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.