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Get sponsored to do life-changing research - we have a range of fully-funded projects waiting for you.
Wearable widgets to watch workers’ weariness
PhD Project: In this project, we will work with an industry partner, chnnl, to develop a prototype wearable sensor capable of measuring appropriate biomarkers to monitor user wellbeing.
PhDs available for an international project
PhD Projects: We have PhD projects available for the right candidates, working on an exciting new international collaborative project, led by Distinguished Professor Peter Hunter.
Enhancing Diver Capabilities and Safety with Smart Wearables
PhD Project: This project focuses on enhancing the capabilities of divers and improving their safety with smart wearable technology.
Understanding digestion through imaging and modelling
Masters / PhD Project: We seek to use MRI to track the breakdown of food contents over time, and the rate at which food empties from the stomach in both normal subjects and patients with chronic indigestion.
Electromechanical mapping of the gut using flexible electronics and cameras
Masters / PhD Project: In this project multi-modal techniques will be developed and utilised, involving flexible electronics and cameras, to gain an integrated understanding of the control mechanisms of the gut.
Smart personalised electroceuticals in the gut through a joint modelling and experimental approach mapping of the gut
Masters / PhD Project: This project will involve development and validation of mathematical models that can receive a variety of inputs.
Understanding the variation of tibia and femur bone mineral density in a paediatric population
Masters Project: Unlike FE models based on adult bone geometry, limited literature is available for paediatric FE modelling.
Bioengineering tools for early diagnosis assessment and rehabilitation monitoring in the community
PhD Project: The PhD student will collect full body 3D scanner and 3DGA with optical motion capture and IMUs on 20 typically developed children.
Development of intelligent multimodal imaging analysis platform to predict stroke motor outcomes
PhD Project: This project will derive and train an automated artificial intelligence platform by using machine learning methods to identify lesions and features of the sensorimotor network and whole brain to classify patients according to expected stroke outcomes.
Targeting the right atrium using computer modelling and AI, to fix our irregularly beating hearts
PhD Project: Atrial fibrillation (AF) is the most common heart rhythm disturbance and can lead to stroke and heart failure. AF is a major cause of hospitalisation worldwide.
Smooth Muscle Organ Function: From data to model
PhD Project: Smooth muscle organs exhibit rhythmic electrical activity that helps to coordinate organ function. This project aims to use multi-electrode electrical mapping datafunction, develop analytical techniques and mathematical models.
Anatomically detailed, biophysically governed modelling of energy flows in dairy cows
PhD Project: Dairy cows are the engines of the dairy industry, an industry critical to the economy of many countries like New Zealand. Climate change is posing significant challenges to this industry; specifically the growing demand to reduce enteric methane emission, to reduce nitrogen losses from farms whilst ensuring productivity as the cows manage thermal stress and adapt to changes in feed composition.
Power conversion for wearable devices
PhD Project: Did you know a rubber-like device - the size of a shoe heel - can harvest enough energy to keep your phone charged?
Babies born too small, can we predict and improve their growth?
Masters / PhD Project: Despite the critical relationship between mum and baby’s circulations, which defines our health for the 9-months of pregnancy, we still have major gaps in our knowledge of how one circulation impacts the other.
What could vaping be doing to our lungs?
Masters / PhD Project: It is projected that smoking will kill one billion people this century. Electronic cigarettes (ECs) were developed as a smoking cessation tool, however their health effects are unknown.
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