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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

Manish K Tiwari

Professor of Nanonengineering

Paul Fromme

Senior Lecturer

Will Newton

Senior Teaching Fellow | Year in Industry Tutor

Helge Wurdemann

Lecturer in Medical Devices

PJ Tan

Senior Lecturer

Federico Bosi

Senior Lecturer

Rebecca Shipley

Reader in Biomechanics

Adam Wojcik

Admissions Tutor (Undergraduate) and Senior Lecturer

Vanessa Diaz

Reader in Bioengineering

Ben Hanson

Senior Lecturer

Stavroula Balabani

Professor of Fluid Mechanics & Graduate Tutor (Taught)

Mehran Moazen

Lecturer in Biomedical Engineering and Royal Academy of Engineering Research Fellow

Shervanthi Homer-Vanniasinkam

Professor of Surgery and Engineering

Andrea Ducci

Senior Lecturer

Mohan Edirisinghe

Bonfield Chair of Biomaterials

Yiannis Ventikos

Kennedy Professor of Mechanical Engineering & Head of Department

Tim Baker

Professorial Teaching Fellow / Team Principal UCL Racing

Peter Lee

Professor of Materials Science

Michele Orini

Research Associate

Nader Saffari

Professor of Ultrasonics

Suwan Jayasinghe

Professor of Bioengineering

Ryo Torii

Associate Professor in Biomedical Engineering

Ali Abolfathi

Senior Teaching Fellow

Mehdi Baghdadi


Mark Miodownik

Professor of Materials & Society

Eral Bele

Senior Teaching Fellow and Deputy Departmental Tutor

Gaetano Burriesci

Professor of Bioengineering

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