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Biomechanics PhD Projects, Programmes & Scholarships

We have 47 Biomechanics PhD Projects, Programmes & Scholarships

A PhD in Biomechanics within the field of Medicine offers a unique opportunity to delve into the intricate relationship between the human body and mechanical forces. This interdisciplinary field combines principles of engineering, physics, and biology to understand how the body moves and functions.

What's it like to study a PhD in Biomechanics?

Studying a PhD in Biomechanics allows you to explore the fascinating world of human movement and its implications for healthcare. You will have the chance to conduct cutting-edge research, using advanced technologies and techniques to analyze and model the mechanics of the human body. From studying the mechanics of joints and muscles to investigating the impact of external forces on the body, your research will contribute to the development of innovative medical interventions and treatments.

During your PhD, you will work closely with experienced researchers and faculty members who will guide and support you throughout your journey. You will have access to state-of-the-art laboratories and equipment, enabling you to collect and analyze data to further your research. Additionally, you may have the opportunity to collaborate with healthcare professionals and industry partners, gaining valuable insights and real-world applications for your work.

Entry requirements for a PhD in Biomechanics

To pursue a PhD in Biomechanics, a strong academic background in a relevant field is essential. Typically, applicants are required to hold a Bachelor's or Master's degree in disciplines such as biomedical engineering, mechanical engineering, or sports science. Additionally, having research experience or coursework in biomechanics, anatomy, physiology, or related subjects will strengthen your application.

PhD in Biomechanics funding options

Funding for PhDs in Biomechanics may be available from various sources, including governments, universities and charities, business or industry. See our full guides to PhD funding for more information.

PhD in Biomechanics careers

A PhD in Biomechanics opens up a wide range of career opportunities in both academia and industry. Many graduates go on to become researchers and professors, conducting further studies and teaching at universities. Others find employment in healthcare institutions, working alongside medical professionals to develop new treatments and technologies. Biomechanics expertise is also highly sought after in industries such as sports equipment design, orthopedics, prosthetics, and rehabilitation. With a PhD in Biomechanics, you will have the skills and knowledge to make a significant impact on improving human health and well-being.

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EPSRC DTP studentship in The Neuromechanics of Human Balance and Walking

EPSRC DTP studentship - 3.5 years full time starting 1st October 2024. Project summary. The School of Healthcare Sciences at Cardiff University are delighted to offer a fully funded EPSRC studentship starting in October 2024. Read more

Optimising functional independence across the life and healthspan using neurostimulation

Neuroplasticity is integral to recovery and maintenance of functional independence as we age, and even more crucial in individuals with developmental disorders such as Cerebral Palsy and those with injuries to their brain and/or central nervous system (Spinal Cord Injury, Stroke, MS). Read more

Biomechanical investigation of minimally assisted vs self and conventional extrication of people form vehicles following road traffic collisions

Road traffic collisions are a leading cause of death worldwide; indeed, road traffic injuries are the number one cause of death for children and young adults aged 5-29 years, and, more than 90% of these deaths occur in low- and middle-income countries. Read more

Biomedical Engineering: Fully Funded Swansea and Boston Scientific Ltd PhD Scholarship: Bioprosthetic Design Evaluation Through Experimental-Computational Techniques

Funding providers: Swansea University's Faculty of Science and Engineering and Boston Scientific Ltd. Subject areas: Experimental Mechanics, Heart Valves, Digital Image Correlation (DIC), Particle Image Velocimetry (PIV), Biomechanics, Fluid-Structure Interaction. Read more

Study of early pathological changes in calcified cartilage in osteoarthritis and alkaptonuria

We are seeking a motivated individual to work on this exciting project investigating the role that the calcified cartilage has in rare and common joint osteoarthritis, using novel approaches such as gene silencing and establishment of a 3D chondrocyte cell culture model. Read more

NIHR Leeds BRC: Force sensing mechanisms of haemostasis in heart failure and diabetes

Since the original identification of the role of PIEZO1 in vascular integrity and endothelial cell biology by our group in Leeds in 2014, there have been many publications on the role of PIEZO1 in endothelial function and its role in processes such as atherosclerosis, hypertension, cell-cell junctions, vascular permeability and leukocyte diapedesis. Read more

Novel strategies and innovative technologies to produce amorphous solid dispersion

Poor drug solubility presents a major challenge in drug product development of oral solid dosage (OSD) forms. However, many new development compounds exhibit poor solubility and only a few of them reach market approval. Read more
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Biomechanical Investigation of Tendinopathy: A Multiscale Study

Overview. This PhD project aims to address the prevalent issue of tendinopathies, which significantly impact the general population and pose substantial socio-economic challenges globally. Read more

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