1. artificial knee

2. scaffolds

3. tissue engineering

Many parts of the body do not effectively self-renew, whether due to aging, disease aetiology, inherent properties of the cells or substantial loss of tissue (as in the case of limb loss or severe burns). This research area explores the capacity for repair, replacement or renewal of these tissues to enable continued function.

Within the Department a range of technologies explore the role of materials (both synthetic and natural) to support tissue replacement, but also the capacity for cells (in particular stem cells) and biologically sourced or biomimetic molecules to support regeneration and repair of tissues. These activities focus on a wide range of applications including implantable neurotechnology (including nerve guides and bionics devices), wound healing, cardiac technologies and prosthetics

Academic staff in this area