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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.

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Related staff

Tim Baker

Professorial Teaching Fellow / Team Principal UCL Racing

Suwan Jayasinghe

Professor of Bioengineering

Vanessa Diaz

Reader in Bioengineering

Mark Miodownik

Professor of Materials & Society

Will Newton

Senior Teaching Fellow | Year in Industry Tutor

Michele Orini

Research Associate

Shervanthi Homer-Vanniasinkam

Professor of Surgery and Engineering

Stavroula Balabani

Professor of Fluid Mechanics & Graduate Tutor (Taught)

Adam Wojcik

Admissions Tutor (Undergraduate) and Senior Lecturer

Federico Bosi

Senior Lecturer

Ben Hanson

Senior Lecturer

Mehran Moazen

Lecturer in Biomedical Engineering and Royal Academy of Engineering Research Fellow

Manish K Tiwari

Professor of Nanonengineering

Peter Lee

Professor of Materials Science

PJ Tan

Senior Lecturer

Helge Wurdemann

Lecturer in Medical Devices

Nader Saffari

Professor of Ultrasonics

Rebecca Shipley

Reader in Biomechanics

Eral Bele

Senior Teaching Fellow and Deputy Departmental Tutor

Mehdi Baghdadi


Ali Abolfathi

Senior Teaching Fellow

Paul Fromme

Senior Lecturer

Gaetano Burriesci

Professor of Bioengineering

Andrea Ducci

Senior Lecturer

Mohan Edirisinghe

Bonfield Chair of Biomaterials

Ryo Torii

Associate Professor in Biomedical Engineering

Yiannis Ventikos

Kennedy Professor of Mechanical Engineering & Head of Department

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