Biomedical Engineering

Bioengineering solutions to global problems

The Biomedical Engineering research cluster in the Faculty of Engineering and Mathematical Sciences finds innovative solutions for the biomedical imaging, biomechanics, biomaterials and engineering computational biology industries.

The team of interdisciplinary researchers are working towards better diagnosis, treatment and prevention of disease, through technologies such as new surgical imaging, visualisation and simulation techniques.

Merging engineering, computing, mathematics, life sciences and medicine, the fundamental research delves into areas including tumour biology and human physiology, through to clinical and surgical applications.

The Biomedical Engineering research cluster addresses a wide range of problems, primarily in the areas of human health. The group has a diverse range of skills and expertise, and mainly focuses on solving problems in the following areas:

  • cancer
  • cardiovascular disease
  • brain
  • medical image analysis
  • physiological modelling
  • computer vison and artificial intelligence
  • biosensing

Current projects

Some of the projects being undertaken by the group include:

  • Computational biomechanics models
  • Aorta aneurysm prediction
  • 3D bioprinting
  • OCT/microscope in a needle
  • MEMS based optical spectrometres
  • GaN (gallium nitride) transistor-based sensors
  • 3D printing
  • Optical elastography
  • Low-field NMR

Research opportunities are available for students. To submit an expression of interest for a research opportunity, fill out our form or email.

Our Research Groups

3D Bioprinting at UWA

Research partners and collaborators

Contact Dr Barry Doyle

Senior Lecturer, Mechanical Engineering