Dilen is a research associate with the Royal British Legion Centre for Blast Injuries Studies at Imperial College London. He received his first degree in Mechatronics Engineering from the University of Mauritius in 2009 and has a PhD in Biomechanics (Gold Medal for best research). Dilen's interests lie mainly in the behaviour of human joints and in the design of bespoke equipment. The engineering tools he uses are primarily finite element analysis (FEA) and design (CAD). During his PhD, Dilen taught FEA and CAD at both undergraduate and postgraduate levels, earning him a teaching certification. His current role is to carry out the numerous modelling and experimental projects within the centre; these projects include models of the human body (lower extremity, spine, pelvis), and protective and experimental equipment design and evaluation (blast mats, combat boot, surrogates, traumatic injury simulators).
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et al., 2017, Material properties of bovine intervertebral discs across strain rates, Journal of the Mechanical Behavior of Biomedical Materials, Vol:65, ISSN:1751-6161, Pages:824-830
et al., 2016, The risk of injury of the metacarpophalangeal and interphalangeal joints of the hand, Pages:902-903
et al., 2016, A finite element model of the foot and ankle for prediction of injury in under-body blast, Pages:457-458