Imperial College London

Mr Ran S Sopher

Faculty of EngineeringDepartment of Mechanical Engineering








707City and Guilds BuildingSouth Kensington Campus





Ran Sopher is a PhD student in the Biomechanics group of the Department of Mechanical Engineering. His research deals with the biomechanics of the ankle joint and commercially-available total ankle prostheses, as well as the development of a novel ankle implant to replace the natural joint.



Leopold E, Sopher R, Gefen A, 2011, The effect of compressive deformations on the rate of build-up of oxygen in isolated skeletal muscle cells., Med Eng Phys, Vol:33, Pages:1072-1078

Sopher R, Nixon J, McGinnis E, et al., 2011, The influence of foot posture, support stiffness, heel pad loading and tissue mechanical properties on biomechanical factors associated with a risk of heel ulceration., J Mech Behav Biomed Mater, Vol:4, Pages:572-582

Sopher R, Nixon J, Gorecki C, et al., 2011, Effects of intramuscular fat infiltration, scarring, and spasticity on the risk for sitting-acquired deep tissue injury in spinal cord injury patients., J Biomech Eng, Vol:133

Sopher R, Gefen A, 2011, Effects of skin wrinkles, age and wetness on mechanical loads in the stratum corneum as related to skin lesions., Med Biol Eng Comput, Vol:49, Pages:97-105

Or-Tzadikario S, Sopher R, Gefen A, 2010, Quantitative monitoring of lipid accumulation over time in cultured adipocytes as function of culture conditions: toward controlled adipose tissue engineering., Tissue Eng Part C Methods, Vol:16, Pages:1167-1181

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