Diffusion properties in hydrogel materials

Research Opportunity
PhD, Masters by Research, Honours, Master of Biomedical Science
Number of Honour Places Available
St Vincent's Hospital
Group Leader Email Number Webpage
Dr Cathal O’Connell Personal web page
Primary Supervisor Email Number Webpage
Dr Romane Blanchard 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


Research Opportunities

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

Graduate Research application

Honours application

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Research Node

St Vincent's Hospital

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