Dr Mark McEwen

Biomedical Engineer, Academic Status

College of Medicine and Public Health

place Flinders Medical Centre (3E:121)
GPO Box 2100, Adelaide 5001, South Australia

Mark is a Biomedical Engineer in the Flinders Biomedical Engineering Department, Construction and Development Group. The Department has substantial engineering tools, technical expertise and 40 years’ experience in developing & supporting biomedical devices for research and clinical use.
The Flinders Biomedical Engineering Department supports the College of Medicine and Public Health by providing solutions to technical problems, and developing biomedical devices and innovative tools for world-class research, including:

  • Wireless, and wired systems for optogenetics research into pain control
  • Indocyanine Green (ICG) fluorescence imager, for investigating lymphatic pathway generation in flap tissue after reconstructive surgery
  • Angiosterrometer for studying early diagnosis of lipoedema
  • Electrode arrays and amplifiers for researching EEG
  • Pupilometry, for measuring the mental effort involved in discerning sound in the presence of background noise
  • Mechanical manipulation and force measuring instruments for studying stretch cycles in intestinal tissue
  • Controlled light/temperature environments for investigating brown adipose tissue
  • Hypoallergenic boiling and drying devices for oral immunotherapy trials with nuts
  • Custom tissue support baths, enabling tissue to be studied within minutes of excision from patients

The Flinders Biomedical Engineering Department mentors Advanced Studies students during the development & trialling of biomedical devices and concepts; some examples include: early schleroderma diagnosis tools, estimating blood loss during labour and delivery and developing lymphoedema assessment methods.

Qualifications

PhD, Flinders University, 2010

BEng, Biomedical, Hons, Flinders University, 2003

BSc, Flinders University, 2003

AscDipMechEng, TAFE, 1992

Honours, awards and grants

Flinders University Medal, 2003

Institution of Engineers Australia Medal, 2003

School of Informatics and Engineering Medal, 2003

TAFE DUX of Course Medal, 1992

TAFE Caddsman Bureau Award, 1992

Research interests
Photoplethysmography
Lymphoedema measurement
Biological fluid warming & cooling
Publications

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