Cambridge - Learn about Bioengineering
Monday 9 March 2020, 7.00pm to 8.00pm GMT
The Cambridge University Engineers' Association welcomes you, to enjoy an evening where you will learn about the groundbreaking bioengineering research at the University of Cambridge and its applications.
The talk will start by introducing current bioengineering research in Cambridge University Engineering Department (CUED). Examples will be taken across the range of various disciplines covered in CUED (e.g. acoustics, mechanics, materials, electronics, manufacturing, information), illustrating a range of collaborations with biologists and clinicians.
The presentation will then describe in more detail two projects that Prof. Sutcliffe has been doing with colleagues at Addenbrooke's Hospital in Cambridge. The focus has been to use mechanics models of natural materials to improve diagnostics and treatment of disease. Work on decompressive craniectomy, a surgical operation to remove part of the skull as a last resort to treat traumatic brain injury, considers how the strains in brain tissue are influenced by the size and location of the skull opening. Characterisation and modelling of collagen microstructure from diseased human arteries allows better assessment of the stresses induced in the arteries due to blood pressure loading, with the aim to improve diagnostic risk assessment.
Attendance is free, but attendees must register through the Eventbrite portal.
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The event will be held in LT6. Please report to reception on arrival.