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Andrea O'Connor

Head Of Biomedical Engineering
Biomedical Engineering
scaffolds
hydrogels
Nanoparticles
Biodegradable materials
Implants
science & technology
technology
materials science
physical sciences
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Prof

Andrea O'Connor

 
Division
Engineering
 
Primary Interest
Biofilms
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Prof

Andrea O'Connor

 

Professor Andrea O’Connor, BE(Hons), PhD, FIChemE is the Head of the Department of Biomedical Engineering and leads the Tissue Engineering Group at the University of Melbourne. She was a Fulbright Scholar at Massachusetts Institute of Technology in 1995-96.

Her research is focussed on design, synthesis and fabrication of biomaterials, porous materials and antimicrobial nanomaterials. She is particularly interested in strategies for scale-up of tissue engineering including vascularisation, and design of antimicrobial materials for medical implants. She has published over 80 journal articles, co-authored the chapter on Tissue Engineering for the major reference work ‘Plastic Surgery’ edited by Neligan and Gurtner, lectured on tissue engineering and biofabrication at the Bayreuth International Summer School, Germany, and was a finalist in the 2017 Graeme Clark Institute HealthTech Innovation Challenge. Andrea also led the engineering team on the world-first Neopec clinical trial of breast reconstruction using tissue engineering, showing proof-of-principle of tissue engineering of large volumes of well vascularised fat tissue. She collaborates with a range of hospitals, medical research institutes and medical device companies to improve existing products, develop new devices and solve clinical problems.

Projects

Displaying the 39 most recent projects by Andrea O'Connor.

39

Projects

Project Types


20

Research Grant


12

Research Contracts


7

Internal Research Grant


Scholarly Works

Displaying the 123 most recent scholarly works by Andrea O'Connor.

Honours, Awards and Fellowships

2017

HealthTech Innovation Challenge Commendation, Graeme Clark Institute

2014

Edward Brown Award for Teaching Excellence, University of Melbourne

2013

Melbourne School of Engineering Academic Staff Award for Teaching Excellence

2007

Best Paper Award for 2007

Anaesthesia and Intensive Care

2001

Selby Research Award

Selby Scientific Foundation

1999

Science and Technology Agency of Japan Fellowship

Science and Technology Agency of Japan

1996

Fullbright Occasional Lecturer Award

Australian-American Fulbright Commission

1995

Fulbright Postdoctoral Fellow Award - Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Australian-American Fulbright Commission

1991

Postgraduate Scholarship 3 years

Shell Australia

1987

Scholarship 3 years

Dow Chemical (Australia) Ltd

2017

FICHEME - Fellow of the Institution of Chemical Engineers


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Awards

Credentials

Positions

Positions


Head Of Biomedical Engineering

Biomedical Engineering

Associate Editor, Journal Of Biomaterials And Tissue Engineering (2011- )

Journal of Biomaterials and Tissue Engineering

Member Of The International Mesostructured Material Association

International Mesostructured Material Association

Member Of The International Zeolite Association

International Zeolite Association

Termis

Tissue Engineering & Regenerative Medicine International Society

Special Research Centre Of The Australian Research Council Based At The University Of Melbourne

Particulate Fluids Processing Centre [PFPC]

Ordinary Member

Australasian Society for Biomaterials and Tissue Engineering

Corporate Membership

IChemE

Member Aaee

Australian Association for Engineering Education

Education

Education


Doctor of Philosophy

University of Melbourne

Bachelor of Engineering

University of Melbourne

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