Diffusion properties in hydrogel materials

Research Opportunity
PhD, Masters by Research, Honours, Master of Biomedical Science
Project Status
Future
Department
Surgery
Location
St Vincent's Hospital
Supervisor Email Number Webpage
Dr Romane Blanchard Personal web page
Dr Cathal O’Connell Personal web page

Project Details

Growth of regenerated tissue in vitro is very sensitive to the diffusive properties of the nutrients and oxygen into the host material. This project proposes to develop a computational model of diffusion of molecules into hydrogels. The anticipated outcomes are 2D diffusion maps within the hydrogel material for different time points simulating the penetration of the growth factors. Depending on the length of the project, experimental validation can be added to the computational part.

This project would suit students with an interest in computer engineering and mathematical modelling, with prior experience in scientific programming such as Matlab and Python.


School Research Themes

Musculoskeletal



Research Opportunities

PhD, Masters by Research, Honours, Master of Biomedical Science
Graduate Research Students who are interested in joining this project will need to consider their elegibility as well as other Graduate Research requirements before contacting the supervisor of this research

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Key Contact

For further information about this research, please contact a supervisor.

Department

Surgery

Research Node

St Vincent's Hospital