Imperial College London


Faculty of EngineeringDepartment of Bioengineering

Senior Strategic Teaching Fellow



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Dr Maria Parkes is a Teaching Fellow in the Department of Bioengineering.  She has an MEng in Mechanical Engineering and a PhD in Tribology both from Imperial College.  Since completing her PhD in 2014 Maria has worked as a postdoc in the Biomechanics Research Group in Mechanical Engineering. Her work primarily examined the tribological properties of established and novel materials for use as orthopaedic implants including hydrogels and ceramics. Maria joined the Bioengineering department in June 2018.

In her role as a strategic teaching fellow Maria undertakes teaching, admissions and outreach in order to support the work of the Department of Bioengineering.  

Selected Publications

Journal Articles

Milner P, Parkes M, Puetzer J, et al., 2018, A low friction, biphasic and boundary lubricating hydrogel for cartilage replacement, Acta Biomaterialia, Vol:65, ISSN:1742-7061, Pages:102-111

Parkes M, Cann P, Jeffers J, 2017, Real-time observation of fluid flows in tissue during stress relaxation using Raman spectroscopy, Journal of Biomechanics, Vol:60, ISSN:1873-2380, Pages:261-265

Parkes M, Sayer K, Goldhofer M, et al., 2017, Zirconia phase transformation in retrieved, wear simulated and artificially aged ceramic femoral heads, Journal of Orthopaedic Research, Vol:35, ISSN:1554-527X, Pages:2781-2789

Parkes M, Myant C, Cann PM, et al., 2015, Synovial fluid lubrication: The effect of protein interactions on adsorbed and lubricating films, Biotribology, Vol:1-2, ISSN:2352-5738, Pages:51-60

Parkes M, Myant C, Dini D, et al., 2014, Tribology-optimised silk protein hydrogels for articular cartilage repair, Tribology International, ISSN:0301-679X, Pages:---


Roberts O, Lunt AJG, Ying S, et al., 2014, A study of phase transformation at the surface of a zirconia ceramic, Proceedings of the World Congress on Engineering 2014, Pages:1173-1177

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