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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Alex Anderson

Alex Anderson
Simultaneous measurement of force, heat, intracellular Ca2+ and sarcomere length in spontaneously hypertensive rats
Supervisor: Justin Fernandez

Nima Afshar Ghotli

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

Jesse Ashton

Jesse Ashton
Neural architecture in the right atrium and its role in the development and maintenance of atrial arrhythmias in heart disease
Supervisor: Bruce Smaill

Prasad Babarenda Gamage

Prasad Babarenda Gamage
Modelling and identifying the mechanical properties of skin and underlying tissues
Supervisor: Poul Nielsen

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Rachel Berry
Characterisation of gastric slow wave activity in health and disease
Supervisor: Leo Cheng

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

Daniel Chen

Daniel Chen
Gait retraining for knee osteoarthritis
Supervisor: Iain Anderson

Ming Cheuk

Ming Cheuk
Integrated control of a cardiac myometer
Supervisor: Andrew Taberner

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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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Mauricio Delgado Gutierrez
Imaging the endothelial glycocalyx layer
Supervisor: David Long

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

Nazanin Ebrahimi

Nazanin Ebrahimi
How does the heart grow? Gene regulatory aspects
Supervisor: Peter Hunter

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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Robert Gallichan
Active implants for managing hydrocephalous.
Supervisor: David Budgett

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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
Hardware acceleration of cross-correlation-based identification of surface geometry of deformable bodies
Supervisor: Poul Nielsen

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

Patrin Illenberger

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

Nurul Ismail

Nurul Ismail
Supervisor: Mike Cooling

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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
Supervisor: Koray Atalag
 

Behrooz Karami

Behrooz Karami
Accurate ultrastructural finite element model of skin for predicting light reflectance and scatting of skin
Supervisor: Poul Nielsen

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

Nari Kim

Nari Kim
Multi-scale electromechanics of the heart
Supervisor: Mark Taberner

 

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David Ladd
Computational investigation of spiral flow in arteries
Supervisor: Peter Hunter

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Yik Ching (Joshua) Lee
Predicting pulmonary hypertension
Supervisor: Merryn Tawhai

Dixon Leung

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

Sophia Leung

Sophia Leung
Finding links between knee injuries and osteoarthritis
Supervisor: Vickie Shim

Helen Liley

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

Yi Chung Lim

Yi Chung Lim
Biomechanics of the primary cilium
Supervisor: David Long

Mabelle Lin

Mabelle Lin
A computational model of the placental chorionic villous
Supervisor: Alys Clark

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

James Mckeage

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

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

Christopher Miller

Christopher Miller
Bone integration in spinal fusion implants
Supervisor: Justin Fernandez

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 xhest x-ray
Supervisor: Alys Clark

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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

Matthew Parker

Matt Parker
Model-based identification of the mechanical properties of living skin
Supervisor: Poul Nielsen

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Toan Pham (joint with FMHS)
 

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Shabnam Pourhamdi
Idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis: A mechanistic study using morphologic and functional data in a computational lung model
Supervisor: Merryn Tawhai

Nikini Puhulwelle Gamage

Nikini Puhulwelle Gamage
Model-based prediction of brain injury associated with shaken baby syndrome
Supervisor: Poul Nielsen

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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

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Hui (Candice) Ren
Water and ion transport in lung epithelium
Supervisor: Vinod Suresh

Sam Richardson

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

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Paul Robertson
Interactive modelling of neural systems
Supervisor: Mark Sagar

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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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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

Farzaneh Shalbaf Hosseinabadi

Farzaneh Shalbaf Hosseinabadi
Retinal electrical stimulation modelling
Supervisor: Ehsan Vaghefi
 

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Aaron Smith
A microfluidic device model of the alveolar-capillary barrier
Supervisor: Vinod Suresh

Dharshini Sreenivasan

Dharshini Sreenivasan
The quantification of low dose fluoride treatment on the fracture susceptibility of the femur and spine of menopausal women with ostepenia
Supervisor: Justin Fernandez

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Karthik Subramaniam
Lung soft tissue mechanics during normal and pressure-supported breathing
Supervisor: Merryn Tawhai

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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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

Daniel Xu

Daniel Xu
Control of soft machines
Supervisor: Iain Anderson

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Xiani Yan

Xiani Yan
Investigating the levator ani muscle morphology and modelling the second stage of labour
Supervisor: Martyn Nash

Shasha Yeung

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

Ted Yeung

Ted Yeung
Kinematics of the human shoulder complex: Model registration, x-ray videoradiography and soft tissue artefacts
Supervisor: Kumar Mithraratne

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


Cyril Au

Cyril Au
Highly Accelerated Testing of Polymer Encapsulated Implantable Devices
Supervisor: Daniel McCormick
 

Alex Carleton

Alex Carleton
Modelling surgical management of complex hip deformities
Supervisor: Thor Besier

Nick (Ngoc Linh) Do

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

Megan Guidry

Megan Guidry
Advanced Modelling of cardiac Mechano-Energetics
Supervisor: David Nickerson

Keith Pereira

Keith Pereira
3D Traction Force Microscopy for endothelial cells under flow conditions
Supervisor: David Long

Lena Schell

Lena Schell
Wearable pressure sensors for real-time monitoring
Supervisor: David Budgett

Tania Tian

Tania Tian
Comparing pelvic floor "safe" and conventional exercises using intra-abdominal pressure in women
Supervisor: Jenny Kruger

Riaz Uddin

Riaz Uddin
Supervisor: Andrew Taberner

Alex Wilson

Alex Wilson
Evaluating inertial sensors as a surrogate tool for joint damage
Supervisor: Justin Fernandez

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