Full First Name(s)
Christopher Leonard ‘Kit’
Title (honorific)
Academic Qualifications
DSc (2009, University of Cape Town); PhD (1980, University of Iowa); BSc Hons (1975, Rhodes University); BSc (1974, Rhodes University)
Brief Biography (English)

Christopher ‘Kit’ Vaughan is an Emeritus Professor of Biomedical Engineering in the Department of Human Biology at the University of Cape Town (UCT) and Extraordinary Professor in Faculty of Health Sciences at Stellenbosch University (SU). He currently serves as CEO of CapeRay Medical (Pty) Ltd, the developers of a novel system for early detection of breast cancer. and Director of Strait Access Technologies (Pty) Ltd. He has been awarded numerous awards including the Ernest Walton Fellowship from Science Foundation Ireland, a Research and Innovation Award from the National Science and Technology Forum and the UCT Book Award for Imagining the Elephant. He is also a Fellow of the International Academy for Medical and Biological Engineering (IAMBE), a Fellow of the South African Academy of Engineering (SAAE) and a member of the Academy of Science of South Africa (ASSAf)

Job Title
Emeritus Professor: Biomedical Engineering
Primary Organisation
University of Cape Town
Website Address for Primary Organisation
African Country
South Africa
African Region
Southern Africa

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