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Personal Statement

Research interests include orthopaedic device design, robotic/haptic orthopaedic surgery and experimental and computational hard and soft tissue mechanics. In particular, the application of

  • poroelastic (biphasic) modelling,
  • dynamic mechanical analysis,
  • atomic force microscopy, and
  • nanoindentation

of bone, cartilaginous tissue and tissue engineered constructs in fundamental and applied contexts, namely hip and knee arthroplasty and intervertebral disc biomechanics.

Education/Academic qualification

Master of Science, University of Bristol

Doctor of Philosophy, University of Bristol


Bachelor of Engineering, University of Bristol


  • biomechanics
  • tissue mechanics
  • orthopaedics
  • musculoskeletal
  • hip
  • knee
  • spine
  • porous materials

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Knee Replacement Arthroplasties Medicine & Life Sciences
Knee Medicine & Life Sciences
Arthroplasty Engineering & Materials Science
Collagen Engineering & Materials Science
Bone Engineering & Materials Science
Hydrogels Engineering & Materials Science
Bone and Bones Medicine & Life Sciences
Lower Extremity Medicine & Life Sciences

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Projects 2008 2018

Research Output 1997 2020

Identifying car ingress movement strategies before and after total knee replacement

Komaris, D. S., Govind, C., Clarke, J., Ewen, A., Jeldi, A., Murphy, A. & Riches, P., 6 Jan 2020, (Accepted/In press) In : International Biomechanics.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Knee prostheses
Bearings (structural)
Railroad cars
19 Downloads (Pure)

3D Bioprinting of mature bacterial biofilms for antimicrobial resistance drug testing

Ning, E., Turnbull, G., Clarke, J., Picard, F., Riches, P., Vendrell, M., Graham, D., Wark, A. W., Faulds, K. & Shu, W., 13 Sep 2019, In : Biofabrication. 11, 4, 13 p., 045018.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
Microbial Drug Resistance
Pharmaceutical Preparations


A biomechanical evaluation of three prosthetic feet

Author: Harris, E. J., 1 Mar 2012

Supervisor: Solomonidis, S. (Supervisor) & Riches, P. (Supervisor)

Student thesis: Master's Thesis

Advanced tuning of a trans-tibial prosthesis using motion capture and visualisation

Author: SAMALA, M., 1 Oct 2017

Supervisor: Rowe, P. J. (Supervisor) & Riches, P. (Supervisor)

Student thesis: Doctoral Thesis

Activities 2014 2017

  • 2 Consultancy
  • 1 Oral presentation

Short-term Lower Limb Mechanics During Stair Descent and Downhill Gait in Total Knee Arthroplasty Patients

Cheral Govind (Speaker), Dimitrios Sokratis Komaris (Contributor), Craig Childs (Contributor), Alistair Ewen (Contributor), Artaban Jeldi (Contributor), Jon Clarke (Contributor), Frederic Picard (Contributor), Philip Riches (Contributor)
Jul 2017

Activity: Talk or presentation typesOral presentation

A comparison of knee pad designs on knee pressure during kneeling

Phil Riches (Advisor)

Activity: Consultancy typesConsultancy