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.

  • New tools detect serious gut conditions
    09 May 2017
    Researchers at FlexiMap, a spin-out company from the University of Auckland’s Bioengineering Institute (ABI), are developing tools that will revolutionise our understanding of the stomach and intestine.
  • Bioengineering graduate takes off
    01 May 2017
    Alex Anderson, who works for the Rocket Lab, graduated today with a PhD in Biomedical Engineering.
  • The Hunter brothers
    02 June 2017
    Ingenio magazine talk to brothers Peter Hunter, ABI's director, and Ian Hunter, director of the BioInstrumentation laboratory at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT).
  • ABI lung visualisation tool featured in NZ Herald
    31 May 2017
    On this World No Tobacco Day, NZ Herald speaks to our Professor Merryn Tawhai about her team's web-based visualisation, created to let you explore how smoking ages the lung, and the difference made by quitting now.
  • 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.

  • Andrew Pullan Bioengineering Masters Scholarships

    Are you domestic student considering a masters degree in Bioengineering? Apply for the Andrew Pullan Bioengineering Masters Scholarships before 1 July 2017.

  • University of Auckland Bioengineering Masters Scholarships

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