Susann Beier

Senior Lecturer

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. 

 

    Journal articles
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    Gharleghi R; Wright H; Luvio V; Jepson N; Luo Z; Senthurnathan A; Babaei B; Prusty BG; Ray T; Beier S, 2021, 'A multi-objective optimization of stent geometries', Journal of biomechanics, vol. 125, pp. 110575, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jbiomech.2021.110575
    2021
    Gharleghi R; Dessalles CA; Lal R; McCraith S; Sarathy K; Jepson N; Otton J; Barakat AI; Beier S, 2021, '3D Printing for Cardiovascular Applications: From End-to-End Processes to Emerging Developments', Annals of Biomedical Engineering, vol. 49, pp. 1598 - 1618, http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s10439-021-02784-1
    2021
    Xue H; Luo Z; Brown T; Beier S, 2020, 'Design of Self-Expanding Auxetic Stents Using Topology Optimization', Frontiers in Bioengineering and Biotechnology, vol. 8, http://dx.doi.org/10.3389/fbioe.2020.00736
    2020
    Bautista F; Gharleghi R; Beier S, 2020, '353 In Vivo Like Coronary Phantoms With Disease and Anisotropic Behaviour', Heart, Lung and Circulation, vol. 29, pp. S193 - S193, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.hlc.2020.09.360
    2020
    Senthurnathan A; Gharleghi R; Prusty G; Beier S, 2020, '614 Longitudinal Strength of Coronary Stents – A Validation Study', Heart, Lung and Circulation, vol. 29, pp. S314 - S314, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.hlc.2020.09.621
    2020
    Senthurnathan A; Gharleghi R; Wright H; Liu J; Prusty G; Ray T; Beier S, 2020, '596 Assessment of Longitudinal Integrity of Stents Optimized for Haemodynamic Performance', Heart, Lung and Circulation, vol. 29, pp. S305 - S306, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.hlc.2020.09.603
    2020
    Gharleghi R; Samarasinghe G; Sowmya A; Beier S, 2020, '377 Machine Learning to Predict Hemodynamic Risk in Left Main Bifurcations', Heart, Lung and Circulation, vol. 29, pp. S207 - S207, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.hlc.2020.09.384
    2020
    Beier S; Ormiston J; Webster M; Medrano P; Masoud-Ansari S; Cowan B, 2019, 'Coronary Artery Shape as a New Biomarker - Anatomical Features Linked to Adverse Haemodynamics', Heart, Lung and Circulation, vol. 28, pp. S245 - S245, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.hlc.2019.06.261
    2019
    Ormiston JO; Kassab GK; Finet GF; Chatzizisis YSC; Foin NF; Mickley TJM; Chiastra CC; Murasato YM; Hikichi TH; Wentzel JJW; Darremont OD; Iwasaki IK; Lefevre TL; Louvard YL; Beier S; Hojeibane HH; Netravali AN; Wooton JW; Cowan BC; Webster MIW; Medrano PM; Stankovic GS, 2017, 'Bench Testing and Coronary Artery Bifurcations: A Consensus Document from the European Bifurcation Club.', Eurointervention, vol. 13, pp. e1794 - e1803, http://dx.doi.org/10.4244/EIJ-D-17-00270
    2017
    Medrano-Gracia P; Ormiston J; Webster M; Beier S; Ellis C; Wang C; Smedby Ö; Young A; Cowan B, 2017, 'A Study of Coronary Bifurcation Shape in a Normal Population', Journal of Cardiovascular Translational Research, vol. 10, pp. 82 - 90, http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s12265-016-9720-2
    2017
    Medrano-Gracia P; Ormiston J; Webster M; Beier S; Young A; Ellis C; Wang C; Smedby Ö; Cowan B, 2016, 'A computational atlas of normal coronary artery anatomy', EuroIntervention, vol. 12, pp. 845 - 854, http://dx.doi.org/10.4244/EIJV12I7A139
    2016
    Beier S; Ormiston J; Webster M; Cater J; Norris S; Medrano-Gracia P; Young A; Cowan B, 2016, 'Impact of bifurcation angle and other anatomical characteristics on blood flow - A computational study of non-stented and stented coronary arteries', Journal of Biomechanics, vol. 49, pp. 1570 - 1582, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jbiomech.2016.03.038
    2016
    Beier S; Ormiston J; Webster M; Cater J; Norris S; Medrano-Gracia P; Young A; Cowan BR, 2016, 'A new method to quantify coronary flow conditions using dynamically scaled in vitro phase contrast magnetic resonance imaging', Journal of Cardiovascular Magnetic Resonance, vol. 18, pp. P103 - P103, http://dx.doi.org/10.1186/1532-429x-18-s1-p103
    2016
    Beier S; Ormiston JA; Webster MW; Cater JE; Norris SE; Medrano-Gracia P; Young AA; Cowan BR, 2016, 'Dynamically scaled phantom phase contrast MRI compared to true-scale computational modeling of coronary artery flow', Journal of Magnetic Resonance Imaging, vol. 44, pp. 983 - 992, http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/jmri.25240
    2016
    Beier S; Ormiston J; Webster M; Cater J; Norris S; Medrano-Gracia P; Young A; Cowan B, 2016, 'Hemodynamics in Idealized Stented Coronary Arteries: Important Stent Design Considerations', Annals of Biomedical Engineering, vol. 44, pp. 315 - 329, http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s10439-015-1387-3
    2016
    Beier S; Ormiston JO; Webster MW; Cater JC; Norris SN; Medrano PM; Young AY; Cowan BC, 2015, 'Overcoming spatio-temporal limitations using dynamically scaled in vitro PC-MRI-A comparison to real scale CFD of idealised, stented and patient left main geometries', MICCAI
    2015
    Medrano PM; Ormiston JO; Webster MW; Beier S; Ellis CE; Wang CW; Cowan BC; Young AY, 2015, 'A Statistical Model of the Main Bifurcation of the Left Coronary Artery using Coherent Point Drift', miccai
    2015
    Medrano ; Ormiston ; Webster ; Beier S; Ellis ; Wang CW; Cowan BC; Young AY, 2014, 'Construction of a coronary artery atlas from CT angiography', International Conference on Medical Image Computing and Computer-Assisted, vol. 17, pp. 513 - 520
    2014
    Beier S; Ormiston J; Webster M; Cater J; Medrano-Gracia P; Young A; Cowan BR, 2014, 'Coronary artery bifurcation haemodynamics - comparison between phase contrast MRI and computational fluid dynamics', Journal of Cardiovascular Magnetic Resonance, vol. 16, pp. P224 - P224, http://dx.doi.org/10.1186/1532-429x-16-s1-p224
    2014
    Beier S; Ormiston J; Webster M; Cater J; Medrano-Gracia P; Young A; Cowan B, 2013, 'Ex-Vivo Stented Coronary Artery Hemodynamics Using 4D Flow Measurements and Computational Flow Dynamics (CFD)', Heart, Lung and Circulation, vol. 22, pp. S40 - S41, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.hlc.2013.05.096
    2013
    Ormiston JA; Beier S; Cowan B; Webster MWI, 2012, 'Reply', JACC: Cardiovascular Interventions, vol. 5, pp. 362 - 363, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jcin.2012.02.001
    2012
    Fortin H; Kandev N; Fafard M, 2012, 'FEM analysis of voltage drop in the anode connector induced by steel stub diameter reduction', Finite Elements in Analysis and Design, vol. 52, pp. 71 - 82, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.finel.2011.10.006
    2012
    Beier S; Chen JJJC; Fortin HF; Fafard MF, 2011, 'FEM analysis of the anode connection in aluminium reduction cells', Journal of Light Metals, pp. 979 - 984, http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/9781118061992.ch167
    2011
    Conference Papers
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    Gharleghi R; Samarasinghe G; Sowmya A; Beier S, 2020, 'Deep Learning for Time Averaged Wall Shear Stress Prediction in Left Main Coronary Bifurcations', in Proceedings - International Symposium on Biomedical Imaging, pp. 818 - 821, http://dx.doi.org/10.1109/ISBI45749.2020.9098715
    2020
    Shen C; Canchi T; Gharleghi R; Beier S, 2020, 'Impact of Curvature, Bifurcation and Stenting on Secondary Flow in Idealised and Realistic Coronary Arteries', in Proceedings of the 22nd Australasian Fluid Mechanics Conference AFMC2020, The University of Queensland, presented at 22nd Australasian Fluid Mechanics Conference AFMC2020, http://dx.doi.org/10.14264/9d492ee
    2020
    Gharleghi R; Wright H; Khullar S; Liu J; Ray T; Beier S, 2019, 'Advanced Multi-objective Design Analysis to Identify Ideal Stent Design', in Lecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics), Shenzhen, China, pp. 193 - 200, presented at MLMECH, Shenzhen, China, 13 October 2019, http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-33327-0_23
    2019
    Wang L; Tian F; Beier S, 2019, 'An immersed boundary method for hemodynamics involving complex geometries', in ACCM4, Hobart, Tasmania, Australia, presented at The 4th Australasian Conference on Computational Mechanics, Hobart, Tasmania, Australia, 28 November 2019 - 29 November 2019
    2019
    Masoud-Ansari S; Ormiston J; Webster M; Pontre B; Cowan B; Beier S, 2019, 'Towards validating stent induced micro flow patterns in left main coronary artery bifurcations', in Proceedings of the Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society, EMBS, pp. 5749 - 5752, http://dx.doi.org/10.1109/EMBC.2019.8856419
    2019
    Beier S; Ormiston J; Webster M; Cater J; Norris S; Medrano-Gracia P; Young A; Gilbert K; Cowan B, 2016, 'Overcoming spatio-temporal limitations using dynamically scaled in vitro PC-MRI - A flow field comparison to true-scale computer simulations of idealized, stented and patient-specific left main bifurcations', in Proceedings of the Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society, EMBS, pp. 1220 - 1223, http://dx.doi.org/10.1109/EMBC.2016.7590925
    2016
    Medrano-Gracia P; Ormiston J; Webster M; Beier S; Ellis C; Wang C; Young AA; Cowan BR, 2014, 'Construction of a coronary artery atlas from CT angiography', in Lecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics), pp. 513 - 520, http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-10470-6_64
    2014
    Beier S; Chen JJJ; Fortin H; Fafard M, 2011, 'FEM analysis of the anode connection in aluminium reduction cells', in TMS Light Metals, pp. 979 - 984
    2011
    Book Chapters
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    Beier S; Ormiston J; Webster M; Cater J; Norris S; Medrano-Gracia P; Young A; Cowan B, 2017, 'Chapter 9 Vascular Hemodynamics with Computational Modeling and Experimental Studies', in Computing and Visualization for Intravascular Imaging and Computer-Assisted Stenting, pp. 227 - 251, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/b978-0-12-811018-8.00009-6
    2017
    Ormiston JA; Webber B; Sathananthan J; Medrano-Gracia P; Beier S; Webster MWI, 2017, 'Bench testing for polymeric bioresorbable scaffolds', in Bioresorbable Scaffolds, CRC Press, pp. 53 - 59, http://dx.doi.org/10.1201/9781315380629-8
    2017
    Scanlon JS; Onuma OY; Serruys PS; Deitzel JD; Ormiston JO; Webber BW; Sathananthan J; Medrano PM; Beier S; Webster MW, 2017, 'From bench test to preclinical assessment', in Bioresorbable Scaffolds: From Basic Concept to Clinical Applications
    2017
    Ormiston JO; Webber BW; SATHANANTHAN JS; Medrano PM; Beier S; Webster MW, 2017, 'Bench testing for polymeric bioresorbable scaffolds', in Bioresorbable Scaffolds: From Basic Concept to Clinical Applications, pp. 53 - 59, http://dx.doi.org/10.1201/9781315380629
    2017
    Beier S; Ormiston J; Webster M; Cater J; Norris S; Medrano-Gracia P; Young A; Cowan B, 2017, 'Vascular Hemodynamics with Computational Modeling and Experimental Studies', in Computing and Visualization for Intravascular Imaging and Computer-Assisted Stenting, pp. 227 - 251, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/B978-0-12-811018-8.00009-6
    2017

     

    • 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
    • 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
    • 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. 

    MECH9650 Micro- and Biofluidics