ESR12 – Marine Shao

Marine Shao

Country of Origin: France
Host Institution: UWE


Marine completed the final course from the Ecole Centrale de Lyon (one of French top engineering school) this year. Before her admission at the Ecole Centrale de Lyon, she did a two year training at a preparatory class for French engineering schools. Her preparatory class was at the Lycée du Parc. Furthermore, she also did an internship at a laboratory from Keio University, Japan. She worked on two research projects within my school and she also did an apprenticeship during my last year of engineering school.

Aspirations within projects:

Within the project, Marine would like to have the possibility to try my ideas. Nonetheless, she is very excited to have the possibility to work in a multidisciplinary team and she wishes it will make her discover more aspects of the problem (not only the engineering point of view). She also expects to have the possibility to create prototypes and to realize something concrete. She hope she will be able to make some statistics (She really like mathematics) to make an optimization of the process.

ESR12: Realistic physical patient simulator for surgical training

Main Supervisor:



  • To work with Bristol Medical Simulation Centre (BMSC) and Stratasys to design, prototype and test a high-fidelity physical patient simulator for abdominal surgery.
  • To develop methods to create realistic 3D printed models that simulate the look and feel of human abdominal anatomy for use in simulated surgical training.
  • To apply appropriate qualitative and quantitative methods to evaluate the appearance and use of the physical simulator within surgical training scenarios, working in close collaboration with medical training specialists. The project will involve a unique creative combination of engineering and artistic (aesthetic) approaches facilitated through the involvement of experienced interdisciplinary research specialists in the project team.