Department of Biomechanics and Biomedical Materials PDF Print E-mail

Biomechanics

 

Background


The department aims at redefining the future of medicine through research and close collaboration with medical faculties and practitioners worldwide. The department focuses on biomechanical aspect of various medical field such as orthopaedics, dentistry, cardiovascular, ardiothoracic, otorhinolaryngology, radiology and brain. The department also involves in the advancement of biocompatible materials and methods of fabricating medical devices and implants.

 


Research


Current research area in orthopaedics and craniofacial includes implants development for Asian population, artificial bone substitution and human joint tribology. Cardiovascular and cardiothoracic research includes stenting technology for various diseases, drug delivery system, and advanced surgical techniques. In the area of materials and manufacturing, research includes the development of bioactive composite, magnesium-based biodegradable material, and surface coating and texture. A number of researchers are also looking at various developments of three dimensional imaging modalities such as MRI, CT Scan and ultrasound. Listed below are the field of research:

1. Human joint biomechanics

2. Dental biomechanics

3. Human bone biomechanics

4. Medical implant

5. Biomedical material

6. Tissue engineering