Auckland Bioengineering Institute


Students

Our doctoral and masters students, their thesis topics and their supervisors.

Doctoral candidates | A-B | C | D-F | G-J | K-L | M | N-R | S-V | W-X | Y-Z | Masters

Doctoral candidates


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Saeed Aalighale
New Foundations for Pacing the Stomach
Supervisors: Niranchan Paskaranandavadivel, Leo Cheng, Greg O'Grady

 

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Daniel Addo
Validation of MR imaging techniques measuring ventilation and perfusion in the lungs via computational modelling
Supervisors: Merryn Tawhai, Kelly Burrowes           

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Cyril Au
A Patient Compatible Transcutaneous Energy Transfer System
Supervisors: Daniel McCormick, David Budgett

Nima Afshar Ghotli

Nima Afshar Ghotli
Nutritional Modelling; modelling nutritional uptake mechanisms in small intestine
Supervisor: Peter Hunter

Kieran Brennan

Kieran Brennan
Real-time fluid penetration imaging for needle-free jet injection
Supervisor: Andrew Taberner

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Stefan Calder

Stefan Calder
An Experimental-Theoretical Analysis of the Forward Problem of Electrophysiology
Supervisor: Peng Du

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Beverly Chen
Miniature wireless sensors for optogenetics
Supervisor: David Budgett

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Melissa Davidson

Melissa Davidson
Investigation of the change in pelvic floor muscle stiffness during pregnancy: Developing a risk prediction tool for delivery outcomes
Supervisor: Jenny Kruger

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Alex Dixon
Non-destructive estimation of mechanical properties of biological membranes
Supervisor: Andrew Taberner

Nick (Ngoc Linh) Do

Nick (Ngoc Linh) Do
Electronic control system for large-volume injection system
Supervisor: Andrew Taberner

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Behdad Ebrahimi
A tool for prediction of patient status in Pulmonary Hypertension (PH)
Supervisors: Alys Clark, Haribalan Kumar, Merryn Tawhai

Nazanin Ebrahimi

Nazanin Ebrahimi
How the Heart Grows? From Multi-scale Data to Multi-scale Model
Supervisor: Peter Hunter

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Jarrah Dowrick
The transient dynamic performance of cardiac muscle during interventions
Supervisors: Andrew Taberner, Poul Nielsen, Kenneth Tran, June-Chiew Han

Wilson Fok

Wilson Fok
Modelling bone integration in implant scaffolds
Supervisor: Justin Fernandez

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Shelley Fong
Biophysical modelling of water and ion transport in the lungs
Supervisor: Vinod Suresh

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Bianca Freytag
Model-based analysis of fibrosis imaging for cardiac mechanics
Supervisor: Martyn Nash

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Ian Glass
Lifetime monitoring pressure from an implanted sensor
Supervisor: David Budgett

Chun Goh

Chun Meng (Alex) Goh
Modelling Soft tissue mechanics using meshfree methods
Supervisor: Martyn Nash

Amir Haji Rassouliha

Amir HajiRassouliha
3D soft tissue deformation measurement
Supervisor: Poul Nielsen, Andrew Taberner, Martyn Nash

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Abdallah Hasaballa
Linking myocardial mechanics and microstructural remodelling during heart failure
Supervisor: Martyn Nash

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Soroosh Hosseinnejad
High stroke-to-length ratio direct-drive electromagnetic actuators for upper limb rehabilitation robots
Supervisor: Bryan Ruddy, Thor Besier, Andrew Taberner

Patrin Illenberger

Patrin Illenberger
Electronics for artificial muscle energy harvesting
Supervisor: Iain Anderson

Nurul Ismail

Nurul Ismail
Cellular and molecular mechanisms of maternal immune response in early pregnancy
Supervisors: Alys Clark, Mike Cooling

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Toby Jackson
The Influence of Lung morphology on multi-scale mechanics of lung tissue
Supervisor: Professor Merryn Tahwhai, Professor Poul Nielsen (co-supervisor), Dr Thiranja Prasad Babarenda Gamage (co-supervisor)

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Kevin Jamart
Supervisor: Jichao Zhao

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Wendy Kang
A computational model of Integrative lung physiology for studying nasal high flow therapy
Supervisor: Merryn Tawhai

Reza Kalbasi

Reza Kalbasi
Towards Enhanced Computational Physiology Through Semantically Linked Clinical Data
Supervisor: Koray Atalag, David Nickerson
 

Mousa Kazemi

Mousa Kazemi
Real-time estimation of the hip and knee contact forces for motion retraining.
Supervisor: Thor Besier

Prashanna Khwaounjoo

Prashanna Khwaounjoo
Fibrosis and sudden cardiac death.
Supervisor: Mark Trew

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Emily Lam Po Tang
The Instrumented myocyte
Supervisors: Andrew Taberner and Poul Nielsen

Dixon Leung

Dixon Leung
Development of an obstruction-free smart hydrocephalus shunt
Supervisor: David Budgett

Helen Liley

Helen Liley
Modelling cartilage biomechanics in the equine fetlock joint
Supervisor: Thor Besier

Andi Liu

Andi Liu
Integrating Spine Biomechanics with 18F-NaF PET/CT Imaging to Assess Lumbar Pain and Bone Remodelling
Supervisor: Justin Fernandez

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Renfei Ma

Renfei Ma
A multiscale computational framework for the liver lobule
Supervisor: Peter Hunter

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Bahareh Madadkhahsalmassi
Just-in-time glucose sensing for a jet-injector based diabetes management system
Supervisors: Andrew Taberner, Bryan Ruddy

James Mckeage

James Mckeage
High-volume jet-injection
Supervisor: Andrew Taberner

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Qichang Mei
The influence of foot morphology on foot biomechanics
Supervisors: Justin Fernandez, Vickie Shim, Yaodong Gu

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Shu Meng
Characterising substrates for persistent atria fibrillation
Supervisor: Bruce Smaill

Renee Miller

Renee Miller (joint with FMHS)
An investigation of cardiac magnetic resonance elastography: relating anisotropic dynamic stiffness to current techniques in cardiac modelling
Supervisor: Alistair Young

Hamed Minaeizaeim

Hamed Minaeizaeim
Computing abnormalities in chest x-ray
Supervisor: Alys Clark

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Emma Ordono
Design, Fabrication and Modelling of Intracardiac Catheter for Electrical Mapping of Atrial Fibrillation
Supervisor: David Budgett

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Mahyar Osanlouy
Distinguishing disease from the impact of normal aging in lung function testing
Supervisor: Merryn Tawhai

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Luca Parisi
Developing and validating a novel integrated computational model of the human lung to understand the pathophysiology of Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome
Supervisor: Merryn Tawhai

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Thorben Pauli
A wearable exoskeleton for upper arm rehabilitation in stroke
Supervisors: Thor Besier, Bryan Ruddy, Angus McMorland

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Toan Pham (joint with FMHS)
Supervisors: Denis Loiselle, Tony Hickey (School of Medical Sciences), Andrew Taberner, Kimberley Mellor

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Anna Qian
A biophysical model of calcium in the gastrointestinal tract.
Supervisors: Peng Du, James Sneyd (co-supervisor), Leo Cheng (co-supervisor)

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Girish Ramlugun
Characterization of fibrosis and its functional role in persistent atrial fibrillation
Supervisor: Bruce Smaill

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Amir Rastar
Computational models for image- and model-based biomarkers in asthma
Supervisor: Merryn Tawhai

Sam Richardson

Sam Richardson
Development of an optical coherence tomography based skin cancer diagnostic tool
Supervisor: Poul Nielsen

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Rojan Saghian

Rojan Saghian
Modelling the uterine circulation to understand the causes and consequences of inadequate spiral artery re-modelling
Supervisor: Alys Clark

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Sayedus Salehin
Supervisors: Peter Hunter, Merryn Tawhai (co-supervisor)

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Nalaka Samaraweera
Modelling heat and sound transmission through structures.
Supervisor: Kumar Mithraratne

Mehrdad Sangi

Mehrdad Sangi
Automated optokinetic nystagmus detection for use with young subjects
Supervisor: Jason Turuwhenua

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Dewan Sarwar
MedTech Research
Supervisor: Peter Hunter

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Utkarsh Saxena
The measurement and interpretation of intracranial pressure
Supervisor: Simon Malpas

Marco Schneider

Marco Schneider
Modelling the form and function of the carpometacarpal joint.
Supervisor: Thor Besier

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Reza Sehdehi
Capacitive power transfer for implantable devices
Supervisors: Patrick Hu, David Budgett

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Elias Soltani
Modelling Thermoregulation of the Human Body
Supervisors: Kumar Mithraratne, Dr Soroush Safaei, Dr Chris Bradley

Alex Swee

Alex Swee
Bone integration in ALIF spinal implants
Supervisor: Justin Fernandez

Andreas Tairych

Andreas Tairych
Body motion and language for wearable electronics
Supervisor: Iain Anderson

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Perry Tan
Projecting power to active implants
Supervisor: Daniel McCormick, Alex Leung, David Budgett

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Belvin Thomas
An image based computer model of persistent atrial fibrillation
Supervisor: Jichao Zhao, Bruce Smaill, Ian LeGrice

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Win Min Tun
The roles of oxygen and shear stress in placental vascular development
Supervisor: Alys Clark, Joanna James

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Stephen Waite
Modeling the structure and motility of the sheep rumen.
Supervisor: Vinod Suresh

Chris Walker

Chris Walker
Soft sensing for better swimming
Supervisor: Iain Anderson

Jenny Zhinuo Wang

Jenny Zhinuo Wang
Characterising human heart failure with clinical imaging and structure-based modelling
Supervisor: Martyn Nash

Xiaoming Wang

Xiaoming Wang
Multi-scale Modelling in the Hip using the finite element method and smoothed particle hydrodynamics
Supervisor: Justin Fernandez

Katherine Wilson

Katie Wilson
Biomedical and soft robotic applications for dielectric elastomer electronic switching
Supervisor: Iain Anderson

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Zay Yar Win
Patient-specific computational models of lung mechanics and gas exchange to optimise invasive mechanical ventilation
Supervisor: Merryn Tawhai

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Jiali Xu
Needle-free blood extraction for insulin therapy using a controllable jet injector
Supervisor: Andrew Taberner, Bryan Ruddy, Poul Nielsen

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Shasha Yeung

Shasha Yeung
Intelligent wearable sensors for orthopaedic implants
Supervisor: Justin Fernandez

Hashem Yousefi

Hashem Youshefi
How does the heart grow?
Supervisor: Peter Hunter

Hooman Zarreh

Hooman Zarreh
Integrating material point method and peridynamics for fracture mechanics
Supervisor: Kumar Mithraratne

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Yuwen Zhang
Integration of dynamic lung imaging with structure-based models of lung function
Supervisor: Merryn Tawhai

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Yuting Zhu
Shear strain sensor for improving robotic and human dexterity
Supervisor: Iain Anderson

Aleksandar Zivaljevic

Aleksandar Zivaljevic
Supporting the creation of computable detailed clinical models
Supervisor: Koray Atalag

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Masters


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Ashley Abraham
Quantification of high-resolution rabbit intestine slow wave dynamics
Supervisors: Leo K Cheng, Nira Paskaranandavadivel, Tim Angeli

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Fatima Abdali
Intra-dermal vaccination using Lorentz Motor Needle-Free Jet Injectors for New-borns and Infants
Supervisor: Bryan Ruddy

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Duncan Bakke
Population modelling of the hip joint for virtual testing of total hip replacements
Supervisor: Thor Besier

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Quinn Boesley
Reliable power transfer to implantable devices
Supervisors: David Budgett, Daniel McCormick, Alex Leung

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David Chan
Zoning in on pressure
Supervisors: David Budgett, Jennifer Kruger, Stephanie Budgett (Department of Statistics)

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Abhishek Kamat
Determining the effects of electrode diameter and protrusion on signal morphology of gastrointestinal bio-electrical recordings
Supervisors: Tim Angeli, Leo K Cheng

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Saeed Mollaee
Classification and Quantification of Colonic Motor Patterns Undergoing Neuromodulation Therapy
Supervisors: Niranchan Paskaranandavadivel, Leo Cheng, Andrew Lowe, Greg O'Grady

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Jared Pickery-Jordan
Slow fluid control using a soft dielectric elastomer pump (DEP)
Supervisors: Iain Anderson, E.-F. Markus Henke

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Shasti Ramachandran
Magnetic stimulation of evoked sphincter potentials as a test of anorectal neuropathy
Supervisor: Leo Cheng

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Hayden Randles
Soft hydraulic transducer arrays for controlled support and positioning of applied loads
Supervisor: Poul Nielsen, Andrew Taberner

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Alison Schroeder
Modelling cardiac excitation-contraction mechanics based on trabecula myometry
Supervisors: Kenneth Tran, Denis Loiselle, Martyn Nash, David Nickerson

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Michael Seow
Soft pneumatic transducer with force sensing and integrated 6-axis position/rotation sensing
Supervisors: Poul Nielsen, Andrew Taberner

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