Our People

Staff and Members | Management Committee | Research Committee | Teaching and Learning Committee

Staff and Members

Executive Directors

Professor David Dagan Feng

Director (Research), Institute of Biomedical Engineering and Technology (BMET)
Director, Biomedical and Multimedia Information Technology (BMIT) Research Group

Head, School of Information Technologies

(David) Dagan Feng received his ME in Electrical Engineering and Computing Science from Shanghai JiaoTong University, a MSc in Biocybernetics and a Ph.D in Computer Science from the University of California, Los Angeles. He is an Honorary Research Consultant, Royal Prince Alfred Hospital in Sydney; Chair-Professor of Information Technology, Hong Kong Polytechnic University; Advisory Professor, Shanghai JiaoTong University; Guest Professor, Northwestern Polytechnic University, Northeastern University and Tsinghua University.
Professor Feng has pioneered several new research directions, made a number of landmark contributions in his field with significant scientific impact and social benefit, and received the Crump Prize for Excellence in Medical Engineering from USA.

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Professor Andrew Ruys

Director of the Institute (Education)
Director of Biomedical Engineering (Education),
School of Aerospace Mechanical and Mechatronic Engineering


Professor Andrew Ruys has been involved in advanced ceramics and biomaterials research for over 20 years, with a special focus on bioactive materials - those capable of forming a chemical bond with tissues in the body.
He is a world authority on hydroxyapatite bioceramics, having achieved a number of world firsts with this promising bioactive bioceramic.

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Professor Michael Fulham

Michael Fulham Director of the Institute (Clinical)
Department of Molecular Imaging,
Royal Prince Alfred Hospital Sydney Medical School


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Professor Philip de Chazal

Director of the Institute (Industry Engagement)
ResMed Chair in Biomedical Engineering
School of Electrical and Information Engineering


Internationally recognised biomedical engineering and sleep-disorder expert Professor Philip de Chazal currently occupies the ResMed Chair in Biomedical Engineering at the University of Sydney.

Professor de Chazal leads the University's research and educational activities in biomedical engineering, working across the Faculty of Engineering and Information Technologies and the newly established Charles Perkins Centre.

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Biomechanics, Biomaterials and Tissue Engineering

Coordinated by Associate Professor Colin Dunstan

  • Professor Andrew Ruys
    Bioceramics, Biopolymers, Biometals, Biomedical device design
    Director of the Institute (Education)
    Professor, Biomedical Engineering
  • Dr Philip Boughton
    Implant Design and Manufacture, Biomaterials, Biomechanics, Tissue Engineering
    Institute Program Lecturer and Manager
  • Professor Qing Li
    Biomechanics, Micro-structural Materials Design, Tissue scaffolds
    Professor in Biomedical Engineering, School of AMME
  • Dr Graham Brooker
    Bio-Mechatronics, Robotics
    Senior Lecturer, Australian Centre for Field Robotics
  • Associate Professor Ahmad Jabbarzadeh
    Nano-Rheology and Nano-Tribology, Molecular simulations
    School of AMME
Biotechnology and Biomolecular Engineering

Coordinated by Professor Fariba Dehghani

  • Professor Hans Coster
    Biophysics and Bioengineering
    Director Biophysics and Bioengineering
  • Professor Tim Langrish
    Bio-processing
    Professor and Head of School, School of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering
  • Associate Professor Vincent Gomes
    Polymer technology Respiratory system
  • Associate Professor Ali Abbas
    Bioengineering and Biological systems engineering
    Director of the Laboratory for Multiscale Systems
  • Dr John Kavanagh
    Fermentation for biofuels, nitrogen fixation and vitamins
    Senior lecturer, Director of Undergraduate Laboratories in Chemical, Biomolecular Engineering
  • Dr Rona Chandrawati
    Biomimicry, Nanotechnology, Biomolecular and cellular engineering
    ARC DECRA Fellow and Lecturer, School of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering
  • Dr Wojciech Chrzanowski
    Biointerfaces, nano-bio-characterization
    Lecturer, the Faculty of Pharmacy
Biomedical Devices and Instrumentation

Coordinated by Associate Professor Alistair McEwan

Biomedical Imaging, Visualisation and Information Technologies

Coordinated by Associate Professor Jinman Kim

  • Professor David Dagan Feng
    Biomedical information technology
    Director of the Institute (Research)
    Director, Biomedical and Multimedia Information Technology (BMIT) Research Group
  • Associate Professor Tom Cai
    Biomedical multimedia data management, Image informatics
    Associate Professor, Director of Multimedia Lab and Member of BMIT Research Group
  • Associate Professor Masahiro Takatsuka
    Visualisation and Neural networks with Biomedical applications
    Director of VisLab
  • Associate Professor Bing Bing Zhou
    Parallel and distributed computing; Bioinformatics
    Theme Leader, Distributed Computing and the Life Sciences, Centre for DHPC
  • Dr Josiah Poon
    Co-evolutionary algorithms, Health informatics
    Senior Lecturer, Undergraduate Director
  • Associate Professor Simon Poon
    Health Informatics, Analysis of high-dimensional drug interactions
    Associate Professor, Program Director - Master of Health Technology Innovation
  • Dr Xiuying Wang
    Biomedical image registration, Multi-sensors data fusion
    Senior Lecturer, Associate Director of Multimedia Lab and Member of BMIT Research Group
  • Associate Professor Zhiyong Wang
    Multimedia information processing, Retrieval and Management
    Associate Director of Multimedia Lab and Member of BMIT Research Group
  • Dr Yang Song
    Biomedical image analysis
    ARC DECRA Fellow
  • Dr Na Liu
    Health information systems - design and evaluation
    Lecturer, School of Information Technologies
  • Dr Ashnil Kumar
    Image-derived disease modelling, machine learning for biomedical images
    Research Fellow, BMET Research Development

Management Committee

Chair
  • Professor Archie Johnston
    Chair of the Research Institute
    Dean of the Faculty of Engineering and Information Technologies (University Officer)
Board Members

Research Committee

Chair
  • Professor David Dagan Feng
    Director of the Institute (Research)
    Director, Biomedical and Multimedia Information Technology (BMIT) Research Group
Teaching and Learning Representative
Research Theme Coordinators

Teaching and Learning Committee

Chair
Research Representative
  • Professor David Dagan Feng
    Director of the Institute (Research)
    Director, Biomedical and Multimedia Information Technology (BMIT) Research Group
Stream Coordinators