The Biomedical Engineering Research Group aims to explore biological systems and solve problems at the boundary of engineering and life sciences.

Our group is multidisciplinary and incorporates interests in bio-solid and bio-fluid mechanics, biomimetics, biological and medical imaging, biomaterials and advanced modelling and simulation. Facilities are state-of-the-art and exploit the latest in manufacturing technology, predominantly using 3D printing, as well as the recently established Zeiss Global Centre to support 3D microCT imaging and numerical/FE modelling capacity.

Specific solutions the group provides include understanding the function of biological systems in healthy and diseased conditions, multi-scale modelling of structure-function relationships in tissues complemented by novel bioimaging, and the manufacture of bioinspired structures and their optimisation for conventional and translational engineering applications.

The group has established links with key strategic partners including Diamond Light Source, Carl Zeiss Ltd., Glaxo Smith Klein, the National Heart and Lung Institute, and the Royal National Orthopaedic and Queen Alexandra Hospitals. The group has attracted funding from the Royal Society as well as from Research councils such as the EPSRC and STFC.

Our members

Dr. Afshin Anssari-Benam

  • Job Title Senior Lecturer
  • Email Address afshin.anssari-benam@port.ac.uk
  • Department School of Mechanical and Design Engineering
  • Faculty Faculty of Technology

Dr. Andrea Bucchi

  • Job Title Senior Lecturer and Associate Head (Research and Innovation)
  • Email Address Andrea.Bucchi@port.ac.uk
  • Department School of Mechanical and Design Engineering
  • Faculty Faculty of Technology

Dr. Ya Huang

  • Job Title Senior Lecturer
  • Email Address Ya.Huang@port.ac.uk
  • Department School of Mechanical and Design Engineering
  • Faculty Faculty of Technology

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Professor. Raymond Yun Wah Lee

  • Job Title Professor of Biomechanics and Associate Dean (Global Engagement) in the Faculty of Technology
  • Email Address raymond.lee@port.ac.uk
  • Faculty Faculty of Technology

Dr. Martino Pani

  • Job Title Lecturer
  • Email Address martino.pani@port.ac.uk
  • Department School of Mechanical and Design Engineering
  • Faculty Faculty of Technology

Dr. Petko Vladev Petkov

  • Job Title Senior Lecturer
  • Email Address petko.petkov@port.ac.uk
  • Department School of Mechanical and Design Engineering
  • Faculty Faculty of Technology

Dr. Gianluca Tozzi

  • Job Title Reader in Bioengineering
  • Email Address Gianluca.Tozzi@port.ac.uk
  • Department School of Mechanical and Design Engineering
  • Faculty Faculty of Technology

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