Dr. Match Wai Lun Ko is a Lecturer in the Department of Mechanical Engineering, the University of Hong Kong. He obtained his B.Eng and Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering from the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology. Before joining HKU, he was an Assistant Professor in Nazarbayev University, Postdoctoral Fellow in the Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Visiting Scholar in the Chinese University of Hong Kong, Visiting Professor and Scholar in the University of Warwick. Dr. Ko’s research focused on the biomechanics, biomedical image processing, biomechanical properties characterization, finite element modeling, design and fabrication of related medical device to assist the clinicians to preform disease diagnosis and decision making regarding screening of disease and treatment management. Dr. Ko’s current research work is to develop a non-linear computational model for the ocular structure with the combination of biomedical image processing, and to investigate its clinical application potentials. Accomplishment of these objectives are based on biomedical image processing, experimental and theoretical characterization of the corneal, scleral and lamina cribrosa biomechanics, development of a modelling of ocular structure through computational simulation, validation of the ocular model with experimental and clinical data, and investigation of the application potentials of the model for the disease diagnosis and treatment management.
Biomedical, biomechanical and biotechnology engineering Biomechanics, biomaterial mechanical properties characterization Design and fabrication of related medical device Biomedical image processing