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Medical and Biological Engineering

PGR-RA-116

Expertise of research area
biological scaffolds; computational modelling; finite element analysis; in vitro testing; joint replacement; medical engineering; Medical technologies; musculoskeletal; robotics; tissue engineering; cardiovascular


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With a vision of 50 active years after 50, we are dedicated to improving the quality of life of an ageing population. We focus on longer-lasting joint replacements, tissue-sparing interventions and biological scaffolds for tissue regeneration supported by computational and experimental simulation systems for design and pre-clinical testing.

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<p><a href="http://www.imbe.leeds.ac.uk">The Institute of Medical and Biological Engineering</a>&nbsp;is a multidisciplinary research group spanning engineering and biological sciences. Driven by clinical challenges, we undertake solution-focused pioneering research in medical technologies. We collaborate closely with clinicians through the <a href="http://leedsbrc.nihr.ac.uk/" title="National Institute for Health - Leeds Biomedical Research Centre">NIHR Leeds Biomedical Research Centre</a>&nbsp;and with partners from industry. By combining expertise in science, engineering, innovation and medicine we are uniquely able to translate scientific discovery and research into the treatment of human diseases and disabilities.</p> <p>We focus on longer-lasting joint replacements, tissue-sparing interventions and biological scaffolds for tissue regeneration supported by computational and experimental simulation systems for design and pre-clinical testing. Our current activities include research on the hip, knee, spine and ankle joints as well as cardiovascular devices. Our capabilities lie in the experimental evaluation and computational modelling of tissues, devices and interventions, as well as in the development of acellular scaffolds for tissue engineering and repair. We have particular expertise in innovation and translation.</p> <p>The Institute of Medical and Biological Engineering hosts a world-class hub of expertise and over &pound;30 million current research funding, establishing Leeds as a national and international centre of excellence for medical technology research and innovation. The Institute houses 1000 square metres of Class 2, ISO9001-accredited laboratory space for research and innovation, and is one of the largest multi-disciplinary orthopaedic engineering research groups in Europe. We also provide extensive computational facilities and access to the university high-performance computer systems.</p> <p>All postgraduate researchers&nbsp;are based in our dedicated Medical Engineering Building which includes shared study rooms for PhD and post-doctoral researchers, innovation professionals and support staff, alongside social space and meeting rooms. Our PhD researchers also benefit from an additional programme of bespoke training in innovation and translation in the MedTech sector, plus opportunities for clinical and industrial secondments.&nbsp;</p> <p>Our international reputation for research makes this an ideal place to pursue a research degree, whether as preparation for a research career in industry or as the start of an academic career.</p> <h3>Useful links and further reading:</h3> <ul> <li><a href="https://eps.leeds.ac.uk/mechanical-engineering-research-degrees">Research degrees within the School of Mechanical Engineering</a></li> <li><a href="http://www.imbe.leeds.ac.uk">The Institute of Medical and Biological Engineering</a></li> <li><a href="https://eps.leeds.ac.uk/mechanical-engineering-research-innovation">School of Mechanical Engineering, Research and Innovation</a></li> </ul> <h3>Leeds Doctoral College</h3> <p>Our <a href="https://www.leeds.ac.uk/info/130558/leeds_doctoral_college">Doctoral College</a> supports you throughout your postgraduate research journey. It brings together all the support services and opportunities to enhance your research, your development, and your overall experience.</p>

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<p>Formal applications for research degree study should be made online through the <a href="http://www.leeds.ac.uk/info/130206/applying/91/applying_for_research_degrees">University&#39;s website</a>.</p>

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<p>For general enquiries and details regarding the application process, please contact the Graduate School Office:</p> <p>e:&nbsp;<a href="mailto:phd@engineering.leeds.ac.uk">phd@engineering.leeds.ac.uk</a>, t: +44 (0)113 34 35057</p>


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