Imperial College London

Professor Jonathan Jeffers

Faculty of EngineeringDepartment of Mechanical Engineering

Interim Associate Dean Enterprise for Faculty of Engineering



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Jonathan Jeffers is a mechanical engineer and the first engineer to be awarded an NIHR Research Professorship.

He leads the department's Medical Engineering division - a team of about 50 academics, PhD students, research associates and surgical registrars working in the healthcare technology sector. His vision is to improve surgical treatment of osteoarthritis through research. He is passionate about taking research out of the laboratory to create societal benefit - this is why he is the Enterprise Champion for med-tech in the Faculty of Engineering. He also is an ally for women in STEM and co-chairs the Department of Mechanical Engineering's Equality Diversity Inclusion & Culture committee. 

Jonathan's career has several crossovers between industry and academia. He is currently the Chief Technology Officer of OSSTEC, a company that is using additive manufacturing to create bone health preserving knee implants. In 2019 he co-founded Additive Instruments, a company that created a battery powered surgical impactor tool. Prior to that, he was part of the Embody Orthopaedic ceramic hip resurfacing design team - this implant now has outstanding 5 year follow up. Before he started at Imperial, he worked at Finsbury Orthopaedics where he learnt how the orthopaedic industry worked and was inspired to pursue a career in this sector.

Jonathan has a Mechanical Engineering degree from Trinity College, Dublin and a PhD from the University of Southampton.

Current opportunities

NOV 2023:There are no open positions in the research team, but we are recruiting two engineers to OSSTEC Ltd. If you are interested in joining the research group or OSSTEC please send Jonathan a CV and cover letter by email. 

Selected Publications

Journal Articles

Karunaseelan K, Nasser R, Cobb J, et al., 2024, Optimal hip capsular release for joint exposure in hip resurfacing via the direct anterior approach: a biomechanical study, The Bone & Joint Journal, Vol:106, ISSN:2049-4408

Oosterbeek RN, Sirbu G, Hansal S, et al., 2023, Effect of chemical–electrochemical surface treatment on the roughness and fatigue performance of porous titanium lattice structures, Additive Manufacturing, Vol:78, ISSN:2214-7810

Munford M, Liddle A, Stoddart J, et al., 2022, Total and partial knee replacement implants that maintain native load transfer in the Tibia, Bone and Joint Research, Vol:11, ISSN:2046-3758, Pages:1-3

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