Imperial College London

Maria Kristina Bartolo

Faculty of EngineeringDepartment of Mechanical Engineering

Research Postgraduate







774City and Guilds BuildingSouth Kensington Campus





Kristina is a PhD student in the Biomechanics Group working under the supervision of Prof. Andrew Amis and Prof. Daniele Dini. Her research focuses on mechanical and tribological characterisation of novel total meniscus replacement materials primarily through in-vitro testing methods.

Kristina is currently a Senior Biomedical Engineer at Orthonika, a spin-out company from Imperial College London developing a novel total meniscus replacement, and is involved in product design, development and testing.

Prior to joining Orthonika, Kristina was involved in the design and development of a low-wearing metal on metal hip joint prosthesis for the MaltaHip Project in collaboration with the University of Malta, leading to the FUSION: R&I Technology Development Award (2016). Kristina also worked as a Mechanical Engineer in the automotive industry, gaining experience in product design and development, manufacturing, continuous process improvement and product quality.

Kristina obtained an MSc in Biomedical Engineering with Distinction from the Department of Bioengineering at Imperial College London in 2017, with a dissertation titled ‘Forensic Biomechanics of Paediatric Long Bone Fractures’ under the supervision of Prof. Anthony Bull. In 2014, Kristina was awarded a First Class BEng in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Malta with her in-silico based final year project titled ‘Stress-Strain Analysis of a Healthy Hip Joint’.



Bartolo MK, Accardi MA, Dini D, et al., 2021, A MACHINE-LEARNING APPROACH FOR MEASURING ARTICULAR CARTILAGE DAMAGE IN THE KNEE, International Society for Technology in Arthroplasty (ISTA) Meeting, New Early-Career Webinar Series (NEWS)

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