- Professor Cameron Brown
- Professor of Biomedical Engineering & Director, MERF
Science and Engineering Faculty,
Chemistry, Physics, Mechanical Engineering,
Biomedical Engineering and Medical Physics
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Institute of Health Biomedical Innovation (IHBI),
IHBI Science and Engineering Projects,
IHBI Chem Physics Mech Engineering - IPTM
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PhD (Queensland University of Technology), Bachelor of Engineering (Medical) (Queensland University of Technology)
Professor Cameron Brown has recently returned from the University of Oxford to commence his role as Chair of Biomedical Engineering and Director of the Medical Research Facility (MERF).
The Brown Group is currently accepting applications for up to four higher degree research projects. Email email@example.com to discuss research opportunities, or to submit your expression of interest.
Academic and professional background
Cameron Brown read Medical Engineering at QUT and received the Best Overall Engineering Project prize for his honours project design of an anechoic and electromagnetically modulated test chamber for hearing aid telecoils. He returned for his PhD, and was awarded the University’s Outstanding Thesis prize for 2008. Professor Brown then joined the Italy-Québéc Joint Laboratory in Nanostructured Materials for Energy, Catalysis and Biomedical Applications, working in Rome and Montreal. As a FRSQ Fellow, he led an investigation into spider silk nanomechanics, particularly toughening mechanisms related to protein-water interactions, protein distribution and fibril interactions. In addition to its outstanding mechanical properties, the green chemistry and scalability of spider silk synthesis provide an excellent biomimetic target for the development of biomaterials and other high performance fibre-based materials.
Professor Brown moved to the Botnar Research Centre, University of Oxford in 2010, and has led the Photonics, Mechanics and Modelling of Biomedical Materials Group since 2012. The Brown Group combines advanced experimental and computational techniques to provide new insights into the structure-function relationships in biomedical materials. While focussing on musculoskeletal tissues and related biomaterials, the group maintains an active interest in other high-performance biological materials including spider silk and ivory. The Brown Group is also involved in a number of translational activities, including the development of new optics-based diagnostic devices, scalable nanostructured surfaces and 3D constructs for regenerative medicine, new tools and approaches for knee surgery, and automated analysis/interpretation techniques for MRI.