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Applied Mechanics and Biomedical Engineering

The Applied Mechanics and Biomedical Engineering research group is designed to train the next generation of biomedical engineers working in healthcare research and development.

Twenty full time academic staff, 33 research students and research staff, and a number of international visitors work within the Applied Mechanics and Biomedical Engineering research group. The group’s aim is to develop novel theories, methods and procedures in applied mechanics, and to apply these to real life problems and design.

Our applied mechanics research areas:

  • Orthopaedics biomechanics and human body motion analysis
  • Dynamical systems, performance enhancement and optimal control
  • Population driven search algorithms: biologically or inspired from nature

Our bioengineering research areas:

  • Human body modelling, kinematics, dynamics and inverse dynamics
  • Soft tissue modelling: muscle, tendon, ligament and cartilage
  • Biofluid mechanics and cardiac assist devices
  • Microcirculation
  • Orthopaedic devices analysis and design
  • Modelling of the ear

Conduct your research in a dynamic and supportive environment