Mr Cyril Au

BE (Hons), ME (Hons)

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Doctoral Candidate - Doctor of Philosophy


Cyril Au holds a Bacehlor of Engineering (Honours) in Biomedical Engineering and a Master of Engineering in Bioengineering, both from the University of Auckland. For his Masters thesis, he developed polymer packages to protect active medical implantable devices against moisture.

Cyril is currently pursuing his PhD in Bioengineering developing a reliable encapsulation process for a transcutaneous energy transfer (TET) system and understanding the thermal implications of the system.

Prior to his doctoral study, Cyril has held positions developing medical devices such as wound healing implants and non-metallic packages for implantable telemeters.

Research | Current

Cyril's interest is developing a reliable and effective encapsulation process for a TET system suitable for long term implantation. He is also keen on understanding the temperature burden of such a system on the surrounding tissue when used to power active medical implantable devices (AIMD) with high power requirements, such as ventricular assist devices.

He is part of the Implantable Devices Group at the Auckland Bioengineering Institute.

Selected publications and creative works (Research Outputs)

  • Au, S. L. C., McCormick, D., Lever, N., & Budgett, D. (2020). Thermal evaluation of a hermetic transcutaneous energy transfer system to power mechanical circulatory support devices in destination therapy. Artificial organs10.1111/aor.13679
    Other University of Auckland co-authors: Daniel McCormick, Nigel Lever, David Budgett
  • Au, S. L. C., Chen, F.-Y. B., Budgett, D., Malpas, S. C., Guild, S.-J., & McCormick, D. (2019). Injection Molded Liquid Crystal Polymer Package for Chronic Active Implantable Devices with Application to an Optogenetic Stimulator. IEEE transactions on bio-medical engineering10.1109/tbme.2019.2936577
    Other University of Auckland co-authors: David Budgett, Sarah-Jane Guild, Daniel McCormick
  • Au, S. L. C., Leung, H. Y., Budgett, D., & McCormick, D. (2019). Finite element method guided measurement of temperature profile in tissue exposed to a transcutaneous energy transfer system. I2MTC 2019 - 2019 IEEE International Instrumentation and Measurement Technology Conference, Proceedings. 10.1109/I2MTC.2019.8826852
    Other University of Auckland co-authors: David Budgett, Daniel McCormick
  • Au, S. C. (2016). Polymer Packages for Active Implants: With Application of Liquid Crystal Polymer and Polyetheretherketone to the Packaging of a Fully Implantable Optogenetic Stimulation System The University of Auckland. ResearchSpace@Auckland.


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Level 1, Room 101
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