PhD Candidate

Ryley Macrae



Contact Details:

 Email: 
ryley.macrae@research.uwa.edu.au
 Address: Room 1.41
School of Mechanical & Chemical Engineering,
The University of Western Australia,
35 Stirling Highway,
Perth, WA 6009,
Australia.





Qualifications:


 Date Award Institution
 2012 Bachelor of Engineering in Chemical Engineering
(Major in Biosystems Engineering)
Curtin University, Perth 


Research Interests:

Before joining VascLab, my research focused on the effects of phosphate-solubilizing bacteria for use as a fertilizer supplement, as well as investigating methods of cyanide recovery in gold-leaching operations for the Parker Co-operative Research Centre.

Currently, I am working towards my PhD investigating the biomechanics of diseased blood vessels. Specifically:

  Progression of common arterial diseases (atherosclerosis, aneurysm).

  Influence of disease progression on arterial wall material properties.

  Impact of disease on tissue strain behaviour.



Hobbies:


When not in the lab I’ll most likely be reading, playing the violin or traveling far around the world.