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  Comparing the effect of two different implant surface technologies on successful osseointegration in over-prepared osteotomy sites with reduced primary stability.
  Dr S Shahdad
Applications accepted all year round

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Background. Research leading to the development of newer dental implant materials as well as understanding the cellular and acellular healing mechanisms between implant surface and surrounding hard and soft tissues have been in progress for over six decades.
  PhD Studentship in Orthopaedic Implant Technology
  Dr H Hothi
Application Deadline: 30 December 2019

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A 3-year PhD studentship is available at the Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital NHS Trust (RNOH), which is the largest orthopaedic hospital in the UK and considered world leader in musculoskeletal science.
  Development of a co-culture system to improve pre-clinical dental implant testing
  Dr S Kuehne, Dr S Cox, Dr R M Shelton
Application Deadline: 12 January 2020

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Background. In the US alone about 1.3–2 million dental implants are placed annually (Achermann & Day, 2012). Once in place, the race to the surface starts (Gristina AG, 1987).
  Role of Bacteria-Purinoceptor Interactions in Pathological Changes Leading to Implant Failure
  Prof D Gorecki, Prof C Louca
Application Deadline: 23 February 2020

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Applications are invited for a fully funded three-year PhD to commence in October 2020. The PhD will be based in the Faculty of Science and Health, and will be supervised by Professor Darek Gorecki and Professor Chris Luca.
  Smart implant and spine AI
  Dr J Cheung
Applications accepted all year round

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Our team is working on novel diagnosis methods and implants for spine disorders. The diagnosis tools cover form home based examinations to hospital screenings.
  Self-powered cardiac implantable devices enabled by energy harvesting from heart motions (HFUF2019)
  Dr H Fu, Prof S Korossis
Application Deadline: 10 January 2020

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Nowadays, implantable medical devices are widely used in patient assistance, monitoring, and diagnosis. However, these devices are powered by batteries inside the implants that have limited discharging capability or via transcutaneous power leads connected to wearable batteries.
  Muscle Attachments to Implants
  Prof G Blunn, Dr M Roldo, Dr G Tozzi
Application Deadline: 23 February 2020

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Applications are invited for a fully funded three-year PhD to commence in October 2020. The PhD will be based in the Faculty of Science and Health, and will be supervised by Professor Blunn, Dr Roldo and Dr Tozzi.
  MyFemur: Multiscale modelling from clinical image to personalised model to manufacture (EPS2020/30)
  Dr U Wolfram
Application Deadline: 28 February 2020

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Our vision in this project is to create a computational framework for the proximal femur that can allow clinicians to take limited clinical imaging data, e.g.
  Design of cranial reconstruction plates: integrating engineering analysis and understanding
  Dr A Gleadall
Applications accepted all year round

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Customised medical implants are widely used in healthcare for applications such as craniofacial reconstruction after trauma or tumour removal.
  “Smart” scaffolds for preventing post-surgery infections and evaluation in a simulated in vivo microenvironment
  Dr A Anastasiou
Applications accepted all year round

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Infections associated with bacterial colonisation around implants and scaffolds is a significant clinical problem both in orthopaedics and regenerative dentistry.
  Adhesion of Tissues to Percutaneous Implants
  Dr M Roldo, Prof G Blunn, Dr G Tozzi
Application Deadline: 23 February 2020

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Applications are invited for a fully funded three-year PhD to commence in October 2020. The PhD will be based in the Faculty of Science and Health and will be supervised by Dr Marta Roldo, Prof Gordon Blunn and Dr Gianluca Tozzi.
  Vascularisation of tissue engineered skeletal muscle
  Prof M.P. Lewis, Dr A Capel
Applications accepted all year round

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Tissue engineering strategies have created a large number of functional tissues constructed from cells and matrix components over the past two decades.
  Magnesium alloy implants: corrosion effects on its mechanical performance
  Dr Y Liu
Application Deadline: 1 February 2020

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Resorbable metals, including magnesium- and iron-based metal alloy, were investigated intensively as biomaterials for production of orthopaedic implant and stents.
  Porosity tailored titanium scaffolds for bone engineering
  Dr C Torres-Sanchez, Prof P Conway
Applications accepted all year round

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Replacing a part or a function of the body in a safe, reliable, long-lasting and economic manner is the main motivation of this study.
  Engineering functional partial joint replacement: a soft solution to a hard problem
  Dr M Bryant
Application Deadline: 3 January 2020

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Arthritis is a common problem and typically treatment includes replacing the articular surfaces with hard metal on both sides of the joint with intervening plastic or ceramic.
  Innovating an anti-tilt human eye topographer
  Dr A Abass, Prof A Elsheikh
Application Deadline: 20 June 2020

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The project aims to design a human eye topographer that able to scan the eye topography without tilting.
  Predictive modelling and design optimisation of erodible drug delivery systems
  Prof R Wildman
Applications accepted all year round

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3 year PhD Studentship in Enabling Next Generation Additive Manufacturing. Title. Predictive modelling and design optimisation of erodible drug delivery systems.
  Bioprinting to Treat Osteochondral Defects
  Dr P Petkov, Dr M Roldo
Application Deadline: 23 February 2020

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Applications are invited for a fully funded three-year PhD to commence in October 2020. The PhD will be based in the Faculty of Technology and will be supervised by Dr Petko Petkov and Dr Roldo.
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