Dr Zeike Taylor joined the School of Mechanical Engineering as an Associate Professor in 2018. Prior to this, he was a Senior Lecturer in the Dept of Mechanical Engineering at the University of Sheffield. 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 scholarship through Optiscan Imaging Ltd. He subsequently held postdoctoral positions with the Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO) in Australia, University College London, and the University of Queensland. Within the University, he is Deputy Director of the CISTIB Centre for Computational Imaging & Simulation Technologies in Biomedicine (www.cistib.org), and a member of the Institute of Medical and Biological Engineering.
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:
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