Last week our team had the opportunity to present their work at the 27th congress of the European Society for Biomechanics Congress #ESB2022, held between 27-29 June in Porto, Portugal.

Dr Dermot O’Rourke presented his work entitled ‘ Characterising the relationship between the knee bone geometry and passive kinematics’ and was fortunate to win an esteemed travel award for his outstanding presentation.

Affiliate PhD student and his Principal Supervisor, Centre Deputy Director, Prof. Peter Pivonka presented their work on ‘A Multiscale, mechanobiological model of cortical bone adaptation due to pth and mechanical loading,’ followed by another exemplary presentation from our program 2 lead Prof. Saulo Martelli on ‘ ‘The effect of microstructural anisotropy on load bearing capacity of the entire human femur.’

One of the highlights of the event was a table discussion hosted by our Centre’s Industry Partner Materialise on Tech Transfer (TT) in Biomechanics, a fundamental aspect of our centre as we strive to drive transformation in the orthopaedic industry through translational research. The talk provided very practical advice on the different stages of conveying results stemming from scientific and technological research to the marketplace and to wider society, along with associated skills and procedures,

After a few busy days of presentations, the team relaxed to enjoy the conference dinner and took up some of the greater sights from the Porto & the Douro Valley region.

We thank the conference organisers for the opportunity to showcase our research with our European counterparts.