Biomedical, bioprocess and biomaterials engineering

Biomedical, Bioprocess and Biomaterials Engineering

At Monash:

Monash’s research in biomaterials and bioprocess engineering  includes nano-particle fabrication and advanced methods of modifying the chemical and mechanical  properties of a range of materials.  One project our team is focusing on could lead  to new vaccine delivery systems and improved fermentation technology to boost  genetically engineered proteins.

Our world leading biomedical research team are also looking  at neuromuscular systems control and rehabilitation technology development.  Devices they are designing  such as artificial tactile sensors and pressure sensors, could lead to a  dramatic increase in  the quality of life for many people.

Other exciting areas include:

  • Corrosion inhibitors and cathodic protection for steel reinforced concrete (both marine and urban environments) and in particular
  • Neuromuscular systems control and rehabilitation technology development
  • Muscle mechanics, mechanisms of contraction, ecentric contraction, muscle injury, ideopathic toe walking, whole body vibration, proprioception, instrumentation
  • Cochlear implant signal processing, neurophysiology of the auditory midbrain, neural modelling and acoustic noise cancellation
  • Neuropsychology From An Engineering Perspective
  • Theory and numerical simulation work in light propagation in biological tissue. Some of the applications of this work include, non-invasive sensing of glucose or haemoglobin type substance in blood and imaging of biological tissue (tomography)
  • Artificial tactile sensors and pressure sensors in relation to prosthetics and orthotics
  • Haptics and Virtual (Laproscopy) training devices
  • Medical Imaging
  • Development of new bioreactor technology for mammalian cells and tissues
  • Tissue engineering and regeneration
  • In vitro biotechnology development, cell culture microenvironments, early oocyte and embryo developmental biology, mitochondrial physiology, novel methods of functional microscopy, novel IVF methodology
  • Nanofibrous scaffolds manufactured using electrospinning for neural tissue engineering
  • ügSmartüh polymer bioconjugates
  • Nano-fibrous electrospun scaffolds
  • Interaction of stem cells on biopolymer substrates
  • Surface modification of Ti implants
  • Biomaterials for bone repair
  • UV-curable injectable hydrogels
  • Fermentation science: Optimization of fed bath operations for the expression of bio-pharmaceuticals and recombinant proteins
  • Downstream bio-processing
  • Solid phase adsorbent and ligand design
  • Expanded bed chromatography
  • Polymer biosurfaces
  • Vaccine production, encapsulation and delivery: DNA and plant made vaccines
  • Affinity tagged recombinant protein purification and refolding
  • Protein/DNA interactions: affinity interactions
  • Design of smart, multifunctional polymers for biomolecule production and delivery
  • Ultrasonic atomization
  • Renal circulation, cardiovascular regulation, bioreactors, artificial biological pumps, tissue engineering, stem cells, and biophysical fluid mechanics using state-of-the-art experimental and computational techniques Formulation of powders for the pharmaceutical engineering industry
  • Formulation of powders for the pharmaceutical engineering industry
  • Liquid-particle interactions in processing equipment
  • Pharamceutical manufacturing processes for solid dosage forms
  • Applied powder technology
  • Pharmaceutical formulation
  • Design of particles to provide desired properties