Imperial College London


Faculty of EngineeringDepartment of Bioengineering




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B304Royal School of MinesSouth Kensington Campus





Dilen is a research associate with the Royal British Legion Centre for Blast Injuries Studies at Imperial College London. He received his first degree in Mechatronics Engineering from the University of Mauritius in 2009 and has a PhD in Biomechanics (Gold Medal for best research). Dilen's interests lie mainly in the behaviour of human joints and in the design of bespoke equipment. The engineering tools he uses are primarily finite element analysis (FEA) and design (CAD). During his PhD, Dilen taught FEA and CAD at both undergraduate and postgraduate levels, earning him a teaching certification. His current role is to carry out the numerous modelling and experimental projects within the centre; these projects include models of the human body (lower extremity, spine, pelvis), and protective and experimental equipment design and evaluation (blast mats, combat boot, surrogates, traumatic injury simulators).



Rebelo EA, Grigoriadis G, Carpanen D, et al., 2021, An experimentally validated finite element model of the lower limb to investigate the efficacy of blast mitigation systems, Frontiers in Bioengineering and Biotechnology, Vol:9, ISSN:2296-4185

Carpanen D, Masouros SD, Stinner DJ, 2021, Biomechanical evaluation of a tool-less external fixator., Bmj Mil Health

Rankin IA, Thuy-Tien N, Carpanen D, et al., 2021, Pelvic Protection Limiting Lower Limb Flail Reduces Mortality, Journal of Biomechanical Engineering-transactions of the Asme, Vol:143, ISSN:0148-0731

Nguyen TT, Carpanen D, Rankin I, et al., 2020, Mapping the risk of fracture of the tibia from penetrating fragments, Frontiers in Bioengineering and Biotechnology, Vol:8, ISSN:2296-4185, Pages:1-11

Rankin I, Nguyen TT, Carpanen D, et al., 2020, A new understanding of the mechanism of injury to the pelvis and lower limbs in blast, Frontiers in Bioengineering and Biotechnology, Vol:8, ISSN:2296-4185

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