Imperial College London

Dr Andrew Phillips

Faculty of EngineeringDepartment of Civil and Environmental Engineering

Reader in Structural Biomechanics



+44 (0)20 7594 6081andrew.phillips Website




Ms Ruth Bello +44 (0)20 7594 6040




433Skempton BuildingSouth Kensington Campus





Andrew specialises in structural biomechanics, and in particular the development of biofidelic free boundary condition numerical models. His most recent research has focused on creating finite element models of the pelvis and femur, in which the effects of muscles and ligaments are explicitly included, and the use of fixed constraints on bone is avoided. He has an ongoing interest in the development of constitutive and structure models, assessing whether components of the musculoskeletal system can be modelled and analysed using similar approaches to those used in structural engineering.

Guest Lectures

Predicting bone architecture using a structural biomechanics approach, Arts et Metiers ParisTech, Paris, 2016

Research Staff

Stefaan Verbruggen,

Research Student Supervision

Bellamy,L, Practical optimisation in design, construction and use

Claire Villette,, Structural Modelling of the Musculoskeletal System

Dan Zaharie,, Pelvic Trauma: Hard and Soft Tissue Injuries

Janet Deane,, Investigating the causes of non-specific lower back pain