Australian Research Council Industrial Transformation Training Centre for Joint Biomechanics

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

The ARC ITTC for Joint Biomechanics aims to bring together leading researchers, industry partners and end-users to train a new generation of interdisciplinary and skilled graduates to tackle industry-focused challenges in joint biomechanics. will provide advances required to transform personalised surgical treatment of joints through integrated technologies of computer tools for pre-surgical planning and decision making, the computer simulation system and robot simulators for surgical training and medical device assessment, and post-surgical assessment tools.

The outcomes of the centre will significantly contribute to Australia by improved health outcomes, economic benefits, and a skilled workforce able to advance this joint biomechanics fields.

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.

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