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UCL Mechanical Engineering
Faculty of Engineering Sciences


Biomechanical Engineering

Biomechanical Engineering

The Biomechanical Engineering group applies the principles of mechanical engineering and materials science to the study of biomedical systems. 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

Biomechanical research areas

The research of this thriving community at UCL Mechanical Engineering includes work in the following areas:

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

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Professor of Bioengineering

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Professor of Nanonengineering

Andrea Ducci

Associate Professor

Michele Orini

Research Associate

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Adam Wojcik

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Peter Lee

Professor of Materials Science

Tim Baker

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Paul Fromme

Professor of Mechanics

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Emad Moeendarbary

Professor of Cell Mechanics and Mechanobiology | Deputy Programme Director, MSc Engineering with Innovation & Entrepreneurship

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Shervanthi Homer-Vanniasinkam

Professor of Surgery and Engineering

Ben Hanson

Ben Hanson

Associate Professor

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Ali Abolfathi

Senior Teaching Fellow

Helge Wurdemann

Lecturer in Medical Devices | Associate Professor

Mehran Moazen

Mehran Moazen

Lecturer in Biomedical Engineering | Associate Professor

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Stavroula Balabani

Professor of Fluid Mechanics & Graduate Tutor (Taught)

Rebecca Shipley

Professor of Healthcare Engineering | Director, UCL Institute of Healthcare Engineering | Vice Dean (Healthcare)

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Mehdi Baghdadi

MSc Power Systems Engineering Deputy Programme Director, and Lecturer

Professor Mohan Edirisinghe

Mohan Edirisinghe

Bonfield Chair of Biomaterials

Dr Ryo Torii

Ryo Torii

Associate Professor in Biomedical Engineering

Yiannis Ventikos

Yiannis Ventikos

Kennedy Professor of Mechanical Engineering & Head of Department

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Eral Bele

Senior Teaching Fellow and Departmental Tutor

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Will Newton

Senior Teaching Fellow | Year in Industry Tutor

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PJ Tan

Associate Professor

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Federico Bosi

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