Jonathan Jeffers is a mechanical engineer and currently holds an NIHR Research Professorship.
He leads a team of 10 PhD students, research associates and registrar surgeons within the Biomechanics Research Group. His research activity is to translate new treatments and implant technology to clinical use in the orthopaedic field. This includes the study of hip biomechanics and investigating the effect of joint preserving and joint replacement surgery. It also includes using additive manufacture to create load bearing implants that respect the mechanobiology of bone.
Prior to joining Imperial, Jonathan worked at Finsbury Orthopaedics where he was part of the team that CE marked several new implants including the DeltaMotion ceramic total hip replacement and the DeltaSurf ceramic hip resurfacing. Around 20,000 patients have been treated with the DeltaMotion implant. More recently he helped Embody in the design of their H1 ceramic on ceramic hip resurfacing that started its clinical trial in 2017.
Jonathan studied for his PhD at the University of Southampton and has a Mechanical Engineering degree from Trinity College, Dublin. He joined Imperial in 2010, held an EPSRC early career fellowship from 2013-2019 and in 2019 became the first non-clinician to be awarded a NIHR Professorship. He is on the Board of Directors of the International Society for Technology in Arthroplasty, is the Research and Education Chair of the Orthopaedic Research Society Implants Section and sits on the National Joint Registry Research Committee.
Oct 2019: PhD studentship now advertised, details here. Also a post-doc advert will be posted soon.
Doyle R, van Arkel R, Jeffers J, The effect of impaction energy on dynamic bone strains, fixation strength and seating of cementless acetabular cups, Journal of Orthopaedic Research, ISSN:0736-0266
et al., 2019, The design and in vivo testing of a locally stiffness-matched porous scaffold, Applied Materials Today, Vol:15, ISSN:2352-9407, Pages:377-388
et al., 2019, Hip capsule biomechanics after arthroplasty THE EFFECT OF IMPLANT, APPROACH, AND SURGICAL REPAIR, Bone & Joint Journal, Vol:101B, ISSN:2049-4394, Pages:426-434
et al., 2018, The influence of laser parameters, scanning strategies and material on the fatigue strength of a stochastic porous structure, Additive Manufacturing, Vol:22, ISSN:2214-8604, Pages:290-301