Biomedical engineering
The future of healthcare and medicine

The future of healthcare and medicine will be underpinned by better and faster paths to improving healing and recovery post injury or disease, and reducing the impacts of ageing on our ability to actively participate and contribute to society.

At UQ, we’re all about contributing to this re-imagined healthcare system by working at the forefront of biomechanics-inspired implants, stem cell therapies, tissue engineering, and regenerative medicine.

Focus areas

Advanced biomaterials and tissue engineering
Directing tissue healing and regeneration using novel biomaterials and scaffolds that carry genes, mimic cell-matrix and cell-cell interactions, and encourage vascularisation.
Stem cells and regenerative medicine
Understanding how the decline in stem cell and stem cell niche function affects the ageing process and how we may slow it down by combating tissue fibrosis and driving tissue rejuvenation.
Microfluidics and cell therapy manufacturing
Recreating cues in cellular and tissue microenvironments in engineered diagnostic microdevices through to scaling up cell therapy manufacturing in advanced bioreactors.


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Principal Research Fellow
School of Chemical Engineering
Group Leader
Australian Institute for Bioengineering and Nanotechnology
School of Chemical Engineering
ARC DECRA & Senior Lecturer
School of Chemical Engineering
Professor and Director of UQ Advanced Cell Therapy Manufacturing Initiative
School of Chemical Engineering
Head of School
School of Chemical Engineering