Merryn Tawhai

Merryn Tawhai ( is a professor of bioengineering at the University of Auckland. She is a deputy director for the MedTech CoRE and deputy director of the Auckland Bioengineering Institute. Dr. Tawhai is an elected member of the World Council for Biomechanics, associate editor for Annals of Biomedical Engineering and Pulmonary Circulation, and an editorial board member for Physiology. She is a member of the Technical Subcommittee on Cardiopulmonary Systems, IEEE Engineering in Medicine & Biology Society.

Associated articles

IEEE PULSE, Feature September/October 2015
Breathing Easier
Mechanical ventilation (MV) is a primary therapy for intensive care unit (ICU) patients who have respiratory failure. Up to ~60% of all ICU patients require MV, and—because they are so ill—this patient group stays in the ICU 50–100% longer. They... Read more