Dr. Feihu Zhao is a Lecturer of Biomedical Engineering in Zinekiewicz Centre for Computational Engineering (ZCCE), College of Engineering, Swansea University.
Before joining Swansea University, Feihu was a Postdoctoral Researcher in the Department of Biomedical Engineering, Eindhoven University of Technology, Netherlands (supervisors: Dr. Sandra Hofmann, Dr. Bert van Rietbergen and Prof. dr. Keita Ito). During his postdoctoral period, Feihu also held an Academic Visitor position in INSIGNEO Institute for in silico Medicine, University of Sheffield from 04/2017 to 07/2017 (host: Prof. Damien Lacroix). Feihu received his PhD degree in Biomedical Engineering from National University of Ireland, Galway, Ireland in 2016 (supervisor: Prof. Laoise M. McNamara), and a MSc(Tech) degree in Machine Automation from Tampere University of Technology, Finland in 2012 (supervisors: Prof. Pasi Kallio and Dr. Sami Pajunen).
Feihu’s research is mainly focused on using in silico approach for elucidating and optimising the micro-mechanical environment of cells for bone & cartilage tissue engineering. His research also involves using a combination of computational and experimental techniques (e.g. atomic force microscopy, microfluidics) for investigating cellular biomechanics & mechanobiology. Furthermore, his work has significant impact on cell/tissue engineering products R&D (e.g. biomaterial scaffolds, bioreactors and microfluidic devices).