PhD project - Using a microfluidics approach for cardiovascular tissue engineering applications

Job Description

Tissue engineering uses cells, scaffolds and signals (mechanical or biological) to drive tissue development in vitro. The specifics of those mechanical signals can vary based on the tissue being developed; for example cardiovascular tissue engineering requires flow, strain and pressure profiles. Using a microfluidics approach, this project would investigate aspects of this in detail. The project would use traditional mechanical testing together with biological assays and microscopy techniques. This interdisciplinary projects sits within a wider programme of cardiovascular tissue engineering research which is a collaboration with other universities in Ireland.

Student Requirements BE in Biomedical Engineering or similar

Self Funded (Scholarship not available. Fees & Materials to be paid by the student. Materials costs are significant)

Supervisor – Dr Claire Brougham School of Mechanical Engineering

If you are interested in submitting an application for this project, please complete an Expression of Interest.