Research Seminar Series: Computer-aided optimisation design of nasal drug delivery

5 June 2017 - 11:00am to 12:00pm
Ainsworth Building, Ground Floor, Room G01 (map ref. J17)

Dr Jiyuan Tu
School of Engineering at RMIT University, Melbourne and Adjunct Professor at UNSW

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Nasal administration has attracted intensive research attention as a non-invasive route for drug delivery. However, research also indicates that the current intranasal drug delivery efficiency remains at low levels since a large percentage of the delivered therapeutic agents are deposited in the anterior portion of the nose, which is not the targeted functional area. This presentation will elaborate on the remaining challenges for both traditional nasal spray and recently invented Bi-directional nasal drug delivery approaches, and computational fluid-particle dynamics methods applied as a research and design tool to investigate factors that influence the overall and regional drug delivery efficiency. This seminar offers a comprehensive drug delivery efficiency assessment towards optimal drug delivery based on the current research activities at RMIT University.


Dr Jiyuan RuDr Tu is a Professor at School of Engineering at RMIT University and Adjunct Professor at The University of New South Wales (UNSW). He is also a Distinguished Professor appointed through the National 1000-Top Talents Program at Tsinghua University. He has extensive research experience in the area of Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) and its applications to a broad aspect of engineering and industry. His research has been mainly supported by Australian Research Council (ARC) and international collaborative research grants. He is a recipient of many prizes and prestigious fellowship awards including Australian-American Fulbright Senior Scholar Award, Japan Society for the Promotion of Science (JSPS) Fellowship, and Korea Science and Engineering Foundation (KSEF) Fellowship and RMIT University Research Excellence and Teaching Excellence Award. He has published over 500 refereed papers and eight research and teaching books (by Elsevier, Springer and World Scientific).


For more information, please contact Professor Chun Wang.

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