Professor Peter Hunter – Deputy Director
Auckland Bioengineering Institute, University of Auckland
Director ABI, Co-Chair CMDT
Peter Hunter completed his Engineering and Masters of Engineering degrees at the University of Auckland before undertaking his DPhil (PhD) in Physiology at the University of Oxford where he researched finite element modelling of ventricular mechanics. Since then his major research interests have been around modelling various aspects of the human body using an anatomically and biophysically based approach which incorporates the detailed anatomical and microstructural measurements and material properties into the continuum finite element models. As recent Co-Chair of the Physiome Committee of the International Union of Physiological Sciences he is helping to lead the development of modelling standards and the use of computational methods for understanding the integrated physiological function of the body in terms of the structure and function of tissues, cells and proteins.
In 2006 Peter was elected a Fellow of the Royal Society (London). In 2009, he was awarded the Rutherford Medal, New Zealand’s top science award, as well as the KEA World Class NZ award in Research, Science, Technology and Academia.
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