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. 

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Biography

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Susann is originally from Germany were she received her mechanical engineering undergraduate degree with the KIT Research Center and the Cooperate State University of Baden-Wuerttemberg. After she worked at the Light Metals Research Center in Auckland, New Zealand as a Research Engineer where she soon lead national and international teams on large-scale...view more

PHD RESEARCH TOPICS AVAILABLE - please see below and contact Susann for more information. 

Susann is originally from Germany were she received her mechanical engineering undergraduate degree with the KIT Research Center and the Cooperate State University of Baden-Wuerttemberg. After she worked at the Light Metals Research Center in Auckland, New Zealand as a Research Engineer where she soon lead national and international teams on large-scale research projects. During this time she also undertook her Research Masters in Chemical and Materials Engineering at the University of Auckland. Later she relocated to the Medical Faculty to undertake her PhD in Biomedical Sciences, combining her knowledge of material, fluid dynamic and biomedical sciences. Since, her focus has been engineering driven cardiovascular disease treatment and her work spans across image processing, large data analysis and computational modelling of blood flow and tissue mechanics. Susann joined UNSW as a Lecturer in January 2018 and continues to run a team in Auckland while building up her group in Australia. Susann is the Associate Editor for  BioMedical Engineering Online (Impact Factor 2). She is the co-lead of the Cardiac and Vascular Health Clinical Academic Leadership Group, focusing on optimising the uptake of proven therapies. Now based at the School of Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering and works closely with the Prince of Wales Hospital, the Graduate School of Biomedical Engineering and Computer Sciences.

 


Speaking

  • 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 Awards

 

  • RIS $250,000 3D printing $250,000
  • The Australian Academy of Sciences Travel Award for ECR, 2018
  • Heart Foundation Fellowship, 2017
  • Visiting Fellow, Stanford University, 2017
  • 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
  • Auckland Charitable Heart Trust, Research Fellowship, 2015
  • Emerging Research of the Year Award, Runner-up, 2015
  • 3min Thesis Competition, Finalist, 2014
  • Emerging Research of the Year Award, Runner-up, 2013
  • Auckland Charitable Heart Trust, Doctoral Scholarship, 2011
  • Laval University Travel Award, 2010

My Research Activities

Current Research Projects 

  • Advanced medical image analysis
  • Stent design optimisation
  • Machine learning / Deep learning to understand disease risk 
  • Arterial computational fluid dynamics (CFD) 
  • Nanomedicine 
  • Fluid-structure interactions in stented arteries 
  • Cell migration modelling 
  • Advanced 4D MRI flow 

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


My Research Supervision


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My Engagement

University affiliations
Honorary Academic at the University of Auckland 


University administrative responsibilities
Research Thesis Coordinator 
Faculty of Engineering Research Committee 
School of Mechanical and Manufacturing Chair of the IT Committee
School of Mechanical and Manufacturing Early Career Researcher (ECR) representative


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

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