Biomedical Engineering

Biomedical Engineering

About Biomedical Engineering

Biomedical Engineering involves the application of engineering and science to areas of Medicine, Healthcare and Biology. It encompasses research in areas of Medical Engineering, Biomaterials, Biomechanics, Rehabilitation, Modelling, Therapeutics, and Medical Informatics. Engineering within the environment of the human body requires a wide spectrum of disciplines from basic science through to concept design. The group here at Canterbury has an international reputation in Computational Bio-Fluid Mechanics.

  • Geoff Chase
    Control systems; system modelling/dynamics and FEA, speech/signal processing, smart structures and MEMS devices; robotics.
  • Mark Jermy
    Gas exchange and pressure in breathing therapies for adults, children and babies.
  • Susan Krumdieck
    Biomaterials.
  • Mark Staiger
    Materials engineering for biomedical applications; radiotherapy products made from composites; metallic foams as implants or scaffolds; biocompatibility and resorption of materials in the body; polymeric scaffolds.

Associated Staff

  • Thomas Lotz
    Biomedical Engineering; Physiological Modelling; Digital Image ElastoTomography (DIET) breast cancer detection.
  • Develop a New Product in the Public Health Field
  • Models of Blood Flow in the Brain
  • Active Insulin Control and Monitoring
  • Mechanical Ventilation Modelling and Optimisation
  • Sedation-Agitation Sensor for Intubated Patients in the ICU
  • Modelling and Control of the Sedation-Agitation Curve in ICU Patients
  • Physiological Systems Modelling

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