Centre of Biomedical Engineering (CBME) | The University of Adelaide
Biomedical engineering is a new emerging discipline where engineering principles and techniques are applied to medical and science fields.
This is achieved by bringing together the design and problem-solving skills of engineering and mathematical disciplines with medical and biological sciences to further design and develop medical devices. The application of these devices in turn also can help developing a better understanding of biological phenomena, processes, diagnosis and treatment. The applications of biomedical engineering have expanded over a wide range such as biocompatible prosthesis, medical and biomedical devices, bioimplants, etc.
As a result, it is clear this area of research is interdisciplinary in nature and should not be bounded by a specific school or faculty. Rather it is an umbrella of knowledge that spans over a number of faculties boundary and has a shade area that is function of the number of members and the diversity of their research area.
Specific targeted areas of research covered by this group, but are not limited to:
Modelling Multi-scale Physiology
There are a significant number of problems that exhibit a large range of physical scales, for example small vortex generators positioned on large scale aerofoils; but none so prominent in the 21st Century as that exemplified within the biological sciences and engineering. Biological Engineering problems have a multitude of physical scales. Read more...
Smelling diseases with an electronic nose system
The human body odor is composed of volatile organic compounds. This composition might be altered in a range of diseases. The aim of our research is to examine the possibility of applying an electronic nose to quantify changes in human body odor. Read more...
Cardiac Flow Analysis Based on Magnetic Resonance Imaging
Many types of cardiac abnormality have an implication on blood flow. However, most present-day diagnostic modalities analyse myocardial structures and not the cardiac flow within to detect heart defects in-vivo. Read more...
Exploiting new optical technologies to improve survival and outcome in stroke and brain injured patients
The availability of new brain tissue probes for near infrared extinction measurements allows measurements of cerebral blood flow (CBF) and oxygenation in brain injured patients. Read more...
Modelling & Analysis of Wirelessly Interrogated SAW based Micropumps for Drug Delivery Applications
Drug delivery devices using Micro Electromechanical Systems (MEMS) technology are increasingly being developed for implantable drug delivery applications. Read more...
Mechanical Characterization of Vascular Endothelial Cells Focusing on Intracellular Structures
Vascular endothelial cells in vivo are exposed to complex mechanical forces including fluid shear stress, cyclic stretch and hydrostatic pressure. These mechanical forces are important factors in endothelial cell remodeling, possibly altering endothelial cell physiological functions. Read more...