Miriam Nweze

PhD Student: Sep 2014 - current

Academic Background

Miriam obtained her MEng (Hons) in Medical Engineering at Queen Mary University of London in 2012. Her third year project with Dr Jens-Dominik Mueller involved carrying out a sensitivity study of blood flows within basilar cerebral aneurysms, using interactive medical imaging control systems to extract patient-specific data to generate 3D models of the artery. Miriam’s fourth year project involved working with Corin Group, a global leader in orthopedic innovation, to develop and validate a musculoskeletal computational model of a femur for testing novel hip prostheses, under the supervision of Professors Julia Shelton and James Busfield.

Miriam earned her positon as Teaching Assistant at Queen Mary University of London for almost two years, supporting undergraduate Engineering and Material Science students and establishing new outreach programmes for prospective students. Miriam subsequently joined the Enterprise Hub at the Royal Academy of Engineering, supporting outstanding engineering academics in the UK developing their technology, by coordinating training programmes with some of the UK most successful entrepreneurs and business leaders. Miriam contributed in organizing events celebrating engineering and played a lead role in launching the first Enterprise Hub Annual Showcase in 2014, featuring prominent business icons such as Sir Robin Saxby FREng and Dr Hermann Hauser CBE FREng FRS.

Miriam joined UCL in September 2014 for a four-year DTP in Medical Device Innovation with the Institute for Healthcare Engineering.  Miriam’s current research involves developing an aerosol spray system to deliver stem cell-derived neurons onto large areas of the inner human retina. This research combines computational and analytical modelling with product design and further biological knowledge. Miriam is currently actively involved as a Postgraduate Teaching Assistant with the Integrated Engineering Programme here at UCL.

Miriam is funded through the UCL DTP in Medical Device Innovation within the Institute for Healthcare Engineering.

Qualifications

  • MRes Medical Technology Entrepreneurship, University College London (2015)
  •  MEng (Hons) Medical Engineering, Queen Mary University of London (2012)

Conference Proceedings

  • M.Nweze, T.Baker, A.Limb, R.J.Shipley (2016) Mathematical modelling as a tool to inform the design of spray systems for cell-based therapies’ 16thTCES Annual Meeting, 4-6 July 2016,European Cells and Material. 32(4):126. University College London, London.
  • M.Nweze, T.Baker, A.Limb, R.J.Shipley (2016) Mathematical modelling as a tool to inform the design of spray systems for cell-based therapies. In Future Investigator of Regenerative Medicine Symposium. 26th-29th September 2016, Girona- Spain.
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