Martin Buist, PhD

Professional Work Experience


2002-2004   Research Scientist, Bioengineering Institute,                  The University of Auckland

2003-2004   Consultant, Auckland Uniservices Ltd.

2001-2002   Research Engineer, Auckland Uniservices Ltd

1996-2001   Software Developer, Auckland Uniservices Ltd



Appointment Status:


Associate Professor





Department of Biomedical Engineering




Office:Block E2-05-15

Tel: +(65) 6516 5929
Fax: +(65) 6872 3069

Laboratory Site:


Research Interest

Computational Bioengineering, electrophysiology and the Physiome project

Research Projects

The Search for a Reliable Fetal ECG
Role: PI

NIH R01: Realistic models of gastrointestinal bioelectromagnetism
Role: Co-investigator

Selected Publications

1. Mathematically modelling the electrical activity of the heart: From cell to body surface and back again, Pullan, A., Buist, M.L. and Cheng, L.K., World Scientific, Singapore, (2005).

2. Modelling the Passive and Nerve Activated Response of the Rectus Femoris Muscle to a Flexion Loading: A Finite Element Framework, J.W.Fernandez,
M.L.Buist, D.P.Nickerson and P.J.Hunter, Medical Engineering & Physics, (2005).

3. An Anatomical Model of the Gastric System for Producing Bioelectric and Biomagnetic Fields, M.L.Buist, L.K.Cheng, R.Yassi, L.A.Bradshaw, W.O.Richards and A.J.Pullan, Physiological Measurement, 25, 849-861, (2004).

4. Modelling Gastrointestinal Bioelectric Activity, A.J.Pullan, L.K.Cheng, R.Yassi and M.L.Buist, Progress in Biophysics and Molecular Biology, 85, 523-550, (2004)

5. Altered T wave dynamics in a contracting cardiac model, Smith, N.P., Buist, M.L. and Pullan, A.J., J. Cardiovasc. Electrophysiol., 14(s10), S203-S209, (2003).

6. Mathematical Models and Numerical Methods for the Forward Problem in Cardiac Electrophysiology, G T Lines, M L Buist, P Grottum, A J Pullan and A Tveito, Computing and Visualisation in Science, 5(4), 215-239, (2003).

7. A deformable finite element derived finite difference method for cardiac activation problems, Buist, M.L., Sands, G.B., Hunter, P.J. and Pullan, A.J., Ann. Biomed. Eng., 31(5), 577-588, (2003). nd Pullan, A.J., Ann. Biomed. Eng., 31(5), 577-588, (2003)