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.

  • Simon Malpas awarded Pickering Medal by RSNZ
    27 November 2014
    Pioneering work on wireless implantable devices to monitor the functions of the human body has been awarded one of the year’s top honours from the Royal Society of New Zealand.
  • The German Chancellor and the Bionic Joint
    14 November 2014
    Her Excellency, Dr Angela Merkel, Chancellor of the Federal Republic of Germany is to visit the University of Auckland today. During the visit, a memorandum of understanding will be signed relating to the ABI / Fraunhofer IPA Bionic Joint project.
  • Bionic arm to be developed under NZ-Germany collaboration
    14 November 2014
    Scientists from the University of Auckland’s Bioengineering Institute (ABI) are collaborating with research organisation Fraunhofer based in Stuttgart, Germany to create human exoskeletons that will reduce workplace injury and assist stroke patients.