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Dr Malebogo Ngoepe

EDUCATION
2010-2013: DPhil in Engineering Science, Fluidics and Biocomplexity Group, Institute of Biomedical Engineering and Department of Engineering Science, University of Oxford, United Kingdom. Thesis topic: ‘Computational modelling of thrombotic processes and complex haemodynamics in cerebral aneurysms’
2006 – 2009: BSc in Engineering (Mechanical) with first class honours, University of Cape Town, South Africa

RESEARCH GRANTS
2017 - 2019   Thuthuka Funding Instrument, National Research Foundation, South Africa
2014 - 2017   Biomedical Research in Cardiovascular Diseases: Thrombosis in Cerebral Aneurysms. PI, Centre for High Performance Computing, CSIR, South Africa, R 1 640 000
2014 – 2015   Innovation Postdoctoral Fellowship, National Research Foundation, South Africa

KEY AWARDS
2017 – 2019   Iso Lomso Fellowship, Stellenbosch Institute for Advanced Study
2010 – 2013   Rhodes Scholarship for study at the University of Oxford
2006 – 2009   Anglo American Open Scholarship

PUBLICATIONS:

Book Chapters

N. Davies, K. Goetsch, M. Ngoepe, T. Franz and S. Lecour. Delivery modes for stem cell therapy. In Stem Cells and Cardiac Regeneration. Ed. R. Madonna. 2016. Springer, Switzerland.

Journal Articles

E. Cloete, N.P. Khumalo, J.C. van Wyk and M. Ngoepe. Systems approach to understanding the human hair fibre, PLoS Computational Biology. 2017. In Review.

M.N. Ngoepe, A.F. Frangi, J.V Byrne and Y. Ventikos. Thrombosis in cerebral aneurysms and the computational modelling thereof: A review, Frontiers in Physiology. 2017. In Review.

K. Mkentane, V.N. Sishi, J.C. van Wyk, F. Gumedze, M. Ngoepe, L.M. Davids, N.P. Khumalo. Geometric classification of scalp hair for valid drug testing, 6 more reliable than 8 hair curl groups, PLoS One. 2017. In Press.

M.N. Ngoepe and Y. Ventikos. Response to comment on computational modelling of clot development in patient-specific cerebral aneurysm cases, Journal of Thrombosis and Haemostasis. 2017. In Press.

M.N. Ngoepe and Y.Ventikos. Computational modelling of clot development in patient-specific cerebral aneurysm cases, Journal of Thrombosis and Haemostasis. Volume 14, Issue 2. 2016. Pages 262 – 272.

T.W. Peach, M. Ngoepe, K. Spranger, D. Zajarias-Fainsod and Y. Ventikos. Personalizing flow-diverter intervention for cerebral aneurysms: from computational haemodynamics to biochemical modelling, International Journal of Numerical Methods in Biomedical Engineering. Volume 30, Issue 11. 2014. Pages 1387 – 1407.

M. Ngoepe, B.D. Reddy, D. Kahn, C. Meyer, P. Zilla, and T. Franz. A Numerical Coupled Mechanical Assessment of Anastomoses of PTFE Arterio-venous Access Grafts, Cardiovascular Engineering and Technology: Volume 2, Issue 3. 2011. Pages 160-172

Conference Papers and Proceedings

B. Collier-Reed, C. Shaw and M. Ngoepe. Constructive Alignment in an Introduction to Engineering Course: Walking the Talk. South African Society of Engineering Education. 2017. Cape Town, South Africa.

M.N. Ngoepe, T.W. Peach and Y. Ventikos. Effect of flow diverter position on clot development in cerebral aneurysms. Computational and Mathematical Biomedical Engineering. 2017. Pittsburgh, USA.

K. Le Roux, C. Shaw, M. Ngoepe, and B. Collier-Reed. An Academic Literacies Perspective on Language Use in an Introduction to Engineering Course at a South African University. Higher Education Learning and Teaching Association of Southern Africa. 2016. Cape Town, South Africa.

M.N. Ngoepe and Y.Ventikos. Relative roles of mechanics and biochemistry in the initiation and progression of cerebral aneurysm thrombosis. 7th European Congress on Computational Methods in Applied Sciences and Engineering (ECCOMAS). 2016. Crete, Greece.

M.N. Ngoepe, T. Franz, and N.H. Davies. Retention of Hydrogel in Myocardial Tissue Following Injection. Stellenbosch University Biomedical Engineering Conference. 2016. Stellenbosch, South Africa.

T. Franz, M.N. Ngoepe, M.S. Sirry, and N.H. Davies. Computational Modelling of Cardiac Infarct Therapies. Centre for High Performance Computing (CHPC) National Meeting. 2015. Pretoria, South Africa (Invited keynote lecture).

M.N. Ngoepe and Y.Ventikos. Incorporating biochemistry in the computational modelling of cerebral aneurysms. Centre for High Performance Computing (CHPC) National Meeting. 2015. Pretoria, South Africa.

M.N. Ngoepe and Y. Ventikos. Personalizing Intervention: Clotting in Cerebral Aneurysms. Centre for High Performance Computing (CHPC) National Meeting. 2014. Kruger National Park, South Africa.

M.N. Ngoepe and Y.Ventikos. Personalizing Intervention: Clotting in Cerebral Aneurysms. 1st Commonwealth Science Conference. 2014. Bangalore, India (Invited student presentation).

M.N. Ngoepe and Y. Ventikos. Computational modelling of thrombus development in cerebral aneurysms. South African Biomedical Engineering and Technology Conference (SABET). 2014. Stellenbosch, South Africa.

M.N. Ngoepe, T.W. Peach, D. Zajarias-Fainsod and Y. Ventikos. Beyond hemodynamics: Can multiscale modelling of thrombus formation add value to implant design and patient management? 9th Interdisciplinary Cerebrovascular Symposium Intracranial Stent Meeting. 2012. Madison, USA.

M.N. Ngoepe and Y.Ventikos. Computational modelling of thrombus development in aneurysms. 6th European Congress on Computational Methods in Applied Sciences and Engineering (ECCOMAS). 2012. Vienna, Austria.

M.N. Ngoepe, T.J. Bowker and Y.Ventikos. A computational model of thrombus development. 2nd Meeting of the EPSRC Patient Specific Modelling Network. 2011. Edinburgh, United Kingdom.

M.N. Ngoepe, B.D. Reddy, D. Kahn, C. Meyer and T. Franz. Development of a numerical tool for the mechanical assessment of anastomotic configurations of upper arm straight PTFE grafts for haemodialysis access. 38th Annual Meeting of the Surgical Research Society of Southern Africa. 2010. East London, South Africa.