Chances are high that you know someone who has suffered some form of heart disease. It can be incredibly deadly for so many people and their families. For those people who can't get a heart a transplant, an artificial heart can give a heart failure patient a second chance on life! 

With more patients than ever being implanted with an artificial heart, patients and clinicians have realised that these devices are "dumb". They don't automatically respond to changes in patient activitiy (sleep, exercise, straining), and so patient activities are limited. 

This project will involve investigating different methods of making artificial hearts smarter. This project can be tailored to your skill sets and interest, and could involve using a combination of any of the following

  • signal processing
  • control theory
  • artificial intelligence
  • fluid mechanics
  • computational modelling

How to Apply

Express your interest in this project by emailing Dr Michael Stevens at Include a copy of your CV and your academic transcript(s). 

School / Research Area

Graduate School of Biomedical Engineering