PhD position at Monash University Malaysia in the field of Mechanical Ventilation

University / Institute Monash University Malaysia
Research Center/Lab (optional) School of Engineering
Project Title Model-based mechanical ventilation
Start Date 2017-01-01
End Date 2019-12-31
Funding Agency Ministry of Higher Education (MOHE)
Contact Name / Email(s) Tan Chee Pin / chiew.yeong.shiong@monash.edu
Contact Phone(s) 03-55144985
Nationality Requirements on Candidate(s) Applicants must be Malaysian citizens
Description Mechanical ventilation (MV) is one of the primary and costly therapy for respiratory failure patients in the intensive care unit (ICU). It is affecting up to 50% of ICU patients, and estimated added cost of $1500 per treatment day [1, 2]. MV seeks to provide sufficient oxygenation and maximising lung recruitment to enable recovery, without damaging healthy lung . This postgraduate research project seeks to investigate the performance of model-based mechanical ventilation treatment in the ICU in the local Malaysian community.

Model-based mechanical ventilation research is an interdisciplinary research. Interested candidates will have the opportunity to engage in a cutting edge biomedical engineering research linking practical mechanical engineering, physiological system modelling, and medical research in Malaysian hospitals. Positive findings arise from this research can significantly impact clinical practice and outcome in the local hospitals. This project extends world-class post-graduate research and addresses a real need in improving MV therapy. Done well, it could improve MV therapy for hospital in Malaysia. This project will be conducted with other national and international researchers. More importantly, it offers the opportunity to engage in publishable, biomedical engineering research with significant social impact.

Suitable candidates should typically have an engineering degree (Mechanical, Electrical, Electronics or Mechatronics). Significant amounts of the work will be done via Matlab programming.

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