ARC Industrial Transformation and Training Centre for Joint Biomechanics Innovation for Australian Biomechanical Research

The ARC ITTC for Joint Biomechanics aims to bring together leading researchers, industry partners and end-users to train a new generation of interdisciplinary and skilled graduates to tackle industry-focused challenges in joint biomechanics. will provide advances required to transform personalised surgical treatment of joints through integrated technologies of computer tools for pre-surgical planning and decision making, the computer simulation system and robot simulators for surgical training and medical device assessment, and post-surgical assessment tools.

The outcomes of the centre will significantly contribute to Australia by improved health outcomes, economic benefits, and a skilled workforce able to advance this joint biomechanics fields.

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"Our Vision"

"To become a leading global joint biomechanical research facility focusing on human shoulder mechanobiology"

"Our Mission"

"To transform and translate biomechanical education using multisector collaboration and industry to empower future scientists."

Who Are We

Bringing together a diverse background of skills and experiences, the ARC ITTC for Joint Biomechanics team is uniquely positioned to tackle advanced collaborative research in clinical science, biomechanics, tissue engineering, bio-fabrication, computational modelling and nano-technology to become a global front runner in orthopaedic research.

What we do


The Centre aims to provide a world class training and teaching facility for undergraduate, postgraduate, doctorate students and Post-Doctoral fellows with access to state-of-the- art facilities. This will allow for innovative research and evaluation of ideas and applications under various normal and pathological orthopaedic conditions.

Biomechanical Research

The Centre aims to investigate and promote projects to evaluate the kinematics and biomechanics of the orthopaedic joints from tissue level to structural levels. Support and link experimental methods to allow innovative solutions.

Tissue & Cartilage Research

The Centre aims to be a global front runner in bioresearch examining the properties of muscle-tendon-bone units and the role of cartilage with molecular biology encompassing muscle mapping for improved understanding of tissue interaction.

Computer Modelling & Biofabrication

The Centre is also construction and manipulation of virtual muscle bone units for demonstrations of situational and natural phenomena affecting the simulated joint. Computation using cutting-edge research and advanced 3D printing technology to study cell responses from gross to molecular levels.