Daniel Fovargue

Favourite Thing: Making computer software that uses physics and maths to help doctors.



University of Mary Washington (2002-2006), University of North Carolina (2007-2013)


BSc, PhD

Work History:

Graduate Researcher and Teaching Assistant at University of North Carolina, Research Associate at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute

Current Job:

Research Associate


King’s College London

About Me

I work as a research associate at King’s College London.

My Work

I use pictures of sound waves moving through people to help find diseases like cancer.

My Typical Day

Commute in the busy city centre of London… Avoid the selfies in front of Big Ben… And then SCIENCE!

What I'd do with the money

Make a video game phone app that teaches people about the science behind elastography.

My Interview

How would you describe yourself in 3 words?

Super normal, why?

Who is your favourite singer or band?

Any metal that makes your brain hurt (in a good way).

What's your favourite food?

Lots of cheeseburgers.

What is the most fun thing you've done?

Kayaking in New Zealand.

What did you want to be after you left school?

Video game programmer.

Were you ever in trouble at school?

Me? Never! Except that one time….

What was your favourite subject at school?


What's the best thing you've done as a scientist?

Make computer software to help make better pictures of medical images.

What or who inspired you to become a scientist?

Do you guys have Bill Nye the Science Guy in the UK? If not, see youtube.

If you weren't a scientist, what would you be?

Bass player in a metal band.

If you had 3 wishes for yourself what would they be? - be honest!

Headline a metal festival. Discover new mathematics. Create a popular and critically acclaimed video game.

Tell us a joke.

A couple of scientists have twins. They name one Jessica and the other Control. :/

Other stuff

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