Biological engineering research at Monash is carried out in the Faculty of Engineering, one of Australia’s largest and most prestigious engineering faculties, in collaboration with leading groups and researchers in the Faculty of Medicine, Nursing and Health, the Faculty of Science, the Alfred Hospital, the Baker Heart Research Institute, other universities, and at the Faculty of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences, one of the finest pharmacy schools in the country. International collaboration is active, including with the Universite de Provence, the Danish Technical University and Saitama University.
The research takes many forms, and takes place in many centres. Biological engineering research involves many disciplines each of which must focus on different engineering principles. Biological engineering research must focus on analysing different biological systems and it must attempt to find solutions to different problems related to interfacing systems involving plants and animals and even at a microbial level as well.
Biological engineering addresses not only the traditional disciplines of engineering but it must also address multi-disciplines as well. Modern day biological engineering includes the study of biomedical and biochemical engineering as well as biomimetics and bio-inspired engineering. It even encompasses environmental engineering and food engineering.
Within the Division's laboratories, researchers are exploring experimental laser diagnostics and synchrotron imaging, as well as computational mechanics related to cardiovascular, pulmonary and renal circulation, cell growth and tissue engineering, improved methods of drug delivery.
Specific research endeavours in the Division's MuBeta Laboratory can be found at: http://www.mubeta.monash.edu.au/research.html
In other laboratories in the Faculty, a variety of biological engineering research activities can be found.