This project encompasses advanced numerical and experimental technologies to rationalise the design of advanced porous biomaterials for vascular grafts and valves. Cost-effective, long-lasting tissue-engineered vascular grafts and valves are required alleviate the million dollar costs of cardiovascular surgeries in Australia due to high failure rate.
Use Melt ElectroWriting (MEW) techniques to create scaffolds with tailored morphologies, structural integrity and mechanical properties (deformability, porosity, stiffness). Mechanical testing will be run on those scaffolds.Advanced numerical methods will be developed and used to model blood flows to optimise the scaffold design.
The aim of this project is to provide the bio-manufacturing industry with innovative technologies to design, test and manufacture advanced biomaterials.
You may be able to apply for a research scholarship in our annual scholarship round.
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