Mr Kieran Brennan

BE(Hons)

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Doctoral Candidate - Doctor of Philosophy

Biography

Kieran has a Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) in Engineering Science from the University of Auckland. He commenced doctoral study at the Auckland Bioengineering Institute in 2015.
 

Research | Current

Thesis

Real-time Fluid Penetration Imaging for Needle-Free Jet-Injection

Needle-free jet injection is a method of drug delivery whereby a liquid drug is pressurised and accelerated to form a narrow jet that can penetrate the skin and the underlying tissue. A difficulty with needle-free injection is dynamically determining the depth of fluid penetration. This is an important issue to address in order to safely administer a drug to the appropriate tissue layer for desirable absorption.

My PhD research is concerned with developing a sensing system that can measure the penetration depth of the injection in real-time. This would allow feedback to the jet injection control system to regulate injection speed, enabling drug delivery at the desired depth. 


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Selected publications and creative works (Research Outputs)

  • Brennan, K. A., Ruddy, B. P., Nielsen, P. M. F., & Taberner, A. J. (2016). Light source depth estimation in porcine skin using spatially resolved diffuse imaging.. Conference proceedings : ... Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society. IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society. Annual Conference. 10.1109/embc.2016.7592075
    URL: http://hdl.handle.net/2292/32735
    Other University of Auckland co-authors: Bryan Ruddy, Poul Nielsen, Andrew Taberner

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UNISERVICES HOUSE - Bldg 439
Level 5 , Room 501
70 SYMONDS ST
AUCKLAND 1010
New Zealand

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