Dr Megha Agrawal
Managing Director, the Luxembourg Institute of Research in Orthopedics, Sports Medicine and Science
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’ in healthcare by the UK government.
Megha Agrawal studied her PhD from the University of Cambridge in engineering from 2011-15 and was later a post-doctoral fellow at Imperial College London in the field of using Ultrasound for diagnostic medical 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 to develop a trademarked device for easier Intra-Venous access in paediatrics. From 2009-11, she worked at Stryker Global technology centre where she designed and tested orthopaedic implants and instruments for hip, knee and shoulders. Prior to that in 2007-09, 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.
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, she also 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.