Auckland Bioengineering Institute


The Auckland Bioengineering Institute (ABI) is a cross-faculty research centre. Our research deals with the application of mathematical and engineering sciences to biology and human physiology. We aim to improve understanding of physiological processes and the diagnosis and treatment of injury or disease. Many of our staff have joint appointments in other Faculties, especially with the Department of Engineering Science in the Faculty of Engineering and the Department of Physiology in the Faculty of Medical and Health Sciences.

  • Research with us this summer
    28 June 2016
    Apply now for a summer research scholarship with ABI. Conduct interesting research projects on understanding and improving human health with our leading researchers and facilities.
  • 'Smart rubber could power devices'
    15 June 2016
    BBC talks to ABI's Biomimetics Lab about their research and development of smart rubber, and its many exciting potential applications in measurement, user interface, powering devices and other uses.
  • Auckland expertise key to global heart rhythm research
    10 June 2016
    Bioengineers and physiologists from Auckland are partners in a prestigious global group just awarded a $6 million grant to investigate heart imaging technologies for heart failure and arrhythmia.
  • Med-tech focus of Auckland conference
    10 June 2016
    Research and innovation in medical technologies from New Zealand and overseas will be the focus of a conference in Auckland this month.
  • Our people

    Meet the scientists, researchers, students and support staff of the Auckland Bioengineering Institute.

  • Our research

    From biomimetics to bioinstrumentation, our hearts to our skin, read about the breadth of activities carried out by ABI research groups.

  • Software development

    Find out about the software tools and frameworks the Auckland Bioengineering Institute develops to support its research activities, and our developers.

  • Commercial activities

    IMeasureU, Portal Instruments, StretchSense, UnEmap System and the former Telemetry Research (now merged with Millar Instruments) are commercial entities which have developed from the ABI's innovative research programme.

  • University of Auckland Bioengineering Masters Scholarships

    Are you domestic student considering a masters degree in Bioengineering? Apply for one of our Masters scholarships.

  • Summer Research Scholarships

    Apply now for a summer research scholarship with ABI. Conduct interesting research projects on understanding and improving human health with our leading researchers and facilities.

  • ABI postgraduate evening 2016 Event as iCalendar
    28 July 2016, 5:30 - 7:30pm
    Considering a doctoral or masters degree in bioengineering? Come to ABI's Postgraduate Recruitment Evening where our staff and PhD students will be available to discuss our many graduate research opportunities and provide advice on career paths to suit your career goals.