Research - The Centre for Bioengineering - University of Canterbury - New Zealand


Research groups

Recent Postgraduate Research

Completed Postgraduate Research

Research Topics Shared With Other Departments

Biological Sciences

  • Atherosclerosis (free radicals and anti-oxidants) applied to vascular surgery at CHMEDS

Chemical and Process Engineering

  • Biotechnology
  • Electrical Engineering
  • Biomedical Signal Processing applied to EEG and ECG
  • Electrobiotechnology applied to the use of electromagnetic signals in biology and medicine, particularly with respect to high voltage cellular effects

Mathematics and Statistics

  • Biomathematics applied to cell calcium dynamics
  • Optimisation (of cardiovascular systems)
  • Medical and Clinical Statistics and statistical DSP modelling
  • Bioinformatics, genomic research, health environmetrics

Mechanical Engineering

  • Biological Computational Fluid Dynamics applied to cardiovascular blood flow, blood flow in the brain and Cellular motion in the eye
  • Biological Control Theory applied to non invasive imaging technologies for breast cancer and insulin control and monitoring. Research and development of the latest agitation-sensor and automated drug infusion systems for ICU Patients
  • Orthopaedic implant design and development


  • MR imaging with particular reference to cerebal perfusion (eg ASL and BOLD protocols) Read more >>

Research at National Institutions

Canterbury District Health Board and Christchurch School of Medicine

  • Neurology applied to blood flow in the cerebro-vasculature
  • Radiology applied to cerebro-vascular imaging
  • Orthopaedic implant design
  • Thrombolysis protocols
  • Renal autoregulation; renal failure
  • Non-invasive breast cancer screening
  • Insulin Drug infusion

Human Interface Technology Laboratory of New Zealand (HITLabNZ)

  • Visualisation Techniques applied to medical imaging and numerical simulations

Research Collaboration with International Institutions


  • Cerebro-vascular blood flow in micro-gravity

Imperial College U.K.

Dr. Spencer J. Sherwin

  • Numerical models of blood flow and mass transfer and muscle microstructure

University of Leeds U.K.

Professor Ken Brodlie

  • Visualisation of arterial geometry and grid computing

Leeds Hospital Trust U.K.

  • Thrombolysis protocols, eye fluid dynamics

Edinburgh University and University of Queensland

  • Bioinformatics
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