Dr Amr Al Abed
Lecturer

Dr Amr Al Abed

PhD Biomedical Engineering, 2012, University of New South Wales
Masters of Biomedical Engineering, 2006, University of New South Wales
Bachelor of Medical Sciences (1st class Honours), 2004, University of New South Wales

Engineering
Grad Sch: Biomedical Eng

Amr Al Abed is a Senior Research Associate with the Graduate School of Biomedical Engineering. I work at the junction of computational modelling, biomedical instrumentation and cardiac and neural electrophysiology. I have extensive expertise in biocomputational simulations with the experimental skills essential for model validation and a focus on translation, applying these models to design medical devices for cardiac bionics, gene therapy, and brain-machine interfaces.

 

 

Location
Graduate School of Biomedical Engineering Samuels Building (F25) The University of New South Wales Sydney, NSW 2052 Australia
  • Journal articles | 2020
    Alharbi Y; Otton J; Muller DWM; Geelan-Small P; Lovell NH; Al Abed A; Dokos S, 2020, 'Predicting the outcome of transcatheter mitral valve implantation using image-based computational models', Journal of Cardiovascular Computed Tomography, vol. 14, pp. 335 - 342, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jcct.2019.11.016
    Journal articles | 2019
    Chan BT; Ahmad Bakir A; Al Abed A; Dokos S; Leong CN; Ooi EH; Lim R; Lim E, 2019, 'Impact of myocardial infarction on intraventricular vortex and flow energetics assessed using computational simulations', International Journal for Numerical Methods in Biomedical Engineering, vol. 35, pp. e3204, http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/cnm.3204
    Journal articles | 2019
    Guo T; Tsai D; Yang CY; Al Abed A; Twyford P; Fried SI; Morley JW; Suaning GJ; Dokos S; Lovell NH, 2019, 'Mediating retinal ganglion cell spike rates using high-frequency electrical stimulation', Frontiers in Neuroscience, vol. 13, http://dx.doi.org/10.3389/fnins.2019.00413
    Journal articles | 2019
    Pinyon JL; von Jonquieres G; Crawford EN; Duxbury M; Al Abed A; Lovell NH; Klugmann M; Wise AK; Fallon JB; Shepherd RK; Birman CS; Lai W; McAlpine D; McMahon C; Carter PM; Enke YL; Patrick JF; Schilder AGM; Marie C; Scherman D; Housley GD, 2019, 'Neurotrophin gene augmentation by electrotransfer to improve cochlear implant hearing outcomes', Hearing Research, vol. 380, pp. 137 - 149, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.heares.2019.06.002
    Journal articles | 2018
    Al Abed A; Srinivas H; Firth J; Ladouceur F; Lovell NH; Silvestri L, 2018, 'A biopotential optrode array: operation principles and simulations', Scientific Reports, vol. 8, pp. 2690, http://dx.doi.org/10.1038/s41598-018-20182-x
    Journal articles | 2018
    Bakir AA; Al Abed A; Stevens MC; Lovell NH; Dokos S, 2018, 'A multiphysics biventricular cardiac model: Simulations with a left-ventricular assist device', Frontiers in Physiology, vol. 9, http://dx.doi.org/10.3389/fphys.2018.01259
    Journal articles | 2018
    Chan BT; Yeoh HK; Liew YM; Dokos S; Al Abed A; Chee KH; Abdul Aziz YF; Sridhar GS; Chinna K; Lim E, 2018, 'Quantitative analysis of intraventricular flow-energetics and vortex in ischaemic hearts', Coronary Artery Disease, vol. 29, pp. 316 - 324, http://dx.doi.org/10.1097/MCA.0000000000000596
    Journal articles | 2017
    Barriga-Rivera A; Guo T; Yang CY; Abed AA; Dokos S; Lovell NH; Morley JW; Suaning GJ, 2017, 'High-amplitude electrical stimulation can reduce elicited neuronal activity in visual prosthesis', Scientific Reports, vol. 7, http://dx.doi.org/10.1038/srep42682
    Journal articles | 2017
    Cameron MA; Al Abed A; Buskila Y; Dokos S; Lovell NH; Morley JW, 2017, 'Differential effect of brief electrical stimulation on voltage-gated potassium channels', Journal of Neurophysiology, vol. 117, pp. 2014 - 2024, http://dx.doi.org/10.1152/jn.00915.2016
    Journal articles | 2016
    Al Abed A; Lovell NH; Dokos S, 2016, 'Local heterogeneous electrical restitution properties of rabbit atria', Journal of Cardiovascular Electrophysiology, vol. 27, pp. 743 - 753, http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/jce.12968
    Journal articles | 2013
    Al Abed A; Guo T; Lovell NH; Dokos S, 2013, 'Optimisation of ionic models to fit tissue action potentials: Application to 3D atrial modelling', Computational and Mathematical Methods in Medicine, vol. 2013, http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2013/951234
    Journal articles | 2013
    Chan BT; Abu Osman NA; Lim E; Chee KH; Abdul Aziz YF; Abed AA; Lovell NH; Dokos S, 2013, 'Sensitivity Analysis of Left Ventricle with Dilated Cardiomyopathy in Fluid Structure Simulation', PLoS ONE, vol. 8, http://dx.doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0067097
  • Conference Papers | 2019
    Leong CO; Leong CN; Abed AA; Ahmad Bakir A; Liew YM; Dokos S; Lim E, 2019, 'Computational Modelling of the Effect of Infarct Stiffness on Regional Myocardial Mechanics', in Proceedings of the Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society, EMBS, IEEE, United States, pp. 6952 - 6955, presented at 2019 41st Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine & Biology Society (EMBC), United States, 23 July 2019 - 27 July 2019, http://dx.doi.org/10.1109/EMBC.2019.8856771
    Conference Papers | 2019
    Wei Y; Al Abed A; Gouailhardou N; Wang H; Lei X; Ladouceur F; Lehmann T; Lovell NH; Silvestri L, 2019, 'Optically measuring nerve activity based on an electro-optical detection system', in Proceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering. Biophotonics Australasia 2019, Society of Photo-optical Instrumentation Engineers, Melbourne, presented at ANZCOP, Melbourne, 08 December 2019 - 12 December 2019, http://dx.doi.org/10.1117/12.2540053
    Conference Papers | 2018
    Alqahtani A; Abed AA; Anderson EE; Lovell NH; Dokos S, 2018, 'A Multi-Domain Continuum Model of Electrical Stimulation of Healthy and Degenerate Retina', in Conference proceedings : ... Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society. IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society. Annual Conference, United States, pp. 6117 - 6120, United States, http://dx.doi.org/10.1109/EMBC.2018.8513665
    Conference Papers | 2017
    Alqahtani A; Abed AA; Guo T; Lovell NH; Dokos S, 2017, 'A continuum model of electrical stimulation of multi-compartmental retinal ganglion cells', in Proceedings of the Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society, EMBS, Seogwipo, South Korea, pp. 2716 - 2719, presented at 2017 39th Annual International Conference of the IEEE, Seogwipo, South Korea, 11 July 2017 - 15 July 2017, http://dx.doi.org/10.1109/EMBC.2017.8037418
    Conference Papers | 2015
    Al Abed A; Lovell NH; Suaning G; Dokos S, 2015, 'A model of electrical stimulation of a retinal cell population using a multi-electrode array', in Proceedings of the Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society, EMBS, pp. 2287 - 2290, http://dx.doi.org/10.1109/EMBC.2015.7318849
    Conference Papers | 2013
    Al Abed A; Lovell NH; Suaning GJ; Dokos S, 2013, 'A continuum neuronal tissue model based on a two-compartmental representation of cells', in Proceedings of the Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society, EMBS, pp. 6543 - 6546, http://dx.doi.org/10.1109/EMBC.2013.6611054
    Conference Papers | 2012
    Chan BT; Ong C; Lim E; Abu Osman NA; Al Abed A; Lovell NH; Dokos S, 2012, 'Simulation of left ventricle flow dynamics with dilated cardiomyopathy during the filling phase', in Proceedings of the Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society, EMBS, Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc., Piscataway, USA, pp. 6289 - 6292, presented at 34th Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society, EMBS 2012, San Diego, CA, 28 August 2012 - 01 September 2012, http://dx.doi.org/10.1109/EMBC.2012.6347432

Optical-electrodes 'optrodes': We use light to sense electrophysiology signals. Development of rigid and flexible multi-optrode arrays and associated photodectection and acquisition systems for cardiac rhythm mapping and neural interfacing.

Technology for gene delivery: Computational simulation and development of devices for gene electrotransfer.

Computational cardiology: 3D multiphysics simulations of the heart to inform device development and planning of clinical procedures.

Cardiac physiome: Mathematical modelling of ion channels to tissue electrophysiology, and large-scale parameter optimisation of models to fit experimental recordings.