Imperial College London

Dr Nicolas Newell

Faculty of EngineeringDepartment of Bioengineering




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Nic focuses 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 an Imperial College Research Fellowship in the Department of Mechanical Engineering in 2018 and became a Lecturer in the Department of Bioengineering in 2021.



Du Y, Tavana S, Rahman T, et al., 2021, Sensitivity of intervertebral disc finite element models to internal geometric and non-geometric parameters, Frontiers in Bioengineering and Biotechnology, Vol:9, ISSN:2296-4185

Sanz-Pena I, Arachchi S, Halwala-Vithanage D, et al., 2021, Characterising the mould rectification process for designing scoliosis braces: towards automated digital design of 3D-printed braces, Applied Sciences, Vol:11, ISSN:2076-3417, Pages:1-13

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

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