Imperial College London

MissZhengchuTan

Faculty of EngineeringDepartment of Mechanical Engineering

Research Associate
 
 
 
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564City and Guilds BuildingSouth Kensington Campus

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Summary

 

Summary

Zhengchu received her MEng in Mechanical with Nuclear Engineering at Imperial College with 1st Class Honours. The Master's project focused on the simulation of needle insertions with novel motion profiles. She is now pursuing a PhD in the Tribology group at Imperial College.

PhD Research Title: Numerical and Experimental Fracture Mechanic Approach to Needle Insertion Crack Growth of Soft Tissue

The focus of this project is the development of a composite hydrogel (CH) constituting of poly(vinyl) alcohol (PVA) and phytagel that is able to match the complex viscoelastic behaviour of brain. Cell viability of the CH substrate is also investigated, therefore extending the research to include mechanobiology and regenerative medicine studies.



Publications

Journals

Tan Z, Dini D, Rodriguez y Baena F, et al., 2018, Composite hydrogel: A high fidelity soft tissue mimic for surgery, Materials and Design, Vol:160, ISSN:0264-1275, Pages:886-894

Tan Z, Parisi C, Di Silvio L, et al., 2017, Cryogenic 3D printing of super soft hydrogels, Scientific Reports, Vol:7, ISSN:2045-2322

Conference

Tan Z, Forte A, Rodriguez y Baena F, et al., Needle-tissue interactions during convection enhanced drug delivery in neurosurgery, International Conference on BioTribology

Tan Z, Forte AE, Parisi C, et al., Composite hydrogel: A new tool for reproducing the mechanicalbehaviour of soft human tissues, WTC 2017

Tan Z, Bernardini A, Konstantinou I, et al., Diffusion Measurement and Modelling, European Robotics Forum 2017

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