Imperial College London

Dr Jonathan Jeffers

Faculty of EngineeringDepartment of Mechanical Engineering

Reader in Mechanical Engineering



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

He leads a team of 10 PhD students, research associates and registrar surgeons within the Biomechanics Research Group.  His research activity is to translate new treatments and implant technology to clinical use in the orthopaedic field. This includes the study of hip biomechanics and investigating the effect of joint preserving and joint replacement surgery. It also includes using additive manufacture to create load bearing implants that respect the mechanobiology of bone. 

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.  Around 20,000 patients have been treated with the DeltaMotion implant. He helped Embody in the design of their H1 ceramic on ceramic hip resurfacing, currently in clinical trial. More recently, in 2020 he founded Additive Instruments with Shaaz Ghouse and Ruben Doyle. 

Jonathan studied for his PhD at the University of Southampton and has a Mechanical Engineering degree from Trinity College, Dublin.  He joined Imperial in 2010, held an EPSRC early career fellowship from 2013-2019 and was awarded a 5 year NIHR Research Professorship in 2019. The NIHR (National Institute for Health Research) is the UK's largest funder of health and care research. He is on the Board of Directors of the International Society for Technology in Arthroplasty, is the Research and Education Chair of the Orthopaedic Research Society Implants Section and sits on the National Joint Registry Research Committee. 

Current opportunities

All opportunites for the 2020-21 academic year are now filled, but if you are interested in joining the group, please send me a CV and cover letter. 

Selected Publications

Journal Articles

Ng KCG, Jeffers JRT, Beaule PE, 2019, Hip Joint Capsular Anatomy, Mechanics, and Surgical Management, Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery - American Volume, Vol:101, ISSN:0021-9355, Pages:2141-2151

Doyle R, van Arkel RJ, Jeffers JRT, 2019, Effect of impaction energy on dynamic bone strains, fixation strength, and seating of cementless acetabular cups, Journal of Orthopaedic Research, Vol:37, ISSN:0736-0266, Pages:2367-2375

Ghouse S, Reznikov N, Boughton OR, et al., 2019, The design and in vivo testing of a locally stiffness-matched porous scaffold, Applied Materials Today, Vol:15, ISSN:2352-9407, Pages:377-388

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