Research activities

Biomechanics

Biomechanics is concerned with the study of human joints and the musculo-skeletal system. We are concerned with understanding the function of the musculoskeletal system, and pursue this via anatomical, experimental functional, clinical and computer-simulation methods.

A main interest is in developing better orthopaedic surgical procedures. This includes stress analysis of novel designs of joint replacement implants, development of novel 'tissue engineered' materials to replace damaged tissue (e.g. bone), and mechanical evaluation of methods to reconstruct injured knee ligaments. We also develop clinical testing/diagnostic methods, principally via specialised imaging or kinematic means.

For further information, visit the Biomechanics Group website.

Mechatronics in medicine

Mechatronics in medicine is developing a number of robotic and mechatronic systems to aid in medical and surgical tasks. In addition, it is also involved in basic research into the aspects of control, surgical planning and active constraints required to make these robots a reality.

For further information, visit the Mechatronics in Medicine Group website.

Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI)

Multidisciplinary research involves disciplines including magnetic design, MRI systems, control, signal processing, engineering analysis and design, shape modelling.

For further information, view the magnetic resonance imaging pages.

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People

Emeritus Professor Brian Davies

Brian Davies

Emeritus Professor Brian Davies

Professor Ferdinando Rodriguez y Baena

Ferdinando Rodriguez y Baena

Professor Ferdinando Rodriguez y Baena

Dr Jonathan Jeffers

Jonathan Jeffers

Dr Jonathan Jeffers

Professor Andrew Amis

Andrew Amis

Professor Andrew Amis

Dr Ravi Vaidyanathan

Ravi Vaidyanathan

Dr Ravi Vaidyanathan

Dr Mihailo Ristic

Mihailo Ristic

Dr Mihailo Ristic

Dr Ulrich Hansen

Ulrich Hansen

Dr Ulrich Hansen