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Olivia Ng    LinkedIn

PhD Candidate, University of New South Wales, Australia.

 

PhD Topic:

"Clinical Predictive Tool for Arteriovenous Fistula (AVF) Failure"

Research interests: Computational Fluid Dynamic, Biomechanical Engineering, Blood Flow

Email: olivia.ng@unsw.edu.au

Current project: AVF Failure Prediction Model

Arteriovenous fistula (AVF) is a necessary surgically modified vascular structure to allow chronic kidney disease (CKD) patients to undergo hemodialysis. Unfortunately, complications often arise in an AVF causing it to not provide adequate blood flow to function normally.

 

My research focuses on methods to predict arteriovenous fistula (AVF) failure based on the combination of existing patient’s data and computational modelling. I work closely with vascular surgeons in the Prince of Wales Hospital to study the condition of an AVF by scanning patients with an ultrasound imaging system. With patients’ data, I aim to develop an indicator for AVF failure, by simulating close to real world condition of the AVF via computational modelling. This research aims to contribute to the on-going efforts to reduce AVF failure, and to improve the quality of life of CKD patient by effectively aid surgical planning and outcome.

Education/Employment​

2018-present PhD Mechanical Engineering, UNSW, Sydney

2016-present Casual Academic, School of Mechanical Engineering, UNSW, Sydney

2014-2017 BEng Honours Class 1 (Mechanical Engineering), UNSW, Sydney

Publications​

Conference Poster at the Annual Conference of Society for Thermal Medicine (STM):

Z.Khan, O.Ng, V.Timchenko, M.Jackson. 'Effects of variation in blood perfusion and anatomy on modelled temperature distribution during wIRA hyperthermia', Cancún, Mexico, 2017