Dr Rylie Green joined the Bioengineering department in 2016. She received her PhD (Biomedical Engineering) from the University of New South Wales, Australia in 2008. Dr Green’s research has been focused on developing bioactive conducting polymers for application to medical electrodes, with a specific focus on vision prostheses and cochlear implants. Specifically, she has been investigating the application of bioactive electrode coating technologies to a developmental bionic eye device (with Bionic Vision Australia), and commercial cochlear implants (with Cochlear Ltd). More recently Dr Green has been working in collaboration with GlaxoSmithKline Bioelectronics, to investigate a patented conductive hydrogel electrode concept, developed to reduce strain mismatch between implants and neural tissue. Dr Green has also tissue engineered “living electrodes” (a DARPA funded project), which will allow neural cells to synaptically interface with bionic devices.
Patton AJ, Poole-Warren LA, Green RA, 2016, Mechanisms for Imparting Conductivity to Nonconductive Polymeric Biomaterials., Macromol Biosci, Vol:16, Pages:1103-1121
et al., 2016, A critical review of cell culture strategies for modelling intracortical brain implant material reactions., Biomaterials, Vol:91, Pages:23-43
Hassarati RT, Foster LJR, Green RA, 2016, Influence of Biphasic Stimulation on Olfactory Ensheathing Cells for Neuroprosthetic Devices, Frontiers in Neuroscience, Vol:10
et al., 2015, Small bioactive molecules as dual functional co-dopants for conducting polymers, J. Mater. Chem. B, Vol:3, ISSN:2050-750X, Pages:5058-5069
et al., 2016, Biofunctionalization of conductive hydrogel coatings to support olfactory ensheathing cells at implantable electrode interfaces, 6th Indo-Australian Conference on Biomaterials, Tissue Engineering, Drug Delivery System and Regenerative Medicine, WILEY-BLACKWELL, Pages:712-722, ISSN:1552-4973