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Biomedical Engineering Research Group

 

Faculty​   
Dr. Zartasha Mustansar                                                                                    
PhD, University of Manchester, UK
Research interests:
  • Finite Element Method (FEM)
  • X-ray micro-Computed Tomography (XCT)/
  • Image-based modeling
  • Medical Imaging
  • Physics based modeling
  • Computational modeling and simulations
  • Supercomputers
  • Biomechanics
  • Virtual reality visualization & Research Methods
  • Vertebrate Palaeontology.
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    Research Projects​

  • Electromagnetic Based Impedance Tomography using Realistic Human Head Model

  • Investigation of Intra Cranial Pressure (ICP) in brain tumor models & Automatic detection of brain tumors  

  • Investigating Locomotion Performance Using Evolutionary robotics simulation program and its Possible Optimization

  • Investigation of Mechanical strength of teeth in different conditions treated endodontically

  • Patient-Specific Study of Femoral Necrosis using Finite Element Analysis

  • Fracture mechanics of bones                                  

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    Facilities  
     We are known to be a research software hub, at NUST and house a supercomputer as well with the speed of 132 Teraflops, which serves as an academic venture nationally & internationally. ​

     
    Students​
    1.    Awais Munawar Qureshi
    Title:    Electromagnetic Based Impedance Tomography using Realistic Human Head Model
    Student:    Awais Munawar Qureshi, PhD Research Student RCMS
    Timeline:    Nov, 2015 to Nov, 2017
    Supervisor:    Dr. Zartasha Mustansar (RCMS)
    Electromagnetic based Impedance Tomography (EMIT) employing Microwave Imaging technique has the potential for rapid brain stroke detection, differentiation and continuous monitoring. EMIT relies on the significant contrast between dielectric properties of the normal and abnormal brain tissues. An EMIT-based brain imaging system offers the possibility of a low-cost, portable and fast detection imaging modality for stroke diagnostics, which can supplement current brain imaging tools (CT, MRI or PET) due to its safe non-ionizing and non-invasive features.
     
    2.    Maria Rathore
    Title: Investigation of Intra Cranial Pressure (ICP) in brain tumor models & Automatic detection of brain tumors.
    Student:    Maria Rathore MS Research Student RCMS
    Timeline:    September, 2015 to February, 2017
    Supervisor:    Dr. Zartasha Mustansar (RCMS)
    Motivated by the need for methods to aid in determining intracranial pressure of patients having brain tumor, we present a three-dimensional (3D) mechanical model for simulating large deformations induced by tumors to the surrounding tissues. The model is initialized with 3D MRI images and is implemented using the finite element (FE) method. To investigate ICP in the brains with tumors, we are trying to develop tumor based ICP brain models. The model is controlled by a number of parameters that are related to variables such as the bulk tumor location, size and mass-effect. To determine the size, type and location of brain tumor different image segmentation techniques are used and learning based classification approaches as well for automatic detection.

    3.    Rimsha Khan
    Title: Investigating Locomotion Performance Using Evolutionary robotics simulation program and its Possible Optimization
    Student:    Rimsha Khan MS Research Student RCMS
    Timeline:    September, 2015 to February, 2017
    Supervisor:    Dr. Zartasha Mustansar (RCMS)
     
    4.    Wajeeha Batool
    Title: Investigation of Mechanical strength of teeth in different conditions treated endodontically
    Student:Wajeeha Batool MS Research Student RCMS
    Timeline:    September, 2015 to February, 2017
    Supervisor:    Dr. Zartasha Mustansar (RCMS)
     
    5.    Sidra Yasmin Malik
    Title: Patient-Specific Study of Femoral Necrosis using Finite Element Analysis..
    Student:    Sidra Yasmin Malik MS Research Student RCMS
    Timeline:    September, 2015 to February, 2017
    Supervisor:    Dr. Zartasha Mustansar (RCMS)
     
    6.    Salman Saghir
    Title: Fracture mechanics of bones.
    Student:    Salman Saghir MS Research Student RCMS
    Timeline:    February, 2017 to July 2017
    Supervisor:    Dr. Zartasha Mustansar (RCMS)
     
    7.    Asad Khan
    Title: (Not Provided)
    Student:    Asad Khan MS Research Student RCMS
    Timeline:    February, 2017 to July 2017
    Supervisor:    Dr. Shahzad Rasool (RCMS)
     
     
     

    Biomedical Engineering Research Club Meetings

    Our first research club at RCMS was nailed in November, 2016. The club consists of all the researchers including MS & PhD research students in Biomedical Engineering discipline. Every Tuesday, one student among the lot; presents a latest research article in the field of biomedical engineering area and discuss with everyone. The Journal club is also, provided with tea & biscuits generated by students own fund raising. At the end of each meeting, we appreciate a small clip to promote Earth sense and useful animations on science & development.