Researcher

Dr Susann Beier

My Expertise

  • biomedical engineering, computational fluid dynamics (CFD) modelling, coronary flow, simulations, modelling, medical imaging, deep learning / machine learning, fluid dynamics

Biomedical engineering, specifically fluid dynamics and mechanics of cardiovascular arteries to understand and control biological systems to inform clinical intervention such as stent implants. This included medical imaging and analysis, optimisation and experimental fluid dynamic and mechanical testing. 

Fields of Research (FoR)

Fluidisation and Fluid Mechanics, Biomedical Engineering, Computational Fluid Dynamics, Computational Cardiology, Cardiology (incl. Cardiovascular Diseases)

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Biography

PHD RESEARCH TOPICS AVAILABLE - Please see here https://www.svmgroup.org/projects for topics, and for more information on Susann's group see https://www.svmgroup.org/ and contact Susann for more information. 

Susann likes swimming, research and drinks too much coffee. Originally from Germany she has an educational background in mechanical, chemical and materials and biomedical engineering. Her passion is to help people with heart disease, the...view more

PHD RESEARCH TOPICS AVAILABLE - Please see here https://www.svmgroup.org/projects for topics, and for more information on Susann's group see https://www.svmgroup.org/ and contact Susann for more information. 

Susann likes swimming, research and drinks too much coffee. Originally from Germany she has an educational background in mechanical, chemical and materials and biomedical engineering. Her passion is to help people with heart disease, the single largest killer in the world, by using innovations across computer-sciences, medicine and engineering domains to make a difference to the cutting edge research in the field. 

 


My Grants

  • NHMRC Idea $593,000, 2021
  • NHF Vanguard grant $150,000, 2020
  • RIS $250,000 3D printing $250,000, 2019
  • Auckland Medical Research Foundation (AMRF) Project grant $153,000 NZD, 2017
  • Auckland Academic Health Alliance (AAHA) Collaboration Fund $100,000 NZD, 2016
  • Cardiovascular Research Innovations Grant $35,000 AUD by the Cardiovascular Society of Australia and New Zealand, 2016

My Qualifications

  • BE (Hon) Mechanical Engineering 
  • ME Chemical and Materials Engineering
  • PhD Biomedical Sciences 

My Awards

 

  • Eng Future Women Leaders Conference Award (Monash University, University of Melbourne and UNSW), 2019
  • The Australian Academy of Sciences Travel Award for ECR, 2018
  • Heart Foundation Fellowship, 2017
  • Visiting Fellow, Stanford University, 2017
  • Cardiovascular Research Innovations Award by the Cardiovascular Society of Australia and New Zealand, 2016
  • Auckland Charitable Heart Trust, Research Fellowship, 2015
  • Emerging Research of the Year Award, 2015
  • Emerging Research of the Year Award, 2013
  • Laval University Travel Award, 2010

My Research Activities

Susann drives important engineering innovations in the field of cardiovascular medicine.

For more information on Dr Beier's research please see the Coronary Atlas website and the Sydney Vascular Modelling Group's page.

 

Speaking

  • ABC 2020
  • IEEE EMBS 2019
  • Invited Chair, European Bifurcation Club EBC, Brussel, 2018
  • European Bifurcation Club EBC, Porto, Portugal, 2017
  • European Bifurcation Club EBC, Rotterdam, Netherlands, Keynote, 2016
  • Research Bazaar ResBaz, Auckland, New Zealand, Keynote, 2016
  • Annual Meeting of the Cardiovascular Society CSANZ, Auckland, New Zealand, Keynote, 2015
  • MICCAI CVII-STENT, presentation, 2015
  • European Bifurcation Club EBC, presentation, 2015

My Research Supervision


Supervision keywords


Areas of supervision

  • Stent design optimisation 

  • Big data image analysis for personalised preventive cardiovascular medicine 

  • Super-computing for automated vascular simulations assisting clinical surgery 

  • Real-life surgery with virtual reality 

  • Imaging of cell behaviour under flow conditions in artery replicas 

  • Fabrication of realistic artery replicas using advanced 3D printing 

  • CFD study of diseased arteries to assist patient treatment 

  • Micro- and Biofluidics cutting-edge teaching   


My Engagement

University affiliations
Honorary Academic at the University of Auckland 


University administrative responsibilities
Chair of the IT Committee of the School of Mechanical and Manufacturing
Chair of the Engineering Early Career Academic (ECA) committee


Professional memberships
Fellow of the Cardiac Society of Australia and New Zealand
Member, IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society 
Co-Chair and Leadership group of the Cardiac and Health Academic Group 


Editorial positions
Associate Editor, BioMedical Engineering Online 
 


My Teaching

MECH9650 Micro- and Biofluidics

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Location

Ainsworth Building J17
Level 4, Room 401D
UNSW, Kensington Campus
Sydney NSW 2052
AUSTRALIA

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Contact

+61 2 9385 7580

Research Activities