About the Project
Predicting the bone mechanical properties and the fracture risk is not trivial due to the complex hierarchical structure of the bone. In this project the student will process high resolution Synchrotron micro-computed tomography images of human femoral cortical bone to evaluate in details its microstructure in different anatomical positions. Moreover, biomechanical assessments with finite element models and nanoindentations will be performed to characterize the mechanical properties of the tissue.
Candidates must have a first or upper second-class honours degree or significant research experience. In addition, candidates must be self-motivated, have the ability to think independently, use own initiative, have good communications skills and be well-organised including good time management. Experience in biomechanics and/or image processing would be desirable but not essential.
Interested candidates should in the first instance contact Dr Enrico Dall’Ara ([email protected])
How to apply:
Please complete a University Postgraduate Research Application form available here: www.shef.ac.uk/postgraduate/research/apply
Please clearly state the prospective main supervisor in the respective box and select Oncology and Metabolism as the department.
Proposed start date: 26/10/20
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