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Implantable Medical Devices

The ability to attach functional proteins, antibodies and enzymes to surfaces underpins the development of the next generation of implantable medical devices, biosensors and protein more...

Supervisor(s): Bilek, Marcela (Professor)

Modelling plasma surface functionalisation of additively manufactured, porous, prosthetic implants

This project will develop multiphysics models of plasma surface treatment to enable the creation of prosthetic implants with controllable surface properties and long-term biostabili more...

Supervisor(s): Bilek, Marcela (Professor)

Electrical impedance modelling for implants

Neuromodulation implant stimulation and control is currently limited by the impedance of the surrounding tissue. The aim is to develop a 3D FEM computer model and an agar gel based more...

Supervisor(s): McEwan, Alistair (Professor)

Surface modification of biomaterials for orthopaedic applications

This project will establish that our novel modified calcium silicate materials have enhanced bioactivity and osseointegration properties for coatings onto orthopaedic implants. more...

Supervisor(s): Zreiqat, Hala (Professor)

Implant electrode optimisation and neurolinguistics

The benefit provided by additional electrodes in medical implants is currently unknown. A typical cochlear implant only contains 12-22 electrodes to stimulate about 30,000 more...

Supervisor(s): McEwan, Alistair (Professor)

Prevention, repair, biomechanics and pathology of ligament, tendon and disc injuries

Improving graft options for ligament replacement This project aims to improve graft options for ligament replacement, including kangaroo tendon as a xenograft for human ACL reconstr more...

Supervisor(s): Clarke, Elizabeth (Dr)

Low-power Intelligent Bio-Signal Processing

This project aims at developing a responsive implant that is making decisions based on smart bio-signal processing. more...

Supervisor(s): Kavehei, Omid (Dr)

Strategies for Building Bone

This project will investigate the use of biological agents in stimulating bone growth and inhibiting bone resorption. more...

Supervisor(s): Zreiqat, Hala (Professor)

Scaffolds for skeletal tissue regeneration

This project will modify calcium silicate ceramic scaffolds with divalent cations to improve their mechanical, osteoinductive and osteoconductive properties for bone regeneration. more...

Supervisor(s): Zreiqat, Hala (Professor)

Role of S100A8 and S100A9 in osteoarthritis

This projects involves the development of novel scaffolds and biomaterials for bone and cartilage regeneration. more...

Supervisor(s): Zreiqat, Hala (Professor)