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PhD projects

Miniaturisation and Integration of a Fibre Optic Pressure Sensor for Ventricular Assist Devices (Electronic Engineering);

Long-Term Biocompatibility of a Fibre Optic Pressure Sensor for Ventricular Assist Devices (Materials/Mechanical Engineering);

Automatic Control of Cardio-Respiratory Support Devices (Electronic/Control Engineering);

Machine Learning for Improved Artificial Heart and Lung Outcomes (Electronic/Machine Learning/Data Science);

Non-invasive CPR quality monitor (Electronic/Control/AI Engineering);

"Blind" sensor array for catheter positioning for trauma (Electronic/Materials Engineering);


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Andrew received first class honours from Griffith University, completing his Bachelor of Electronic and Computer Engineering in 2015. Following that, Andrew began his PhD, where he investigated control of artificial hearts using novel implantable fibre optic sensors. Andrew was awarded his PhD in March 2019 and is now a Research Fellow at Monash University. Andrew is currently investigating the improvement of Mechanical Cardio and Respiratory Support Devices through advanced sensors, monitoring, and control practices. Andrew is based full-time at the Alfred Hospital's Baker Institute of Heart and Diabetes Research Facility.  

Research interests

  • Mechanical Circulatory Support
  • Control of Medical Devices
  • Medical Sensors
  • Fibre Optics


Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being

Education/Academic qualification

Biomechanical Engineering, PhD, Griffith University

21 Sep 201521 Oct 2018

Award Date: 18 Mar 2019

Engineering, Bachelor, Griffith University

Award Date: 30 Jun 2015

Research area keywords

  • Artificial Organs
  • Mechanical Circulatory Support
  • Ventricular Assist Devices
  • Control Systems (Electronic)
  • Physiology
  • Fibre Optics


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