Imperial College London

Dr Jonathan Jeffers

Faculty of EngineeringDepartment of Mechanical Engineering

Senior Lecturer



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715City and Guilds BuildingSouth Kensington Campus





Jonathan Jeffers is a Senior Lecturer in the Medical Engineering Section of the Department of Mechanical Engineering. 

He leads a team of 10 PhD students and research associates within the Biomechanics Research Group.  The team's current research activity includes using new materials and manufacturing methods to create new treatment paradigms in orthopaedics, and investigating biomechanics of the hip joint to improve joint preserving and joint replacement surgery.  

Prior to joining Imperial, Jonathan worked for 4 years at Finsbury Orthopaedics where he was part of the team that CE marked several new imlants including the DeltaMotion ceramic total hip replacement and the DeltaSurf ceramic hip resurfacing.  More recently he was part of the team that designed the Embody H1 ceramic on ceramic hip resurfacing that started its clinical trial in 2017.  

Jonathan studied for his PhD at the University of Southampton where he is a visiting research fellow and has a Mechanical Engineering degree from Trinity College, Dublin.  He currently holds an EPSRC early career fellowship and in 2017 was invided to join the Board of Directors of the International Society for Technology in Arthroplasty. 

Current opportunities

 There are no advertised positions, but if you are interested in joining the group, please send Jonathan a CV and cover letter.

Selected Publications

Journal Articles

van Arkel R, Ng KCG, Muirhead-Allwood S, et al., Capsular ligament function after total hip arthroplasty, Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery - American Volume, ISSN:0021-9355

van Arkel RJ, Ghouse S, Milner PE, et al., 2017, Additive manufactured push-fit implant fixation with screw-strength pull out., J Orthop Res

Ghouse S, Babu S, Van Arkel RJ, et al., 2017, The influence of laser parameters and scanning strategies on the mechanical properties of a stochastic porous material, Materials & Design, Vol:131, ISSN:0264-1275, Pages:498-508

Parkes M, Sayer K, Goldhofer M, et al., 2017, Zirconia phase transformation in retrieved, wear simulated, and artificially aged ceramic femoral heads, Journal of Orthopaedic Research, Vol:35, ISSN:0736-0266, Pages:2781-2789

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