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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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Tim Baker

Senior Teaching Fellow / Team Principal UCL Racing

Ali Abolfathi

Teaching Fellow

Mehdi Baghdadi


Ben Hanson

Senior Lecturer

Suwan Jayasinghe

Professor of Bioengineering

Shervanthi Homer-Vanniasinkam

Professor of Surgery and Engineering

Eral Bele

Teaching Fellow and Deputy Departmental Tutor

Andrea Ducci

Senior Lecturer

Yiannis Ventikos

Kennedy Professor of Mechanical Engineering & Head of Department

Helge Wurdemann

Lecturer in Medical Devices

Ryo Torii

Lecturer in Biomedical Engineering

Adam Wojcik

Admissions Tutor (Undergraduate) and Senior Lecturer

Will Newton

Senior Teaching Fellow

Gaetano Burriesci

Reader in Biomedical Engineering

Paul Fromme

Senior Lecturer

Peter Lee

Professor of Materials Science

Vanessa Diaz

Reader in Bioengineering

Stavroula Balabani

Professor of Fluid Mechanics & Graduate Tutor (Taught)

Mark Miodownik

Professor of Materials & Society

Federico Bosi

Senior Lecturer

Mohan Edirisinghe

Bonfield Chair of Biomaterials

Mehran Moazen

Lecturer in Biomedical Engineering and Royal Academy of Engineering Research Fellow

Nader Saffari

Professor of Ultrasonics

PJ Tan

Senior Lecturer

Rebecca Shipley

Reader in Biomechanics

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