Dr. Zeike Taylor

Dr. Zeike Taylor

Dr Zeike Taylor joined the Department as a Lecturer in 2011. Prior to this, he obtained a first class degree in Mechanical Engineering and a PhD in Biomechanical Engineering from the University of Western Australia in 2002 and 2006, respectively. For the latter he was supported by a competitive Australian Postgraduate Award scholarship and an industrial top-up scholarship through Optiscan Imaging Ltd. He has since held postdoctoral positions with the Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO) in Australia, University College London (UCL), and the University of Queensland (UQ). He was also awarded an Honorary Lectureship at UCL upon his departure from that institution. Within the University, he is a member of the CISTIB Centre for Computational Imaging & Simulation Technologies in Biomedicine (www.cistib.org), and of the Insigneo Institute for in silico Medicine (www.insigneo.org).


Dr Taylor’s main area of research is soft tissue modelling and simulation, in particular with application to problems in interactive surgical simulation, and systems for therapy planning and guidance. His team has ongoing projects in mathematical modelling of soft tissues, numerical solution methods, image-based modelling, and applications of these in various clinical domains. Particular areas of focus include:

  • Computational methods for real-time surgical simulation
  • Computational model-based surgical planning, optimisation and guidance
  • Model-based methods for medical image computing
  • High-performance computing on graphics hardware (GPUs)
  • Open source software development for image-based modelling
  • Constitutive modeling of soft tissues

CISTIB develops the open source medical imaging and modelling platform, GIMIAS: www.gimias.org

Check out our GPU-based FE package NiftySim, here: http://sourceforge.net/projects/niftysim

Contact Details

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    Department of Mechanical Engineering Sir Frederick Mappin Building
  • City
    Mappin Street, Sheffield
  • State or Province
    South Yorkshire
  • Zip Code
    S1 3JD
  • Country
    United Kingdom
  • Telephone
    +44 (0) 114 222 7719
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    +44 (0) 114 222 7890