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Associate Professor Mia Woodruff

Science and Engineering Faculty,
Chemistry, Physics, Mechanical Engineering,
Biomedical Engineering and Medical Physics


Associate Professor Mia Woodruff
Associate Professor
Science and Engineering Faculty,
Chemistry, Physics, Mechanical Engineering,
Biomedical Engineering and Medical Physics
IHBI Membership
Institute of Health Biomedical Innovation (IHBI),
IHBI Science and Engineering Projects,
IHBI Chem Physics Mech Engineering - IPTM
Discipline *
Biomedical Engineering, Biochemistry and Cell Biology, Engineering Design
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Phd Materials Engineering (University of Nottingham)

Professional memberships
and associations
  • ASMR (Australian Medical Society of Medical Research)
  • TERMIS (Tissue Engineering and Regenerative Medicine)
  • TCES (Tissue and Cell Engineering Society, UK)
  • ASBTE (Australian Society of Biomaterials and Tissue Engineering)
* Field of Research code, Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification (ANZSRC), 2008


Broad Area of Research: Othopaedics PhD, masters, and research-placement opportunities are available – please contact me directly. Main Areas of Research

  • Composite scaffolds for tissue engineering
  • Electrospinning – melt and solution
  • In vivo models for bone regeneration
  • Cell culture and in vitro biocompatibility studies for new biomaterials
  • Microsphere production for growth factor delivery
  • Histology and uCT assessment of biomaterial implants
  • Large animal models, large bone explants histology processing using PMMA resin embedding

External Grants 

  • 2013-2016ARC Linkage. Smart-Matrix™ approaches towards neo vascularisation in bone repair. Woodruff, Blackwood, Macneil, Couzens
  • 2013-2016  -  ARC Linkage. A novel electrospraying technology platform for controlled and targeted growth factor delivery. Woodruff Shakesheff, Couzens
  • 2013-2016 –  NHMRC Development Grant. The reconstruction of large segmental bone defects using patient-specific tissue engineered constructsHutmacher, Schuetz, Woodruff, Epari, Dickinson, Saifzedah, Sommerville, Steck.
  • 2011-2014 - ARC Linkage. Development of new scaffolds for bone repair comprising PCL & strontium- substituted bioactive glasses. Woodruff, Crawford, Stevens (UK)
  • 2010-2013: ARC Linkage. Bone Tissue Engineering using innovative tubular dual layered nnofiber meshes. Hutmacher, Woodruff, Saifzedah, Crawford, Guldberg, Mooney, Pearce.
  • 2010-2011: AOCMF Grant: Regeneration of a critical-sized mandibular defect by using an innovative bone engineering strategy. Hutmacher, Woodruff, Saifzedah.
  • 2009 – 2011: ARC Discovery. Design and Fabrication of an engineered bone graft system by combining a composite scaffold and growth factor delivery system.      CI Hutmacher, Woodruff, Guldberg Shakesheff.

Internal Grants

  • 2014

Equipment - Histology – Decalcifier

  •  2013

Equipment -

  •  2012

Equipment -

  • 2011

Equipment -

  • 2010
  • $6,000 – IHBI Faculty Equipment, Sledge Microtome (Part Contribution)
  • $6,000 – BEE Faculty Equipment, Sledge microtome (Part contribution)


  • $50,000 – BEE Faculty Equipment, Tissue Processor application with Roland Steck

Career History

  • 2013-present: Associate Professor 2010-present: Group Leader Biomaterials and Tissue Morphology Group 2009 – 2010: Senior Research Fellow, Regenerative Medicine Group, IHBI, QUT 2006 – 2009: Post Doctoral Research Fellow, National University of Singapore   Fellowships: ARC, APD(I) Fellowship 2011-2013 QUT Vice Chancellor’s Research Fellowship 2010-2013
This information has been contributed by Associate Professor Mia Woodruff.


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