Biotribology at Imperial College


Biotribology plays an important role in many aspects of our everyday life from artificial joint implants and 'mouth-feel' of food texture to hair conditioners and contact lens comfort. It is a multidisciplinary field which includes aspects of biology, surface physics, materials, chemistry, biomechanics and mechanical engineering.

In 2007, Dr Philippa Cann and Professor Daniele Dini established the Biotribology group with a focus on implant tribology, articular cartilage damage mechanisms and soft contact lubrication.

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Research Collaborators:

  • Professor Justin Cobb, Chair of Orthopaedics Charing Cross Hospital, Imperial College London
  • Professor Ferdinando Rodriguez y Baena, Professor of Medical Robotics, Department of Mechanical Engineering, Imperial College London
  • Professor Molly Stevens, Professor of Biomedical Materials & Regenerative Medicine, Department of Materials, Imperial College London
  • Dr Jonathan Jeffers, Senior Lecturer, Department of Mechanical Engineering, Imperial College London
  • Dr Ulrich HansenSenior Lecturer, Department of Mechanical Engineering, Imperial College London
  • Dr Connor Myant, Lecturer, Dyson School of Design Engineering, Imperial College London
  • Dr Matthew Jaggard, Clinical Research Fellow, Musculoskeletal Research Laboratory, Imperial College London