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.

  • Taniwha wins human-powered sub world champion races
    20 July 2016
    The New Zealand human-propelled submarine Taniwha, has won a world title for human propelled submarines after a week of timed races in Gosport in England.
  • Taniwha featured on Our Changing World
    07 July 2016
    Our team behind the human-powered submarine Taniwha talks to RNZ's Our Changing World while preparing for the Submarine Race next week. They explain how Taniwha works and the inspiration they drew from how fish swim.
  • Major funding boosts expansion for StretchSense
    01 July 2016
    A company marketing wearable sensor technology developed at the University of Auckland has just had a major funding boost from a Japanese corporation.
  • 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.
  • 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.