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Numerical and experimental developments of bio-engineered vascular grafts and valves

Study level


Master of Philosophy


Vacation research experience scheme

Faculty/Lead unit

Topic status

We're looking for students to study this topic.


Dr Elena Juan Pardo
Adjunct Associate Professor
Division / Faculty
Science and Engineering Faculty
Associate Professor Emilie Sauret
Associate Professor
Division / Faculty
Science and Engineering Faculty


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.

Research activities

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.

Annual scholarship round



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