Australian Research Council Industrial Transformation Training Centre for Joint Biomechanics

Project dates: 01/01/2020 - 02/08/2024

A new Australian Research Council Industrial Transformation Training Centre headquartered at QUT will transform the area of personalised surgical treatment of joints using state-of-the-art biomechanical techniques, led by Professors Yuantong Gu, Peter Pivonka and Graham Kerr, partnering with surgeons Ashish Gupta & Kenneth Cutbush.

This centre is a collaborative effort between QUT (Queensland University of Technology), The University of Queensland, UNSW, orthopaedic surgeons and the medical device and biomechanics industry.

The training centre will attract a total of $7.7 million in cash, including $4 million from the Australian Research Council and in-kind support from partners, and involve collaboration with 12 participating organisations across three countries.

The robotics component of this centre will focus on robotics for evaluation and rehabilitation.

Chief Investigators


Other Team Members

  • Yuantong Gu
  • Peter Pivonka
  • Graham Kerr
  • You-Gan Wang
  • Travis Klein
  • Cameron Brown
  • Devankara Epari (QUT School of Mechanical Medical & Process Engineering)
  • Yin Xiao
  • Emilie Sauret
  • Neha Gandhi

Other Chief and Partner Investigators

  • Prof Justin Cooper-White, The University of Queensland
  • Prof Lynne Bilston, The University of New South Wales, Neuroscience Research Australia
  • Prof Robert Herbert, The University of New South Wales, Neuroscience Research Australia
  • Prof Paul Hodges, The University of Queensland
  • Adj A/Prof ASHISH GUPTA, Greenslopes Hospital
  • Prof Sandra Brauer, The University of Queensland
  • A/Prof Louis Ferreira, University of Western Ontario
  • A/Prof Lisbeth Grondahl, The University of Queensland
  • Mr Timothy Jellicoe, Wright medical
  • Mr Nicholas Grant, Surgical Specialties Pty Limited
  • Mr Alexander Muir, Logemas Pty Ltd
  • Prof Dr Oliver Röhrle, University of Stuttgart, Fraunhofer Institute for Manufacturing Engineering and Automation IPA
  • Prof Dr Syn Schmitt, University of Stuttgart
  • Adj/Prof Antonio Cuesta Vargas, National Health Service of Spain, Queensland University of Technology, University of Malaga
  • A/Prof Kenneth Cutbush, The University of Queensland
  • Miss Madeleine McIntyre, Materialise NV