanford Biodesign Innovation program where she led a multidisciplinary team which developed, a trademarked device for Intra-Venous access in pediatric population. From 2009-11, she worked at Stryker Global design centre where she designed and tested orthopedic implants for hip, knee and shoulders. Prior to that, she studied her Masters' in Biomedical Engineering at the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Bombay and developed a patented device for heart hole closure (Patent Ductus Arteriosus) in newborns.
Dr Megha Agrawal is a scientist, innovator and a strategic ideator who is passionate about creating effective and affordable healthcare solutions. By training she is a biomedical engineer and has a global experience in R&D in biosensing devices, orthopedics, digital medical technology and healthcare from conceptualization to launch. Through her years in the medical industry and academia, she has demonstrated lateral thinking which resulted in inventive patents, international publications, invited talks and leadership roles. She is also a passionate advocate and mentor for STEM education for the younger generation. She has been awarded 'Exceptional Talent' by the UK government.
Since 2018, she is the Managing Director of LIROMS (Luxembourg Institute of Research in Orthopedics, Sports Medicine and Science). LIROMS, a non-profit organization, aims to deliver scientific, economic, and societal value in the fields of orthopedics, sports medicine, science, surgery and rehabilitation through research and development, patient studies and clinical outcome. In organisational synergy, Dr. Agrawal works as a scientific collaborator for the translational research platform HOSD (Human Motion, Orthopaedics, Sports Medicince, Digital Methods) of LIH (Luxembourg Institute of Health) focusing of the implementation of new movement, activity and digital self-reporting technologies in clinical research and practice.