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School of Engineering
University of Surrey
Guildford Surrey

Telephone: +44 (0)1483 686600
Fax: +44 (0)1483 686611

Department Head: Professor Paul Smith
Application Enquiries to: Individual Supervisors

Project Supervisor(s): Prof A Crocombe
Application Deadline: 01 August

Funding is available to students Worldwide

Tibial Plate Stability in Augmented Knee Arthroplasty, Supervisors: Professor A Crocombe, Dr W Xu, Dr D Ewins

Applications are invited for a fully funded PhD studentship within the School of Engineering at the University of Surrey.

In knee replacement, augmentation is necessary when quality of tibial bone stock is poor.

In such cases a tibial plate with an extended stem is conventionally used.

This makes subsequent revision much more complicated. This research will investigate the stability of augmented tibial plates.

This will be achieved through a combination of 3D finite element analysis (FEA) incorporating bone remodelling algorithms and bio-mechanical testing.

Applicants should have expertise in computational mechanics in general and FEA in particular.

They should have at least the equivalent of a good upper second class honours degree in Mechanical, Civil or related engineering disciplines or Physics.

Funding will depend on a number of factors; for UK/EU students it will be a minimum of £12,300 pa rising annually. Students from outside the EU may also apply.

For further information please email Prof Crocombe (

Applications, to include a CV and the names and addresses of two academic referees, should be sent to:

Professor Andy Crocombe
School of Engineering (H5)
University of Surrey

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