Our Mission

Mortality from cardiovascular disease is expected to rise exponentially over the next 20 years. Cardiovascular devices such as artificial hearts, lungs and valves are set to play an important role in managing these patients. Current and emerging devices follow a perilous development path prior to clinical implementation, whereby their subsequent uptake is often slow.

The purpose of the Innovative Cardiovascular Engineering and Technology Laboratory (ICETLAB) is to facilitate the transition of innovative cardiovascular technologies from idea to clinical implementation, whilst also investigating the clinical challenges facing existing technology.

That’s why our mission is to combat cardiovascular disease, and we do this by facilitating the integration of emerging cardiovascular devices and technology into clinical practice. Creating strong national and  international collaborations is the key to developing innovative cardiac devices.

 

The Lab

The ICETLAB is located in the Clinical Sciences Building at the Prince Charles Hospital, the largest cardiac hospital in Queensland. The laboratory is situated close to the clinical arena with only a two minute walk to surgical theatres, intensive care units and wards. This state-of-the-art research centre provides a world-class environment for medical engineering research development and commercialisation. The laboratory offers a rich suite of equipment for collaborative in-depth research including a systemic and pulmonary mock circulation loop, blood circulation loops, high performance computers, 3D printing technology and small mechanical and electrical workshops. Through our links with local universities, we have access to high end electrical and mechanical workshops (QUT, UQ and Griffith), particle image velocimetry equipment (Griffith) and a state-of-the-art Medical Engineering Research Facility (MERF – QUT) for in-vivo evaluation of medical devices. As part of the Critical Care Research Group, the ICETLAB has access to a range of biological evaluation equipment to assess the interaction between cardiovascular devices and blood. This combination of mechanical and biological research facilities and close collaboration with the clinic makes the ICETLAB an ideal facility for medical engineering research.

  • Mock Circulation
  • Mechanical and Electrical Workshops
  • 3D Printing
  • PIV Equipment
  • Biological Assessment
  • Engineering Facility
  • In-Vivo Evaluation

The Team

DIRECTORS
Prof John Fraser

Prof John Fraser

MEDICAL DIRECTOR

John Fraser graduated from the University of Glasgow in 1991. Prior to qualification in intensive care medicine, he completed fellowships in internal medicine and anaesthesia; as well as a PhD in fetal surgery. During his NHMRC fellowship-supported PhD, he won 13 national and international research awards and was the co-founder of the Royal Children’s Hospital Burns Research Group.

John formed the Critical Care Research Group in 2004, which has now grown from humble beginnings to become the largest group of its kind in Australasia. The CCRG is an interdisciplinary group which encompasses Intensive Care, Cardiology, Cardiac Surgery, Anaesthesia, and Emergency; as well as basic science, engineering and basic animal models. The group has three purpose-built labs and works in a state of the art animal research facility on transfusion models, acute lung injury, artificial heart and transplantation of heart and lung, using the ex vivo lung resuscitation device. The CCRG has produced 225 peer-reviewed publications since its inception.

John’s interest in blood and ICU resulted in his PhD student Dr John Paul Tung winning the prestigious Vox Sanguinis Best Paper 2011 for his work on TRALI. He runs multiple animals, human, and secondary data analysis studies in the field of blood and critical care. He recently devised and formed a national collaborative group aimed at optimising the utilisation of blood products in cardiac surgery. He has published over 190 peer-reviewed papers, received over $28 Million in research funding, and supervises 16 PhD, MPhil, and honours students. He has five children and supports Glasgow Celtic.

Dr Jo Pauls

Dr Jo Pauls

TECHNICAL DIRECTOR

Jo Philipp Pauls has completed a degree in medical engineering at the Rheinisch-Westfälische Technische Hochschule Aachen (RWTH), Germany, where he also worked as a research student at the Helmholtz Institute, Aachen. Following his studies, he worked for the B.Braun Melsungen AG – Vascular Systems in Germany, USA and Poland and contracted for BiVACOR, an artificial heart company. He has completed a PhD student at Griffith University – School of Engineering. His research is conducted in cooperation with the CCRG’s Innovative Cardiovascular Engineering and Technology Laboratory (ICETLAB) based at The Prince Charles Hospital. Dr Pauls research is primarily focused on the development of a passive physiological control system for rotary ventricular assist devices. Other areas of his research include the investigation of the native hearts response to changes in patient states, in-vitro testing, in-vivo evaluation and numerical simulations. He has presented his research at various national and international conferences.

TECHNICAL ADVISORS
Prof Geoff Tansley

Prof Geoff Tansley

Geoff was the Foundation Professor of Mechanical Engineering and is now Head of Griffith School of Engineering. He graduated his BSc(Hons) Mechanical Engineering at Nottingham Trent in 1984 and stayed on to complete a PhD in blood flow mechanics in 1988. Soon after he took up academic positions at Adelaide and then Flinders Universities. He was Chief Engineer of Ventracor Pty Ltd (1998–2004) and led a team of engineers in the development of a commercially implantable centrifugal rotary blood pump (VentrAssist) through research and into production. Geoff returned to the UK in 2004 as Associate Professor in Mechanical Engineering at Nottingham University before taking up a professorial appointment at Aston University in 2008. He came to Griffith University in 2012.

He is a professional engineer with an extensive background in research, development and translation of medical device systems, specialising in the design of implantable medical devices, particularly blood contacting devices. Geoff holds 15 patents and has 3 more provisional patents in medical devices. He is an active industry consultant, working with 5 medical device companies. He has published over 50 peer-reviewed journal articles and delivered 50 papers at engineering and medical device conferences. His has received 3 prizes for research, 2 design awards and a NATO scholarship.

Geoff’s role is a technical director to the ICETLAB and his involvement in many medical device projects and supervision of several PhD and undergraduate projects. Geoff’s lab at Griffith University’s Gold Coast campus is an extension of the ICETLAB and houses a mock circulatory loop and PIV system for measuring blood flow velocities.

Dr Shaun Gregory

Dr Shaun Gregory

Dr Gregory has completed Bachelor, Masters and PhD degrees in medical engineering. He completed his three-year postdoctoral fellowship at the University of Queensland’s School of Medicine, followed by a two-year research fellowship at Griffith University’s School of Engineering. During these fellowships, Dr Gregory was Technical Director of the ICETLAB and grew a small team into a large research group through attracting competitive grant funding and world-class researchers. Dr Gregory left the ICETLAB to join the Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering at Monash University in 2018, where he is also a member of the Monash Institute of Medical Engineering (MIME). He maintains an advisory role in the ICETLAB, while also having adjunct / honorary positions at Griffith University and the University of Queensland. Dr Gregory has also completed research at institutes from Australia, Germany and the UK.

Dr Gregory’s research interests focus primarily on the development and evaluation of mechanical circulatory and respiratory support. Key areas of this research include new surgical fixation techniques, anatomic fitting, physiological control, blood flow dynamics, surgical training rig development, numerical simulations, in-vitro testing and test rig development, and in-vivo evaluation. Through this research, Dr Gregory has produced over 40 publications, 4 patents, 28 conference presentations and secured over 50 research grants worth more than $7.4 Million. Dr Gregory is also lead editor on the textbook titled ‘Mechanical Circulatory and Respiratory Support’ and has supervised more than 100 research staff/students.

POSTDOCTORAL RESEARCH FELLOWS
Dr Chris Chan

Dr Chris Chan

Hoi Houng (Chris) Chan has completed both his degree and PhD in Chemical and Biochemical Engineering at the Swansea University, United Kingdom. He has devoted his research and development career to studying the haemocompatibility of cardiovascular devices, with a particular focus on developing novel bioassays to assess the damage caused by these devices to key blood components and to total blood function. He has worked in different types of mechanical circulatory support (MCS) technologies such as left ventricular assist device (Calon Cardio, Swansea, UK), minimal invasive intra-atrial pump (Texas Heart Institute, Houston, US) and total artificial heart (BiVACOR, Los Angeles, US). Other areas of his research include the cavitation, flow cytometry, rheology, in-vitro testing and in-vivo evaluation. He has presented his research at various national and international conferences.

PHD STUDENTS
Martin Mapley

Martin Mapley

Martin has completed his Bachelor of Engineering (Electronic and Computer) at GU in 2016. He has contributed to several journal papers and presented at conferences. Martin was awarded a 2017 New Investigator Grant provided by The Prince Charles Hospital Foundation. He has begun his PhD investigating the additive manufacturing of functional materials in the endeavour to reduce mechanical circulatory support device development time and costs.

Kristy Garrick

Kristy Garrick

Kristy Garrick completed her Bachelor of Engineering (Medical) at the Queensland University of Technology (QUT) in 2016.  Her final year undergraduate project was completed in collaboration with the ICETLAB developing a novel dual lumen cannula.  Kristy is undertaking her PhD at the ICETLAB with Griffith University, to develop a suture-less cannula for the rapid implantation of blood pumps, aiming at improving the outcomes for patients requiring mechanical circulatory support.  Kristy is the recipient of The Prince Charles Hospital Foundations 2017 PhD Scholarship, as well as a New Investigator Grant to complete this research.  Kristy’s research interest is cardiovascular engineering, with biodesign and fluid dynamics a major focus.

Eric Wu

Eric Wu

Eric is currently undertaking a research degree at UQ with a focus on developing a pump management system for rotary blood pumps. He has previously completed a Bachelor of Medical Engineering at QUT and Masters of Electrical Engineering at UQ. His interests include control theory and pump design.

Eleonore Bolle

Eleonore Bolle

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Clayton Semenzin

Clayton Semenzin

Clayton completed his Bachelor of Mechanical Engineering (with Advanced Studies) degree with first-class honours at Griffith University. He is currently undertaking his PhD on developing a centrifugal pump design handbook specifically for blood pumps. His research interests include computational fluid dynamics and rotary blood pump design

Alice Boone

Alice Boone

Alice Boone completed her Bachelor and Masters studies in Biomedical Engineering at the Université Catholique de Louvain-la-Neuve (UCL) in Belgium. During her studies, she developed a passion for engineering rehabilitation technologies including the development of neuroprostheses and cardiovascular technologies.

Alice is currently undertaking a Doctoral degree at the ICETLAB with Griffith University; she is researching on the development of a low-cost intra-ventricular balloon pump to assist patients with acute or chronic heart failure.
Raymond Ho

Raymond Ho

Raymond Ho is a chartered professional engineer and registered with the Queensland Board of Professional Engineers. He has completed a Bachelor of Engineering (Mechanical) in 1999 at the University of Technology Sydney (UTS) and Masters of Engineering Science (Mechanical) in 2015 at the University of Southern Queensland (USQ). He is a self-employed engineering consultant specializing in fluid power, design, verification and validation of mobile machinery with an interest in solid and fluid mechanics. He currently volunteers with the Australian Smith Family and the USQ as a tertiary mentor.

During his master’s degree, he designed a novel robotic fluid sensing fingertip which currently has an Australia provisional patent. With his 30 plus years of industrial design and testing experience in fluid mechanics, he is now extending that knowledge to the biomechanical effects of cardiovascular devices.

His research is based on a numerical evaluation of various arterial cannulas’ outflow, placement, tip design effects within the ascending aorta that may lead to neurological disorders during cardiopulmonary bypass. The aims of his study will lead to an increased understanding of cannula haemodynamics with regards to clinical implementation which will enviably improve the quality of patient care.

UNDERGRADUATE STUDENTS AND INTERNS
Oscar Vosshage

Oscar Vosshage

Taryn Smith

Taryn Smith

Dylan Lightbody

Dylan Lightbody

Harry Pilch

Harry Pilch

Luis Ayora

Luis Ayora

RESEARCH SUPPORT
Cardiology Support David Platts

Cardiology Support David Platts

Biology Support Jacky Suen

Biology Support Jacky Suen

Perfusion Support Charles McDonald

Perfusion Support Charles McDonald

Graphics Support Kirby Shannon

Graphics Support Kirby Shannon

Collaborators

Outputs

Awards and Publications

Publications, awarded grants, awards, or posters & presentations from the ICETLAB are listed below.

PUBLICATIONS

Books

  • Gregory, S.D., Stevens, M.C., Fraser, J.F. Mechanical Circulatory and Respiratory Support. Elsevier. 2017. 858 pages. ISBN 978-0-12-810491-0.

 

Book Chapters

  • Millar J.E., Gregory, S.D., Stevens, M.C., Bartlett, R.H., Fraser, J.F. The past, present, and future. Mechanical Circulatory and Respiratory Support. 2017. Pages 775-798
  • Que, Y., Vilathgamuwa M., Bolle E., Jayathurathnage P. Percutaneous and transcutaneous connections. Mechanical Circulatory and Respiratory Support. 2017. Pages 659-689
  • Stevens, M.C., Stephens, A., AlOmari, A.H., Moscato, F. Physiological control. Mechanical Circulatory and Respiratory Support. 2017. Pages 627-650
  • Simmonds, M.J., Watanabe, N., Nandakumar D., Horobin, J. Blood-device interaction. Mechanical Circulatory and Respiratory Support. 2017. Pages 597-626
  • Gregory, S.D., Zwischenberger, J., Wang, D., Liao, S., Slaugher, M. Cannula design. Mechanical Circulatory and Respiratory Support. 2017. Pages 567-596
  • Shekar, K., Obonyo, N., Fraser J.F. Optimizing the patient and timing of the introduction of mechanical circulatory and extracorporeal respiratory support. Mechanical Circulatory and Respiratory Support. 2017. Pages 441-462
  • Pauls, J.P., Bartnikowski, N., Jansen, S., Lim E., Dasse, K. Preclinical Evaluation. Mechanical Circulatory and Respiratory Support. 2017. Pages 407-438
  •  Wu, E.L., Kleinheyer, M., Undar, A. Pulsatile vs. continuous flow. Mechanical Circulatory and Respiratory Support. 2017. Pages 379-406
  • Masuzawa T., Osa, M., Mapley M. Motor design and impeller suspension. Mechanical Circulatory and Respiratory Support. 2017. Pages 335-376
  • Gregory, S.D., Ng, B.C., Nadeem K. Biventricular assist devices. Mechanical Circulatory and Respiratory Support. 2017. Pages 187-214
  • Wu, E.L., Stevens, M.C., Pauls, J.P., Steinseifer, U. First-generation ventricular assist devices. Mechanical Circulatory and Respiratory Support. 2017. Pages 93-115
  • Shekar, K., Gregory, S.D., Fraser, J.F. Mechanical Circulatory Support in the New Era: An Overview. Annual Update in Intensive Care and Emergency Medicine. 2016. Pages 195-215.

 

Journal Publications

  • Pauls, J.P., Roberts, L.A., Burgess, T., Fraser, J.F., Gregory, S.D., Tansley, G. Time course response of the healthy heart and circulatory system to active postural changes. Journal of Biomechanical Engineering. IN PRESS (Accepted 11/10/2017).
  • Jayathurathnage, P.K.S., Vilathgamuwa, M., Gregory, S.D., Fraser, J.F. Tran, N.T. Effects of adjacent transmitter current for multi-transmitter wireless power transfer. IEEE SPEC. IN PRESS (Accepted 19/09/2017).
  • Liao S., Langfield B., Ristovski N., Theodoropoulos C., Hardt J., Blackwood K.A., Yambem S.D., Gregory S.D., Woodruff M.A., Powell S. Effect of humidity on melt electrospun polycaprolactone scaffolds. Bionanomaterials. 2016. (Accepted: ePub ahead of print)
  • Liao S., Simpson B., Neidlin M., Kaufmann T.A.S., Li Z., Woodruff M.A., Gregory S.D. Numerical prediction of thrombus risk in an anatomically dilated left ventricle: the effect of inflow cannula designs. Biomedical Engineering Online. Biomedical Engineering Online. 2016. (Accepted: ePub ahead of print)
  • Gregory, S.D., Stevens, M.C., Pauls, J.P., Schummy, E., Diab, S., Thomson, B., Anderson, B., Tansley, Salamonsen, R., G., Fraser, J.F., Timms, D. In-vivo evaluation of active and passive physiological control systems for rotary left and right ventricular assist devices. Artificial Organs. 2016. Doi: 10.1111/aor.12654.
  • Gregory, S.D., Stevens, M.C., Wu, E.L., Pauls, J.P., Kleinheyer, M., Fraser, J.F. Mitral valve regurgitation with a rotary left ventricular assist device – the haemodynamic effect of inlet cannulation site and speed modulation. Annals of Biomedical Engineering. 2016. Doi: 10.1007/s10439-016-1579-5.
  • Pauls, J.P., Stevens, M.C., Bartnikowski, N., Fraser, J.F., Gregory, S.D., Tansley, G. Evaluation of physiological control systems for rotary left ventricular assist devices – an in-vitro study. Annals of Biomedical Engineering. 2016. Doi: 10.1007/s10439-016-1552-3.
  • Shekar, K., Gregory, S., Fraser, J. Mechanical circulatory support in the new era: an overview. Critical Care. 2016. Doi: 10.1186/s13054-016-1235-3.
  • Pauls, J.P., Stevens, M., Schummy, E., Tansley, G., Fraser, J., Timms, D., Gregory, S.D. In-vitro comparison of active and passive physiological control systems for biventricular assist devices. Annals of Biomedical Engineering. 2015. Doi: 10.1007/s10439-015-1425-1.
  • Nadeem, K., Lim, E., Chiang, B., Marizan, M., Gregory, S.D., Salamonsen, R.F., Stevens, M.C., Lovell, N. Numerical Simulation of biventricular assist device with constant pulmonary banding resistance during pulmonary hypertension. Annals of Biomedical Engineering. Annals of Biomedical Engineering. 2015. Doi: 10.1007/s10439-015-1388-2.
  • Lim, E., Salamonsen, R.F., Mansouri, M., Gaddum, N., Mason, DG., Timms, D.L., Stevens, M.C., Fraser, J., Akmeliawati, R., Lovell, N.H. Hemodynamic response to exercise and head-up tilt of patients implanted with a rotary blood pump: a computational modelling study. Artif. Organs, 2015. 39 (2), E24-35.
  • McDonald, C.I., Bolle, E., Lang, H.F., Ribolzi, C., Thomson, B., Tansley, G.D., Fraser, J.F., Gregory, S.D.Hydrodynamic evaluation of aortic cardiopulmonary bypass cannulae using particle image velocimetry.Perfusion. 2015. Doi: 10.1177/0267659115586282.
  • Gregory, S.D., Cooney, H., Diab, S., Anstey, C., Thom, O., Fraser, J.F. In-vitro evaluation of an ultrasonic cardiac output monitoring device. Journal of Clinical Monitoring and Computing. 2015. Doi:10.1007/s10877-015-9685-8.
  • Lo, C., Gregory, S.D., Stevens, M., Murphy, D., Marasco, S. Banding the right ventricular assist device outflow conduit: is it really necessary with current devices? Artificial Organs, 2015. Doi: 10.1111/aor.12497.
  • Stevens, M.C., Gregory, S.D., Nestler, F., Thomson, B., Choudhary, J., Garlick, B., Pauls, J.P., Fraser, J.F., Timms, D. In-vitro and in-vivo characterisation of three different modes of pump operation when using an LVAD as an RVAD. Artificial Organs, 2014. 38 (11), 931-9.
  • Gaddum, N.R,, Stevens, M.C., Lim, E., Fraser, J.F., Lovell, N.H., Mason D.G., Timms, D., Salamonsen, R. Starling-like Flow Control of a Left Ventricular Assist Device; In Vitro Validation. Artificial Organs, 2014.  38 (3), E46-56
  • Pauls, J. P., Gregory, S.D., Stevens, M., Tansley, G. In-vitro evaluation of physiological controller response of rotary blood pumps to changes in patient state. Conf Proc IEEE Eng Med Biol Soc. 2014. doi: 10.1109/EMBC.2014.6943587
  • Gregory, S.D., Schummy, E., Pearcy, M., Pauls, J.P., Tansley, G., Fraser, J.F., Timms, D. A compliant, banded outflow cannula for decreased after-load sensitivity of rotary right ventricular assist devices. Artificial Organs, 2014. doi: 10.1111/aor.12338.
  • Stevens, M., Gregory, S.D., Nestler, F., Thomson, B., Choudhary, J., Garlick B., Pauls, J.P., Fraser, J.F., Timms, D. In-vitro and in-vivo characterization of three different modes of pump operation when using an LVAD as an RVAD. Artificial Organs, 2014. doi:10.1111/aor.12289.
  • Chemonges, S., Tung, J.P., Dunster, K.R., Diab, S., Watts, R., Gregory, S.D., Foley, S., Platts, D., Toon, M., Shekar, K., Maybauer, M.O., Fraser, J.F. Optimal management of the critically ill: A review of anaesthesia, monitoring, data capture and point-of-care technological practices in ovine models of critical care. BioMed Research International. 2014. doi: 10.1155/2014/468309.
  • Kaufmann, T.A.S., Gregory, S.D., Buesen, M., Tansley, G.D., Steinseifer, U. Development of a numerical pump testing framework (nPTF). Artificial Organs. 2014. 38(9): p. 783-790.
  • Gregory, S.D.,  Stevens, M.C., Wu, E., Fraser, J.F., Timms, D., In-vitro evaluation of aortic insufficiency with a rotary left ventricular assist device. Artificial Organs, 2013. 37(9): p. 802-809.
  • Gregory, S.D., Pearcy, M.J., Fraser, J.F., Timms, D., Evaluation of inflow cannulation site for implantation of right sided rotary ventricular assist device. Artificial Organs, 2013.37(8): p. 704-711.
  • Stevens, M.C., Bradley, A.P., Wilson, S.J., Mason, D.G. Evaluation of a morphological filter in mean cardiac output determination: application to left ventricular assist devices.Medical & Biological Engineering & Computing, 2013. 51(8): p. 891-9.
  • Gregory, S.D., Loechel, N., Pearcy, M.J., Fraser, J.F., Timms, D. Anatomic fitting of total artificial hearts for in-vivo evaluation. Artificial Organs, 2013. 37(8): p. 735-741.
  • Gregory, S.D., Pearcy, M., Timms, D., Passive control of a biventricular assist device with compliant inflow cannulae. Artificial Organs, 2012. 36(8): p. 683-90.
  • Salamonsen, R.F., Lim, E., Gaddum, N., Alomari, A.H., Gregory, S.D., Stevens, M., Mason, D.G., Fraser, J.F., Timms, D., Karunanithi, M.K., Lovell, N.H., Theoretical foundations of a Starling-like controller for rotary blood pumps. Artificial Organs, 2012. 36(9): p. 787-796.
  • Gregory, S.D., Timms, D., Gaddum, N.R., McDonald, C., Pearcy, M.J. and Fraser, J.F., In-Vitro Evaluation of a Compliant Inflow Cannula Reservoir to Reduce Suck-Down Events with Extracorporeal, Rotary VAD Support. Artificial Organs, 2011. 35(8): p. 765-772.
  • Gregory, S., D. Timms, N. Gaddum, D. Mason, and J. Fraser, Biventricular Assist Devices: A Technical Review. Annals of Biomedical Engineering, 2011: p. 1-16.
  • Lim, E., A.-H.H. Alomari, A.V. Savkin, S. Dokos, J.F. Fraser, D.L. Timms, D.G. Mason, and N.H. Lovell, A Method for Control of an Implantable Rotary Blood Pump for Heart Failure Patients Using Noninvasive Measurements. Artificial Organs, 2011. 35(8): p. E174-E180.
  • Boehning, F., D.L. Timms, F. Amaral, L. Oliveira, R. Graefe, P.-L. Hsu, T. Schmitz-Rode, and U. Steinseifer, Evaluation of Hydraulic Radial Forces on the Impeller by the Volute in a Centrifugal Rotary Blood Pump. Artificial Organs, 2011. 35(8): p. 818-825.
  • Timms, D., E. Gude, N. Gaddum, E. Lim, N. Greatrex, K. Wong, U. Steinseifer, N. Lovell, J. Fraser, and A. Fiane, Assessment of Right Pump Outflow Banding and Speed Changes on Pulmonary Hemodynamics During Biventricular Support With Two Rotary Left Ventricular Assist Devices. Artificial Organs, 2011. 35(8): p. 807-813.
  • Gregory, S.D., D. Timms, N.R. Gaddum, C. McDonald, M.J. Pearcy, and J.F. Fraser, In Vitro Evaluation of a Compliant Inflow Cannula Reservoir to Reduce Suction Events With Extracorporeal Rotary Ventricular Assist Device Support. Artificial Organs, 2011. 35(8): p. 765-772
  • Timms, D., A review of clinical ventricular assist devices. Med Eng Phys, 2011. In Press, Corrected Proof.
  • Timms, D.L., S.D. Gregory, N.A. Greatrex, M.J. Pearcy, J.F. Fraser, and U. Steinseifer, A Compact Mock Circulation Loop for the In Vitro Testing of Cardiovascular Devices. Artif Organs, 2011. 35(4): p. 384-391.
  • Masuzawa T, Sasaki E, Timms D. Magnetically Suspended Motor for the BiVentricular Assist Device. Journal of the Japan Society of Applied Electromagnetics and Mechanics. 2010;18:1-8.
  • Timms, D., S. Gregory, P.L. Hsu, B. Thomson, M. Pearcy, K. McNeil, J. Fraser, and U. Steinseifer, Atrial Versus Ventricular Cannulation for a Rotary Ventricular Assist Device. Artif Organs, 2010. 34(9): p. 714-720.
  • Laumen, M., T. Kaufmann, D. Timms, P. Schlanstein, S. Jansen, S. Gregory, K.C. Wong, T. Schmitz-Rode, and U. Steinseifer, Flow Analysis of Ventricular Assist Device Inflow and Outflow Cannula Positioning Using a Naturally Shaped Ventricle and Aortic Branch. Artif Organs, 2010. 34(10): p. 798-806.
  • Kurita, N., K. Maru, T. Ishikawa, D. Timms, and N. Greatrex, Monitoring system development for driving condition of a Ventricular assist device by using mobile phone. Procedia – Social and Behavioral Sciences, 2010. 2(1): p. 209-212.
  • Gregory, S., N. Greatrex, D. Timms, N. Gaddum, M. Pearcy, and J. Fraser, Simulation and Enhancement of a Cardiovascular Device Test Rig. Journal of Simulation, 2010. 4: p. 34-41.
  • Greatrex, N., D. Timms, N. Kurita, E. Palmer, and T. Masuzawa, Axial Magnetic Bearing Development for the BiVACOR Rotary BiVAD/TAH. IEEE Trans. Biomed. Eng., 2010. 57(3): p. 714-721.
  • Graefe, R., D. Timms, F. Böhning, T. Schmitz-Rode, and U. Steinseifer, Investigation of the Influence of Volute Design on Journal Bearing Bias Force Using Computational Fluid Dynamics. Artif Organs, 2010. 34(9): p. 760-765.
  • Gaddum, N.R., D.L. Timms, and M.J. Pearcy, A Passively Controlled Biventricular Support Device. Artif Organs, 2010. 34(6): p. 473-480.
  • Gaddum, N.R., D.L. Timms, and M.J. Pearcy, Optimizing the Response From a Passively Controlled Biventricular Assist Device. Artif Organs, 2010. 34(5): p. 393-401.
  • Bellapart, J., S. Geng, K. Dunster, D. Timms, A.G. Barnett, R. Boots, and J.F. Fraser, Intraaortic Balloon Pump Counterpulsation and Cerebral Autoregulation: an observational study. BMC Anesthesiology, 2010. 10(3): p. 1-11.
  • Kaufmann, T.A.S., M. Hormes, M. Laumen, D.L. Timms, T. Schmitz-Rode, A. Moritz, O. Dzemali, and U. Steinseifer, Flow Distribution During Cardiopulmonary Bypass in Dependency on the Outflow Cannula Positioning. Artif Organs, 2009. 33(11): p. 988-992.
  • Kaufmann, T.A.S., M. Hormes, M. Laumen, D.L. Timms, T. Linde, T. Schmitz-Rode, A. Moritz, O. Dzemali, and U. Steinseifer, The Impact of Aortic/Subclavian Outflow Cannulation for Cardiopulmonary Bypass and Cardiac Support: A Computational Fluid Dynamics Study. Artif Organs, 2009. 33(9): p. 727-732.
  • Timms DL, Fraser JF, Hayne M, Dunning J, McNeil K, and Pearcy M. The BiVACOR Rotary Biventricular Assist Device: Concept and In Vitro Investigation. Artificial Organs 2008;32(10):816-819.
  • Gregory, S., D. Timms, G. Tansley, and M. Pearcy, A Naturally Shaped Silicone Ventricle Evaluated in a Mock Circulation Loop – A Preliminary Study. J Med Eng Technol, 2008. 33(3): p. 185-191.
  • Timms, D.L., M. Hayne and M. Pearcy, LVAD Impeller/Volute Design to Minimise Magnetic Bearing Touchdown and Power. Journal of Life Support and Technology, 2006. 18(4): p. 154-160.
  • Timms, D.L., M. Hayne, A. Galbraith, and K. McNeil, A Complete Mock Circulation Loop for the Evaluation of Left- Right- and Bi- Ventricular Assist Devices. Artificial Organs, 2005. 29(7): p. 564–571.
  • Timms, D.L., M. Hayne, A.C.C. Tan, and M.J. Pearcy, LVAD Pump Performance And Force Characteristics In A Pulsatile Complete Mock Circulation Loop. Artificial Organs, 2005. 29(7): p. 572-580
  • Timms, D.L., A.C.C. Tan, M.J. Pearcy, K. McNeil, and A. Galbraith, Hydraulic Force and Impeller Evaluation of a Centrifugal Heart Pump. Journal of the Korean Society of Marine Engineers, 2004. 28(2): p. 376-381.
  • Tan, A.C.C., D.L. Timms, M.J. Pearcy, K. McNeil, and A. Galbraith, Experimental Flow Visualisation of an Artificial Heart Pump. Journal of the Korean Society of Marine Engineers, 2004. 28(2): p. 210-216.
AgencyTitle of ProjectYear AwardedAmount
TPCH-TeamUsing engineering, biology and medicine to develop the next generation of mechanical circulatory support2017$600000
TPCH-RFSaving the right heart – How to operate a left ventricular assist device to maintain right ventricular function2017$300000
TPCH-EMRTalking Heart to Bionic Heart: Towards an Intelligent Rotary Blood Pump to Improve Left Ventricular Function2017$25000
TPCH-EMRImproving the Skin-Driveline interface to Reduce Ventricular Assist Device Driveline Infections2017$25000
TPCH-EMROptimisation of endothelial cell migration on bilayered scaffoleds in a bioreactor for a novel suture-less inflow cannula2017$25000
TPCH-EGPIV Laser Camera2017$25000
TPCH-SEGSuture-less cannula design for rapid implantation of rotary blood pumps2017$80052
TPCH-NRGDetermining the rheology of perioperative cardiogenic emboli associated with transcatheter aortic valve implantation using Magnetic Resonance Imagin2017$10000
TPCH-SEGDesign and Validation of a Predictive Computational Fluid Dynamics Model of the OpenHeart Ventricular Assist Device2017$10000
TPCH-NRGFusion splicer2016$3000
TPCH-NRGA low cost bearingless drive for the OpenHeart rotary ventricular assist device2017$9900
TPCH-NRGOptimisation and adaption of a suture-less cannula for rapid implantation of biventricular assist devices2017$10000
TPCH-SEGDevelopment of a novel intraventricular balloon pump for low cost mechanical circulatory support of patients with left ventricular failure2017$10000
TPCH-NRGFusion splicer2016$3000
TPCH-COPartnership support for Advance Queensland Research Fellowship for decreasing complications with mechanical hearts through improved implantation techniques2017$75000
UQ SeedValidation of realtime emboli detection using laser feedback inferferometry2017$38318
TPCH-EMRDevelopment and in-vivo evaluation of a novel, low-cost ventricular assist device ‘Openeart’2016$24800
TPCH-ERGImprroving blood-compatibility of extracorporeal membrane oxygenators (ECMO) with nitric oxide therapy2016$100000
QLD GOVBiomechanical Innovations for Cardio-Respiratory Organ failure – the next frontier in Critical Care (The Bionic project)2016$1300000
TPCH-SEGFusion splicer2016$3000
Advance QLDDevelopment of a ‘Smart’ Heart Assist Device2016$45000
TPCH-NRGCharacterisation of the interaction between blood and an LVAD used for right ventricular support2016$10000
TPCH-NRGThe effect of varying rotary blood pump speed by modulating frequency on blood compatibility2016$9946
TPCH-NRGThe OpenHeart Project2016$9875
TPCH-NRGIn-vitro optimization of inflow cannula impact to improve blood compatability2016$9996
TPCH-ERGLow drift fibre brgg grating presure transducer for use with physiological controllers2016$9951
TPCH-NRGFunctional and morphological changes occuring in the left and right ventricles following chronic left ventricular assist device implantation in an ovine model2016$9998
TPCH-ERGUsing a bioengineering approach to develop an infection-resistance ventricular assist device driveline coating2015$94000
TPCH-ERGEfficient wireless power transfer system for VADs2015$88000
TPCH-NRGIn-vitro optimization of inflow cannula impact to improve blood compatibility2015$10000
TPCH-NRGLow drift fibre bragg grating pressure transducer for physiological controllers2015$10000
TPCH-NRGFunctional and morphological changes occurring in left and right ventricles following chronic LVAD implantation in an ovine model2015$10000
GU-PGSEryhrocyte responses to mechanical trauma following exposure to oxidative stress2015$10000
TPCH-NRGEvaluation of a quick-connect system to reduce VAD implantation and complexity2015$9800
TPCH-SEGDantec Dynamics PIV control system2015$5000
TPCH-SEGUniversal radial milling machine2015$5000
TPCH-SEGObjet WaterJet support removal system2015$2800
NHMRC CRECentre for Research Excellence in Advanced Cardio-respiratory Therapies Improving OrgaN Support (ACTIONS)2014$2,491,450
TPCH-NRGEvaluation of ventricular flow dynamics with rotary blood pumps using particle image velocimetry2014$9,729
TPCH-NRGDevelopment of a less-invasive cannulation system for right ventricular assist devices2014$9,998
TPCH-NRGDesign and validation of a mock circulation loop for particle image velocimetry evaluation of prosthetic heart valves2014$9,989
 TPCH-ERG Development and in-vivo evaluation of a novel biventricular assist device2014$79,644
 TPCH-PROG Advanced cardio-respiratory therapies improving organ support (ACTIONS)2014$599,995
 TPCH-NRG Design and validation of a compliant, banded outflow cannula for decreasing the after-load sensitivity of rotary right ventricular assist devices.2014$9,967
 TPCH-NRG Flow characteristics of adult aortic cardio-pulmonary bypass cannulae as determined by particle image velocimetry2014$9,976
 TPCH-NRG Development of a permanent tissue integration of a suture-less inflow cannula using melt electro-spinning technology2014$9,995
 TPCH-ERG Development and in-vivo evaluation of a novel inflow cannula for mechanical circulatory support2013$65,300
 TPCH-ERG Determination of mechanisms of ventricular interaction responsible for right ventricular failure found with left ventricular assist device implantation2013$86,052
 TPCH-NRG Speed modulation in rotary blood pumps2013$10,000
 TPCH-NRG Development of a passive physiological control system for ventricular assist devices2013$9,800
 TPCH-NRG Development of a novel physiological control system for rotary blood pumps relating total LVAD and left ventricular work to preload2013$9,963
 TPCH-NRG Development of a novel pressure sensor and physiological control system2013$10,000
 TPCH-NRGImproving the implantability of a total artificial heart through miniaturisation of the BiVACOR controller2013$8,919
 TPCH-NRGPhysiological controller development for the BiVACOR total artificial heart2013$9,976
 TPCH-SEGSystemic venous chamber2013$3,148
 TPCH-SEGSpectrometer2013$5,000
 TPCH-SEGForce sensor2013$5,000
 TPCH-SEGPerivascular flow sensor2013$3,920
 TPCHF-NRG Effect of pulsatility on the loss of von Willebrands factors in rotary blood pumps2012$10,000
 TPCHF-ERG Improving the preload and afterload sensitivity of rotary ventricular assist devices through a combination of active and passive control systems2012$71,087
 TPCHF-LEG Rapid Prototyper2012$18,000
 TPCHF-ERG Investigating the use of two rotary LVADs as a biventricular support system2011$67,173
International Science LinkagesScientific Visits To JapanImplementing MAG-LEV technology into an Artificial Heart2011$4,900
TPCHF-LEGTwo Channel Perivascular Flow Meter with Sensors, Cables and Fittings2011$19,000
 TPCHF-NRG In-vitro assessment of physiological control strategies for biventricular assist devices2011$8,300
TPCHF-SEGPower Supply and Data Transfer Assembly2011$4,581
TPCHF-SEGPower Amplifiers2011$4,060
TPCHF-LEGMPVS-Ultra Foundation system2010$20,735
 TPCHF-SEG Flow sensor2010$3,910
 TPCHF-NRG Optimization of the VAD-patient interface to improve rotary VAD efficiency and reduce the incidence of suction events2010$9,700
ARCPhysiological Control of Biventricular Heart Pump Support2010$584,620
 NHF – Travel Grant VAD inflow cannula evaluation in a mock circulation loop2009$2,000
TPCHFDevelopment of the BiVACOR® BiVAD magnetic suspension system2009$44,000
TPCHFDesign and evaluation of new cannulae for bi-ventricular assist devices2009$25,500
NHF – Travel GrantAcute In-Vivo Trial Of A Novel Rotary Bivad/Tah2009$2,000
TPCHFDevelopment of a mock circulation loop for testing cardiovascular device prototypes.2008$28,627
Australian and New Zealand College of AnaesthetistsPractical simulation of human cardiovascular system for education and training2008$21,650
TPCHFIn-Vitro and In-Vivo Validation of a Novel Bi-Ventiricular Assist Device (FRC0206-18)2007$60,000
NHF – Travel GrantInitial Acute In-Vivo Animal Experience With The Bivacor Rotary Bi-VentricularAssist Device2007$1,500
NHF – Travel GrantLeft/Right Flow Balancing With A Rotary Bi-Ventricular Assist Device2006$1,000
NHF – Travel GrantBvas Assessment In A Complete Mock Circulation Loop2005$1,000
  • 2017 – Critical Care Research Group received Innovators of the Year Award from School of Medicine, The University of Queensland
  • 2017 – Clayton Semizen received an outstanding contribution to teach award, Griffith School of Engineering
  • 2017 – Eric Wu received a UQ school of medicine international travel award
  • 2017 – Sam Liao received an international cooperative research scholarship from ISMCS
  • 2017 – Eleonore Bolle received best abstract award at the APELSO conference
  • 2017 – Dr Jo Pauls was included in Griffith University’s Academic Excellence List for a perfect PhD thesis examination result
  • 2017 – Eric Wu received a UQ school of medicine domestic travel award
  • 2017 – Sam Liao received a transcontinental travel scholarship to attend ESAO 2017
  • 2016 – Clayton Semizen received best oral presentation award at CRE ACTION conference
  • 2016 – Deepika Nandakumar received Asia Pacific ISRBP Young Investigator Award. 24th Congress of the International Society for Rotary Blood Pumps
  • 2015 – Shaun Gregory received Best Expert Presentation – Basic / Translational research category. The Prince Charles Hospital Research Forum
  • 2014 – Sam Liao received Best Novice Presentation – Basic / Translational research category. The Prince Charles Hospital Research Forum
  • 2014 – Eric Wu received a travel award from UQ advantage grant
  • 2013 – Sam Laio received a VRES summer scholarship from QUT to support the project titled “Development of a passive control system for rotary blood pumps
  • 2013 – Hannah O’Brien received a VRES summer scholarship from QUT to support the project titled “Investigation of dual rotary LVADs for Biventricular Support
  • 2013 – Emma Schummy received a VRES summer scholarship from QUT to support the project titled “Development of a compliant outflow cannula to reduce the afterload sensitivity of rotary right ventricular assist devices”
  • 2013 – Emma Schummy received the award for best QUT Engineering project.
  • 2013 – Emma Schummy received the award for best QUT Medical Engineering project.
  • 2013 – Emma Schummy received the best QUT Medical Engineering poster.
  • 2013 – Emma Schummy received the best student presentation award at the Australian Biomedical Engineering Conference.
  • 2013 – Michael Stevens received the Best Basic / Translational Research Paper at The Prince Charles Hospital Foundation Forum.
  • 2013 – Jo Philipp Pauls received a Stenning Travel award2013 – Michael Stevens received a Stenning PhD Top-up award.
  • 2012 – Shaun Gregory was awarded a 3 year Postdoctoral Research Fellowship to start 2013 at the University of Queensland School of Medicine.
  • 2011 – Nadia Seedat received a summer scholarship from the National Heart Foundation to support the project titled “Laboratory study of the biocompatibility of rotary blood pumps”
  • 2011 – Rebecca Wong received a VRES summer scholarship from QUT to support the project titled “Developing a Right Heart Model for Surgical Training”
  • 2011 – Lee Van Veldhuizen received a VRES summer scholarship from QUT to support the project titled “Improvement of the electronic interface between a MCL and a DAQ”
  • 2011 – Anthony Yuen received a UQ Research Scholarship to support his MBBS/MPhil research project titled ‘A pilot study on haemocompatibility and the effects of pulsatility on platelets in artificial hearts.’
  • 2011 – John Fox received a scholarship from MAWA to undertake work on MCL autoregulation.
  • 2011 – Michael Stevens was awarded an APA Scholarship to undertake a PhD investigating physiological control for RBP
  • 2010 – Michael Stevens received a scholarship from MAWA to undertake work on MCL improvement.
  • 2009 – Shaun Gregory was  awarded an APA Scholarship to undertake PhD studies into RBP Cannula Fixation.
  • 2007 – Daniel Timms was awarded a Young Investigator Travel Fellowship from the IFAO society.
  • 2006 – Daniel Timms was awarded the ISRBP Asian Artificial Heart Award.

CONFERENCE POSTERS

  1. Characterizing the Foundations for a Bridge to Recovery: The Haemodynamics Effect of Volume Displacement and Rotary Blood Pumps. Asia-Pacific Extracorporeal Life Support Organisation Conference. October 12-14. Gold Coast, Australia.
  2. Cardiorespiratory Effect of Inflow Cannulation Site with Rotary Blood Pumps during Rest and Exercise: A Numerical Evaluation. Asia-Pacific Extracorporeal Life Support Organisation Conference. October 12-14. Gold Coast, Australia.
  3. Development of an Intraventricular Balloon Pump to Assist Heart Failure Patients. Asia-Pacific Extracorporeal Life Support Organisation Conference. October 12-14. Gold Coast, Australia.
  4. Computational Fluid Dynamics Model Development for Centrifugal Rotary Blood Pumps. Asia-Pacific Extracorporeal Life Support Organisation Conference. October 12-14. Gold Coast, Australia.
  5. The role of inflow cannulae insertion length on blood washout with a severely dilated left ventricular under LVAD support. Asia-Pacific Extracorporeal Life Support Organisation Conference. October 12-14. Gold Coast, Australia.
  6. Development of a Dual-Lumen Cannula for Less-Invasive Implantation of Right Ventricular Assist Devices. Asia-Pacific Extracorporeal Life Support Organisation Conference. October 12-14. Gold Coast, Australia.
  7. Development of an Open-Source Research Platform to promote International Collaboration in the Field of Mechanical Circulatory Support. Asia-Pacific Extracorporeal Life Support Organisation Conference. October 12-14. Gold Coast, Australia.
  8. The Effect of Passive RBP Flow Control on the hemocompatibility of RBP Circuits in an In Vitro Model. Asia-Pacific Extracorporeal Life Support Organisation Conference. October 12-14. Gold Coast, Australia.
  9. Fate of Emboli: How can Heart Surgery cause a Brain Injury? Australian Society for Medical Research Postgraduate Conference. June 1-9. Brisbane, Australia.
  10. Optimising a Human Skin Reconstruction Model to Study the Skin Interface with Biomaterials. Australian Society for Medical Research Postgraduate Conference. June 1-9. Brisbane, Australia.
  11. Preliminary in vitro study of cell adherence to ventricular assist device drivelines; 24th Congress of the International Society for Rotary Blood Pumps; Mito, Japan, 2016.
  12. Effect of inflow cannula geometry on left ventricular fluid dynamics in a patient-specific total heart failure model; 24th Congress of the International Society for Rotary Blood Pumps; Mito, Japan, 2016.
  13. Design and validation of a cannula for less-invasive RVAD implantation; 24th Congress of the International Society for Rotary Blood Pumps; Mito, Japan, 2016.
  14. Experimental evaluation of Stepanoff design theory applied to centrifugal rotary blood pumps; 24th Congress of the International Society for Rotary Blood Pumps; Mito, Japan, 2016.
  15. An in-vitro evaluation of Starling-like control for dual rotary blood pumps; 24th Congress of the International Society for Rotary Blood Pumps; Mito, Japan, 2016.
  16. Pulmonary valve opening using dual left-RBPs for bi-ventricular support; 23rd Congress of the International Society for Rotary Blood Pumps; Dubrovnik, Croatia, 2015.
  17. A compliant outflow cannula for passive flow control of a rotary right ventricular assist device; 23rd Congress of the International Society for Rotary Blood Pumps; Dubrovnik, Croatia, 2015.
  18. The effect of inflow cannula geometry on left ventricular flow dynamics; 22nd Congress of the International Society for Rotary Blood Pumps; San Francisco, USA, 2014.
  19. Numerical Evaluation of a Physiological Controller that Related Total RBP and Left Ventricular Work;22nd Congress of the International Society for Rotary Blood Pumps; San Francisco, USA, 2014.
  20. In-vitro evaluation of physiological controller response of rotary blood pumps to changes in patient stage;IEEE ENG Med Biol Soc, Chicago, USA, 2014
  21. Towards the Miniaturization of a Motor Controller for a Rotary Blood Pump; 21st Congress of the International Society for Rotary Blood Pumps; Yokohama, Japan, 2013.
  22. Do patients need a smart controller? An in-vitro investigation into the effect of patient variance on physiological control of rotary biventricular assist devices;20th Congress of the International Society for Rotary Blood Pumps; Istanbul, Turkey, 2012.
  23. Can changing LVAD speed accommodate for aortic insufficiency? Characterizing the effect of mild, moderate and severe AI in a variable heart failure model;20th Congress of the International Society for Rotary Blood Pumps; Istanbul, Turkey, 2012.
  24. A cannulation system to reduce apical bleeding and passively adapt rotary blood pump outflow;20th Congress of the International Society for Rotary Blood Pumps; Istanbul, Turkey, 2012.
  25. A Total Artificial Heart Anatomical Fitting Tool for Chronic Animal Trials;19th Congress of the International Society for Rotary Blood Pumps; Louisville, USA; Year:  2011.
  26. An Advanced Auto-regulatory Mock Circulation Loop for the In-Vitro Evaluation of Rotary Blood pumps;19th Congress of the International Society for Rotary Blood Pumps; Louisville, USA; Year:  2011.
  27. Replicating Daily Activities using a Mock Circulation Loop;19th Congress of the International Society for Rotary Blood Pumps; Louisville; USA; Year:  2011.
  28. The Hemodynamic Effect of Three Operating Modes to Adjust Rotary LVADs to Function as an RVAD;19th Congress of the International Society for Rotary Blood Pumps; Louisville; USA; Year:  2011.
  29. Right Heart Inflow Cannula Placement for Rotary Biventricular Assistance;19th Congress of the International Society for Rotary Blood Pumps; Louisville; USA; Year:  2011.
  30. Physiological LVAD RBP Control Utilising Flow Minimum and Amplitude; 19th Congress of the International Society for Rotary Blood Pumps; Louisville; USA; Year:  2011.
 

 CONFERENCE PRESENTATIONS

  1. Growing an investigative and translational career. 25th Congress of the International Society for Mechanical Circulatory Support. October 16-18. 2017. Tucson, AZ, USA.
  2. Development of an Open-Source Research Platform to promote International Collaboration within the International Society for Mechanical Circulatory Support. 25thCongress of the International Society for Mechanical Circulatory Support. October 16-18. 2017. Tucson, AZ, USA.
  3. A Numerical Comparison of Inflow Cannulation Site with a Pulsatile Rotary Blood Pump: Cardiorespiratory Effect during Rest and Exercise. 25th Congress of the International Society for Mechanical Circulatory Support. October 16-18. 2017. Tucson, AZ, USA.
  4. Development of a Validated CFD Model for Centrifugal Rotary Blood Pumps. 25th Congress of the International Society for Mechanical Circulatory Support. October 16-18. 2017. Tucson, AZ, USA.
  5. The risk of left ventricular thrombosis with speed modulated rotary blood pumps. 25th Congress of the International Society for Mechanical Circulatory Support. October 16-18. 2017. Tucson, AZ, USA.
  6. It’s not just a pump – a focus on the MCS system. Asia-Pacific Extracorporeal Life Support Organisation Conference. October 12-14. Gold Coast, Australia.
  7. Skin Integration Around Modified Driveline Surfaces for Ventricular Assist Devices. Asia-Pacific Extracorporeal Life Support Organisation Conference. October 12-14. Gold Coast, Australia.
  8. Fate of Emboli during Aortic Cannulation: An Euler-Langrangian Insilico Approach. 36th Annual Cardiothoracic Surgery Symposium. September 28 – October 1. San Diego, CA, USA.
  9. The effect of inflow cannula insertion lengths on the risk of ventricular thrombosis in a multiscale numerical model. 44th European Society for Artificial Organs and 7th International Federation for Artificial Organs. September 6-9. 2017. Vienna, Austria.
  10. In-Vitro Evaluation of a Starling-like Control Based on Estimated Left Ventricular Stroke Work. 44th European Society for Artificial Organs and 7th International Federation for Artificial Organs. September 6-9. 2017. Vienna, Austria.
  11. An advanced mock circulation loop for in-vitro evaluation of cardiovascular devices. Gordon Research Seminar on Assisted Circulation. June 24-25. 2017. Stowe, Vermont, USA.
  12. Smart pump control – What has been done, how to optimize, and what are the open questions. Gordon Research Seminar on Assisted Circulation. June 24-25. 2017. Stowe, Vermont, USA.
  13. Estimation of wall shear stresses on a left ventricular assist device inflow cannula for optimisation of a composite polycaprolactone-silicone scaffold. 25th Australasian Society for Biomaterials and Tissue Engineering. April 18-20. 2017. Canberra, Australia.
  14. Talking heart to Heart: Towards an Intelligent Rotary Blood Pump. International Conference on Mechanicals in Medicine & Biology. May 24-25. Southbank, Melbourne, Australia.
  15. Haemocomptability of continuous-flow rotary blood pumps with introduced pulsatility. 24th Congress of the International Society for Rotary Blood Pumps. Mito, Japan, 2016.
  16. Numerical evaluation of a pump management system for rotary blood pumps to enhance aortic valve opening, increase in exercise capacity and balance circulatory volumes. 24th Congress of the International Society for Rotary Blood Pumps; Mito, Japan, 2016.
  17. Preliminary in vitro study of cell adherence to ventricular assist device drivelines. 24th Congress of the International Society for Rotary Blood Pumps. Mito, Japan, 2016.
  18. Effect of inflow cannula geometry on left ventricular fluid dynamics in a patient-specific total heart failure model. 24th Congress of the International Society for Rotary Blood Pumps. Mito, Japan, 2016.
  19. Design and validation of a cannula for less-invasive RVAD implantation. 24th Congress of the International Society for Rotary Blood Pumps. Mito, Japan, 2016.
  20. Experimental evaluation of Stepanoff design theory applied to centrifugal rotary blood pumps; 24th Congress of the International Society for Rotary Blood Pumps. Mito, Japan, 2016.
  21. An in-vitro evaluation of Starling-like control for dual rotary blood pumps; 24th Congress of the International Society for Rotary Blood Pumps. Mito, Japan, 2016.
  22. Reducing Infection with Mechanical Circulatory Support Through Enhanced Driveline Tissue Integration; ASMR Postgraduate Student Conference; TRI, Brisbane, Australia, 2016.
  23. Development of a suture-less inflow cannula by integrating tissue using electrospun bilayer scaffolds; The Prince Charles Hospital Research Forum; Chermside, Australia, 2015.
  24. Comparison of physiological controllers for RBPs in a mock circulatory loop; The Prince Charles Hospital Research Forum; Chermside, Australia, 2015.
  25. Reliability of thermodilution derived cardiac output with different operator characteristics; The Prince Charles Hospital Research Forum; Chermside, Australia, 2015.
  26. Pulmonary valve opening with dual left-RBPs; The Prince Charles Hospital Research Forum; Chermside, Australia, 2015.
  27. Tissue integration of a suture-less inflow cannula using melt electrospun bilayer scaffolds;  23rd Congress of the International Society for Rotary Blood Pumps; Dubrovnik, Croatia, 2015.
  28. Numerical evaluation of an Starling-like physiological controller based on estimated stroke work;  23rd Congress of the International Society for Rotary Blood Pumps; Dubrovnik, Croatia, 2015.
  29. In-vitro comparison of physiological control systems for LVADs;  23rd Congress of the International Society for Rotary Blood Pumps; Dubrovnik, Croatia, 2015.
  30. Human Response Times to Changes in Patient States Compared to Physiological Control Systems at ISRBP Conference; 22nd Congress of the International Society for Rotary Blood Pumps; San Francisco, USA, 2014.
  31. In-vivo evaluation of passive and active control systems for rotary left and right ventricular assist devices. International Society for Rotary Blood Pumps;22nd Congress of the International Society for Rotary Blood Pumps; San Francisco, USA, 2014.
  32. Speed modulation of rotary blood pumps: Characterising the effects of speed waveform, amplitude and phase delay with varying degrees of heart failure; 21st Congress of the International Society for Rotary Blood Pumps; Yokohama, Japan, 2013.
  33. Evaluation of controller response to exercise simulations compared to physiological data; 21stCongress of the International Society for Rotary Blood Pumps; Yokohama, Japan, 2013.
  34. Effect of anticoagulant, temperature and time on quality of platelets and von Willebrand factors for in-vitro testing; 21st Congress of the International Society for Rotary Blood Pumps; Yokohama, Japan, 2013.
  35. Development of a numerical pump testing framework (nPTF);21st Congress of the International Society for Rotary Blood Pumps; Yokohama, Japan, 2013.
  36. Physiological Control of Dual LVADs as a BiVAD using a Master/Slave approach; 21st Congress of the International Society for Rotary Blood Pumps; Yokohama, Japan, 2013.
  37. The effects of both increasing RBP speed and RVAD support on maximal LVAD flow during exercise; 20th Congress of the International Society for Rotary Blood Pumps; Istanbul, Turkey, 2012.
  38. Investigating the operating characteristics of dual rotary LVADs as a BiVAD; 20th Congress of the International Society for Rotary Blood Pumps; Istanbul, Turkey, 2012.
  39. Haemodynamic Modeling of the Cardiovascular System Using Mock Circulation Loops to Test Cardiovascular Devices; 33rd Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society (EMBC ’11), Boston, USA; Year: 2011.
  40. Frank-Starling Control of a Rotary Left Ventricular Assist Device; 33rd Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society (EMBC ’11), Boston, USA; Year: 2011.
  41. Replication of the Frank-Starling Response in a Mock Circulation Loop; 33rd Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society (EMBC ’11), Boston, USA; Year: 2011.
  42. Physiological Control of the Hemodynamic Properties of Rotary Blood Pumps; 33rd Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society (EMBC ’11), Boston, USA; Year: 2011.
  43. Analytical Optimization of an Active Magnetic Levitation System for a Rotary Total Artificial Heart; 19th Congress of the International Society for Rotary Blood Pumps; Louisville;  USA; Year:  2011.
  44. Maximising Flow Amplitude Through a VAD; 19th Congress of the International Society for Rotary Blood Pumps; Louisville;  USA; Year:  2011.
  45. Passive Control of a Biventricular Assist Device with Compliant Inflow Cannulae; 19th Congress of the International Society for Rotary Blood Pumps; Louisville;  USA; Year:  2011.
  46. Replicating Daily Activities In A Mock Circulation Loop; 19th Congress of the International Society for Rotary Blood Pumps; Louisville;  USA; Year:  2011.
  47. Which RBP Physiological Controller Is Most Physiologic; 19th Congress of the International Society for Rotary Blood Pumps; Louisville;  USA; Year:  2011.
  48. Evaluation of VAD Usability through the Qualitative Assessment of Patients, Nurses and Caregivers; 19th Congress of the International Society for Rotary Blood Pumps; Louisville;  USA; Year:  2011.
  49. Design and control aspects for non-pulsatile biventricular support. Does the LVAD equal the RVAD?;5th European Mechanical Circulatory Support Summit; Bad Oeynhausen;  Germany; Year:  2010
  50. BiVACOR Device Update;5th European Mechanical Circulatory Support Summit; Bad Oeynhausen;  Germany; Year:  2010
  51. Comparison of outflow graft banding and rotational speed changes on a rotary TAH using two LVADs; 18th Congress of the International Society for Rotary Blood Pumps; Berlin;  Germany; Year:  2010.
  52. In-Vitro Evaluation of a Compliant Inflow Cannula Reservoir to Reduce Suck-Down Events with Extracorporeal, Rotary VAD Support; 18th Congress of the International Society for Rotary Blood Pumps; Berlin;  Germany; Year:  2010.
  53. Optimising Cardiovascular Interaction with Ventricular Assist Devices;  ASAIO  56th Annual Conference 2010; Baltimore;  United States; Year: 2010.
  54. THE BIVACOR ROTARY BIVAD/TAH;  55th Annual Conference for American Society for Artificial Internal Organs; Dallas;  United States; Year:  2009
  55. In-vitro and In-vivo testing of the BiVACOR Rotary BiVAD/TAH;  WORLD CONGRESS 2009 – MEDICAL PHYSICS AND BIOMEDICAL ENGINEERING; Munich;  Germany; Year:  2009
  56. Developmental Stages of a Rotary BiVentricular Artificial Heart;  17th Congress of the International Society for Rotary Blood Pumps; Singapore; Year:  2009
  57. Suspension System For The BiVACOR BiVAD/TAH;  17th Congress of the International Society for Rotary Blood Pumps; Singapore; Year:  2009.
  58. Timing of RBP pulsations in relation to the Cardiac Cycle to Improve RBP Physiological Interaction;  17th Congress of the International Society for Rotary Blood Pumps; Singapore;  Singapore; Year:  2009
  59. Investigation Of The Frank-Starling-Like Behaviour Of The Bivacor Rotary BiVAD/TAH;  XXXVI Congress of the European Society for Artificial Organs; Paris;  France; Year:  2009.
  60. Investigation of the Frank-Starling-Like behaviour of the BIVACOR Rotary TAH;  17th Congress of the International Society for Rotary Blood Pumps; Singapore;  Year:  2009.
  61. Acute In-Vivo Trial Of A Novel Rotary Bivad/Tah;  29th International Society for Heart and Lung Transplantation; Paris;  France; Year:  2009
  62. BiVACOR;  3rd European Mechanical Circulatory Support Summit; Bad Oeynhausen;  Germany; Year:  2008
  63. Hydraulic Performance And Suspension System For The Bivacor Rotary Bivad/Tah;  35th European Society For Artificial Organs; Geneva;  Switzerland; Year:  2008
  64. Acute Animal Experience With The Bivacor Rotary Bivad/Tah;  15th International Society For Rotary Blood Pumps; Sydney;  Australia; Year:  2007
  65. In-Vitro Comparison Of Cardiac Support With Atrial And Ventricle Cannulation;  15th International Society for Rotary Blood Pumps; Sydney;  Australia; Year:  2007:
  66. Suspension System for an Implantable Rotary Bi-Ventricular Assist Device;  15th International Society for Rotary Blood Pumps; Sydney;  Australia; Year:  2007
  67. Threshold for Cardiac Support with Atrial Cannulation;  33rd European Society for Artificial Organs;Umea;  Sweden; Year:  2006
  68. In-Vitro Performance of a Rotary Bi-Ventricular Assist Device;  52nd American Society for Artificial Internal Organs; Chicago;  United States; Year:  2006
  69. Left / Right Flow Balancing with a Rotary Bi-Ventricular Assist Device;  14th International Society for Rotary Blood Pumps; Leuven;  Belgium; Year:  2006
  70. Heart Disease in a Mock Cardiovascular System;  32nd European Society for Artificial Organs;Bologna;  Italy; Year:  2005
  71. BVAS Assessment in a Complete Mock Circulation Loop;  13th International Society for Rotary Blood Pumps; Tokyo;  Japan; Year:  2005
  72. Impeller and Volute Design to Minimise Magnetic Bearing Touchdown and Power;  1st International Student Conference Ibaraki University; Hitachi;  Japan; Year:  2005

 

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