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UCL Mechanical Engineering
Faculty of Engineering Sciences

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Miriam Nweze

  • Department of Mechanical Engineering

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Supervisor(s)

(1st) Dr Rebecca Shipley, (2nd) Prof Astrid Limb, (3rd) Dr Tim Baker

Research Area

Biomechanical Engineering

Research outline

Visual impairment and sight loss are costing the UK economy billions of pounds, with current treatments available unable to regenerate damaged cells and tissues in the eye. Spraying of cells directly into small rodents’ eye is one delivery mechanism that has been shown to promote cell proliferation and cell viability.

With glaucoma being the second world leading cause of blindness, developing an aerosol spray system, would promote cell delivery directly on the damaged area of the eye. This research combines computational and analytical modelling with product design and further biological knowledge.

Biography

My current research interests revolve around the use of mathematical modelling in biological settings (namely FEM and CFD) and how they are continuously revolutionized the world of Medicine. Academic experience- prior to UCL I worked as a Teaching Assistant for almost 2 years at Queen Mary University of London, subsequently awarded as an Associate Fellow of the Higher Education Academy since 2014.

I am currently working as Senior Postgraduate Teaching Assistant supporting Engineering Undergraduates with ‘Design & Professional Skills’ and ‘Mathematical Modelling & Analysis II’. In partnership with the IEP and the Brilliant Club, developed the Key Stage 2 Ice Cream Project. I am always opened to new teaching and learning experiences. My interests are health and fitness, languages and arts.

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