Biomechanics employs the principles of mechanics to investigate the effects of energy and forces in biological systems.
Biomechanics at the University of Melbourne embraces a wide range of scales, from whole body structure and function, to cellular and nano-processes, in a multidisciplinary research effort toward improving health and wellbeing. Our research specialisations have a major focus on musculoskeletal modelling, injury, orthopaedics, cell biomechanics and biomaterials.
ARC Training Centre for Medical Implant Technologies
The Centre specialises in personalised 3D printed orthopaedic and maxillofacial implants.
Osteoarthritis is a debilitating joint disease that affects more than 1.6 million Australians.
Cell structure and mechanobiology group
Where biology, physics and computing collide in a quest to derive mathematical principles that explain functional changes in cell dynamics and architecture in both healthy and disease states.
Integrative Cartilage Research Group
Applying innovative technologies in order to reveal the mechanobiological signalling networks in cartilage and joint disorders and provide strategies for repair.
The following list represents a selection of projects belonging to our researchers.
Recruiting — indicates projects currently recruiting research students. Visit our Study website for PhD program and application information.
Programmable mechanical metamaterials for soft robotics
Team: Ellie Hajizadeh
Mechanical response of subchondral bone to fatigue loading Recruiting
Team: Fatemeh Malekipour, Peter Lee
Engineering stem cell derived cardiac tissue for drug screening of mitochondrial diseases
Team: Vijayaraghavan Rajagopal