Our program applies a wide range of cutting-edge approaches and technologies to design and evaluate patient-specific medical implants and instruments for personalised treatment methods.
Our key areas of research focus include:
- Using computer modelling and simulation to develop tools for pre-surgical planning and decision-making, surgical training, post-surgical assessment and implant success evaluation.
- Applying polymer chemistry, physics and 3D printing technology to develop tailored implants that encourage the healing and regeneration of damaged tissues.
- Taking inspiration from nature and using advanced nanotechnology to create implant surfaces with anti-bacterial and anti-viral properties to reduce the risk of infection.
Professor Prasad Yarlagadda
Professor in Smart Systems, School of Mechanical Medical & Process Engineering and Program Leader: Medical device design and manufacturing
Dr Phani Kumari Paritala
Postdoctoral Fellow, School of Mechanical, Medical & Process Engineering and Program Co-Leader: Medical device design and manufacturing
We aim to deliver better health in our lifetime, by improving how we treat complex medical cases stemming from injuries, infection and age-related issues.
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