Tissue engineering aims to use experimental methodologies to replace the need for human tissue and organ donation by artificially growing new tissues and organs for transplantation. Mathematical modelling will play a key role in interpreting, quantifying and ultimately optimising experimental protocols in this field. This project will illustrate how mathematical models can be used to provide new insight into experimental observations in the field of tissue engineering. This project will contribute to the emerging field of tissue engineering by examining recent experimental data regarding the formation of two-dimensional tissues from 3D-printed scaffolds. The project will produce predictive and quantitative mathematical tools that provide understanding of existing experimental observations as well as providing design tools that can be used in the planning and execution of new experiments.
Queensland University of Technology
Reuben Hill is an undergraduate Mathematics student entering his final semester at QUT. He is currently completing a double major in Applied and Computational Mathematics and
Statistical Science. Reuben has previous experience in undergraduate research and industry-sponsored projects, primarily in the fields of statistical analysis and transport-equation modelling.