We are advertising Postdoc and PhD positions in the BMSE laboratory. Visit Mark's webpage for details.

Dr Mark C Allenby, Senior Lecturer in Biomedical Engineering

Mark leads the BioMimetic Systems Engineering (BMSE) Lab within UQ's School of Chemical Engineering. Mark is a a future ARC DECRA Fellow (2022-2025), Advance Queensland Fellow (2019-2022) and Adjunct Senior Lecturer at QUT. Mark has principally supervised 3 PhDs and 2 MPhil/RAs, co-supervised 7 PhDs and has been awarded $1.7M of funding as chief investigator across 16 competitive funding rounds in 3 years. Mark received a PhD and MSc in chemical engineering from Imperial College London and has undergraduate degrees in mathematics and chemistry. Mark's background includes the engineering of dynamic stem cell bioreactors for tissue biomanufacturing, automated signal and image processing for tissue diagnostics, and model-based optimisation and control of 4D cell systems.

Email: m.allenby@uq.edu.au

Ms Sabrina Schoenborn, 2nd Year PhD Student

Sabrina is a second-year PhD Student at the UQ BioMimetic Systems Engineering (BMSE) Lab and focuses her research on the numerical and experimental characterisation of lower peripheral arteries and vascular graft anastomoses. During her work, Sabrina utilises numerical simulations (FEA, CFD, FSI), computer-aided design (CAD), additive manufacturing (3D printing), medical image segmentation, and plastics and silicone processing to create and validate patient-specific vascular models. She received her Bachelor of Science (Mechanical Engineering) and Master of Science (Plastics and Textile Technology) from RWTH Aachen University in Aachen, Germany and has made the biomedical application of mechanical, textile, and plastics engineering methods the main focus of her work and studies. Her passion is creating real-world impact with medical engineering to improve patient outcomes via science communication and translational research.

Email: s.schoenborn@uq.edu.au

Mr Mitchell Johnson, 1st Year MPhil Student

Email: mitchell.johnson@uq.edu.au

Mitchell, Mark, and Sabrina catching a beer after a first week at UQ!
Sabrina, Cody, Trent, and Mark after winning the Bionics Queensland Accelerator Grand Challenge (2020)