Imperial College London

Dr Nicolas Newell

Faculty of EngineeringDepartment of Mechanical Engineering

Imperial College Research Fellow



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774Mechanical EngineeringSouth Kensington Campus





Nic is an Imperial College Research Fellow focusing his research in the area of spine biomechanics. He graduated with an MEng (Hons) degree in Mechanical Engineering from Durham University in 2009. He finished his PhD in the Department of Bioengineering at Imperial College London in 2013 before moving to Queensland University of Technology for a postdoc (2013-2015) and returning to Imperial for a second postdoc in the Department of Bioengineering (2015-2018). He started his Fellowship in the Department of Mechanical Engineering in November 2018.



Draper D, Newell N, Masouros S, et al., 2021, Multiscale Validation of Multiple Human Body Model Functional Spinal Units, Journal of Biomechanical Engineering-transactions of the Asme, Vol:143, ISSN:0148-0731

Tavana S, Masouros S, Baxan N, et al., 2021, The Effect of Degeneration on Internal Strains and the Mechanism of Failure in Human Intervertebral Discs Analyzed Using Digital Volume Correlation (DVC) and Ultra-High Field MRI, Frontiers in Bioengineering and Biotechnology, Vol:8, ISSN:2296-4185

Tavana S, Clark J, Newell N, et al., 2020, In vivo deformation and strain measurements in ‎human bone using digital volume correlation ‎‎(DVC) and 3T clinical MRI, Materials, Vol:13, ISSN:1996-1944

Newell N, Rivera Tapia D, Rahman T, et al., 2020, Influence of testing environment and loading rate on intervertebral disc compressive mechanics: An assessment of repeatability at three different laboratories, Jor Spine, Vol:3, ISSN:2572-1143

Tavana S, Clark JN, Prior J, et al., 2020, Quantifying deformations and strains in human intervertebral discs using Digital Volume Correlation combined with MRI (DVC-MRI), Journal of Biomechanics, Vol:102, ISSN:0021-9290, Pages:1-7

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