Women in Engineering

Biotribology at Imperial College

Biotribology plays an important role in many aspects of our everyday life from artificial joint implants and 'mouth-feel' of food texture to hair conditioners and contact lens comfort. It is a multidisciplinary field which includes aspects of biology, surface physics, materials, chemistry, biomechanics and mechanical engineering.

The Biotribology group was established in 2007, with a focus on implant tribology, articular cartilage damage mechanisms and soft contact lubrication.

Academic Researchers:


Research Fellows and Associates:

PhD Students:

  • Andrea Bernardini
  • Dimitrios Bikos
  • Georgios Samaras
  • Murali Manoj
  • Rikeen Jobanputra 

Research Collaborators:

  • Professor Justin Cobb, Chair of Orthopaedics, Charing Cross Hospital
  • Dr Matthew Jaggard, Clinical Research Fellow, Imperial College NHS Healthcare Trust
  • Professor Ferdinando Rodriguez y Baena, Professor of Medical Robotics, Department of Mechanical Engineering
  • Professor Molly Stevens, Professor of Biomedical Materials & Regenerative Medicine, Department of Materials
  • Professor Andrew Amis, Professor of Biomechanics, Department of Mechanical Engineering
  • Dr Maria Charalambides, Reader in Mechanics of Materials, Department of Mechanical Engineering
  • Dr Jonathan Jeffers, Senior Lecturer (Biomechanics), Department of Mechanical Engineering
  • Dr Ulrich HansenSenior Lecturer (Biomechanics), Department of Mechanical Engineering
  • Dr Maria Parkes, Research Associate (Biomechanics), Department of Mechanical Engineering
  • Dr Antonio Elia Forte, Research Associate (Bioengineering)Department of Mechanical Engineering
  • Dr Colin Boyle, Research Associate (Bioengineering)Department of Mechanical Engineering
  • Dr Connor Myant, Lecturer, Dyson School of Design Engineering

Former Members:

  • Dr Elze Porte
  • Dr Harriet Stevenson
  • Dr Jennifer Vail
  • Dr Jingyun Fan
  • Dr Louise Austin
  • Dr Maryam Imani Masouleh
  • Dr Suzanna Whitehouse

PCS Biotribometer Poster