Imperial College London

Dr Jonathan Jeffers

Faculty of EngineeringDepartment of Mechanical Engineering

Senior Lecturer



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Jonathan Jeffers is a Mechanical Engineer and Senior Lecturer in the  Department of Mechanical Engineering. 

He leads a team of 10 PhD students and research associates within the Biomechanics Research Group.  His 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 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.  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 currently holds an EPSRC early career fellowship. He is on 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., 2018, Additive manufactured push-fit implant fixation with screw-strength pull out., J Orthop Res, Vol:36, Pages:1508-1518

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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