We drive research and education in medical technologies, health informatics and healthcare delivery. Combining the expertise of engineers, biomedical researchers, clinical practitioners and industry partners, we create innovative medical solutions that have societal and economic impact.
Biomaterials and tissue engineering
Interdisciplinary research into biomaterials synthesis, fabrication and characterisation, stem cell culture, tissue regeneration and medical device design.
Biomechanics and mechanobiology
Biomechanics employs the principles of mechanics to investigate the effects of energy and forces in biological systems. Our research specialisations focus on musculoskeletal modelling, injury, orthopaedics, cell biomechanics and biomaterials.
Our research includes the development of techniques for image acquisition and analysis, with application to the understanding of biological structure and function.
Using scientific methods to understand and model the nervous system, and applying this knowledge to engineer systems that interact with, augment, or mimic nervous system functionality.
Systems and synthetic biology
Systems Biology aims to understand the properties and behaviour of biological systems from knowledge of the constituent parts and their interactions.
BioMicrosystems comprise techniques and technologies for actuation and manipulation of biological systems, characterisation of biomaterials and probe interactions between biomaterials and tissue. It has applications in wound healing, cellular interactions and developing neural and tissue interfaces.
Research centers and institutes
Australia’s first collaborative, hospital-based biomedical engineering research centre, which brings together leading universities, research institutes and a tertiary hospital to take on today’s toughest healthcare challenges.
ARC Training Centre in Cognitive Computing for Medical Technologies
This Centre is aimed at creating a workforce that is expert in developing, applying and interrogating artificial intelligence (“AI”) applications in data-intensive medical contexts, to facilitate the next generation of data-driven and machine learning-based medical technologies.
ARC Training Centre for Medical Implant Technologies
The Centre specialises in personalised 3D printed orthopaedic and maxillofacial implants.
Graeme Clark Institute for Biomedical Engineering
This Institute promotes and coordinates the extensive bioengineering activities that exist across the University of Melbourne, drawing on emerging scientific and engineering approaches to drive transformative clinical solutions.