David Yu


ME student

Contact details

Uniservices House,
Room 439-701
70 Symonds St, Level 7

Email: hyu754@aucklanduni.ac.nz


David finished his Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) specializing in Engineering Science with a focus in Continuum Mechanics at the University of Auckland in 2015. Currently David is working towards a Masters in the Medical Technologies Centre of Research Excellence (MedTech CoRE) Flagship Project 4 with an emphasis on patient-specific surgical planning.


Geometric modeling of liver deformation and its validation through a liver phantom with acoustic properties similar to that of the liver.

The primary aim of this project is to develop a computational pipeline to predict the spatial locations of internal hepatic structures within a timeframe relevant to surgeries. In order to test the algorithm, we also aim to develop a liver phantom to simulate the liver parenchyma and major vessels (portal veins and hepatic veins). Also, the phantom is to have acoustic properties (impedance, velocity, attenuation) similar to that of the liver.


Dr Harvey Ho

In Collaboration with

Dr Paul Harris from Callaghan Innovation.

Prof Simon Fraser, Bernard Guy, Zach Schallies and Tim Miller from the School of Design at Victoria University of Wellington.