Dr Jano van Hemert, FRSE

Science, software and scripts

About

I am the Director of Research & Data Science at Optos (a Nikon company) where I direct a group of researchers and engineers to develop novel technology for retinal imaging in eye healthcare. I lead academic and industrial relationships from proposal through R&D into clinical trials with the aim to commercialise research from partnering universities and businesses globally. I lead the strategy and implementation of the intellectual property portfolio.

My ambition is to lead teams in research and innovation to deliver groundbreaking products into the market.

Jano van Hemert

Specialties

  • Strategic planning in research and innovation
  • Directing both commercialisation and research activities
  • Directing a patent portfolio
  • Facilitating academic-industrial collaborations and relationships
  • Getting medical device and software device prototypes into and through clinical trials
  • Influencing university and industry collaboration at a national level
  • Acquiring external funding, specifically publicly-funded R&D projects

Education

  • PhD in Mathematics and Physical Sciences, Leiden University, The Netherlands. Nov 2002.
  • MSc in Computer Science, Leiden University, The Netherlands. Sep 1998.

Current board, committee and professional memberships

  • Chair of the Enterprise Fellowship Committee of the Royal Society of Edinburgh, since 2020 (member since 2018)
  • Mentor in the UKRI Future Leaders Fellows Development Network, since 2021
  • Member of the Market Opportunities Panel of the UK Quantum Technology Hub in Quantum Enhanced Imaging, since 2020
  • Member of the Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology, since 2019
  • Member of the Informatics, Mathematics and Statistics Sectional Committee of the Royal Society of Edinburgh, since 2018
  • Fellow of the Royal Society of Edinburgh, since 2018.
  • Member of the Research & Knowledge Exchange Committee of the Scottish Funding Council, since 2016.
  • Full College Member of the Review College of the UK Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC), since 2016.
  • Member of the Advisory Board for Physics and Astronomy of the University of Glasgow, since 2021.
  • Member of the Graduate School Strategic Advisory Board of the University of Glasgow, since 2015.
  • Member of the Advisory Board of the EPSRC CDT in Integrative Sensing and Measurement, since 2015.
  • Honorary Member of the Economy and Enterprise Committee of the Royal Society of Edinburgh, since 2021.
  • Honorary Fellow of the University of Edinburgh, since 2010.
  • Senior Member of the IEEE, since 2009.
  • Lifetime Member of the Association of Computer Machinery since 2009

Previous board, committee and professional memberships

  • Member of the Economy and Enterprise Committee (former Business Innovation Forum) of the Royal Society of Edinburgh (2014–2020).
  • Member of the Medical Devices Special Interest Group of the Scottish Life Science Association (2013–2017).
  • Member of the DICOM Working Group 09 Ophthalmology of the Association of Electrical Equipment and Medical Imaging Manufacturers (2013–2015).
  • Founding Member of the Young Academy of Scotland of the Royal Society of Edinburgh (2011–2016).
  • Member of the Steering Board of e-Science Data Information and Knowledge Transformation (2009–2010)
  • Member of the IT & Image Analysis Committee of Scottish Imaging Network: A Platform of Excellence (2008–2010)
  • Member of the University of Edinburgh Internal Selection Process Review Board for JISC Calls (2010)
  • Member of the Steering Committee of the European Conf. on Evolutionary Comp. in Comb. Optim. (2006–2010)
  • Member of the Programme Committee of Advanced Distributed Services Summer Schools, UK (2009–2010)
  • Member of the Programme Committee of International Summer Schools on Grid Computing (2006–2008)
  • Member of the Programme Committee of Eur. Net. of Excel. in Evol. Comp. Summer Schools (2001–2003)
  • Member of the Steering Committee of the European Conf. on Genetic Programming (2002–2007)