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UCL Mechanical Engineering
Faculty of Engineering Sciences


Biomechanical Engineering

Biomechanical Engineering

The Biomechanical Engineering group specialises in applying the principles of mechanical engineering and materials science to the study of biomedical systems. The research of this thriving community includes work in the following areas:

  • Antimicrobial Resistance
  • Biomedical Ultrasound
  • Brain Biomechanics
  • Cancer Biomechanics
  • Cardiovascular Biomechanics
  • Manufacturing
  • Materials
  • Mathematical and Computational Modelling
  • Pharmaceutical Biomechanics
  • Robotics
  • Surgical Methods and Techniques
  • Tissue Engineering

The group benefits from:

  • high quality dedicated research laboratories
  • first class computational biomechanical analysis tools
  • strong and direct engagement with medical clinicians and the biomedical industry

The group has strong and reciprocal links with the UCL Institute of Healthcare Engineering, and UCL Institute of Making.

Related websites

Related staff

Yiannis Ventikos

Kennedy Professor of Mechanical Engineering & Head of Department

Ryo Torii

Lecturer in Biomedical Engineering

Andrea Ducci

Senior Lecturer

Shervanthi Homer-Vanniasinkam

Professor of Surgery and Engineering

Rebecca Shipley

Reader in Biomechanics

Mark Miodownik

Professor of Materials & Society

Nader Saffari

Professor of Ultrasonics

PJ Tan

Senior Lecturer

Adam Wojcik

Admissions Tutor (Undergraduate) and Senior Lecturer

Gaetano Burriesci

Reader in Biomedical Engineering

Ben Hanson

Senior Lecturer

Mehran Moazen

Lecturer in Biomedical Engineering and Royal Academy of Engineering Research Fellow

Eral Bele

Teaching Fellow and Deputy Departmental Tutor

Vanessa Diaz

Reader in Bioengineering

Will Newton

Senior Teaching Fellow

Tim Baker

Senior Teaching Fellow / Team Principal UCL Racing

Helge Wurdemann

Lecturer in Medical Devices

Ali Abolfathi

Teaching Fellow

Paul Fromme

Senior Lecturer

Stavroula Balabani

Professor of Fluid Mechanics & Graduate Tutor (Taught)

Mohan Edirisinghe

Bonfield Chair of Biomaterials

Suwan Jayasinghe

Professor of Bioengineering

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