On the 14th of September, we welcomed Ms Miranda Noblesse, Global Sales Director Materialise of Medical in Belgium to our Centre.
Our PhD student Mr Xiaolong Fan shared his project and gave a tour of the Medical Engineering labs and we had the chance to discuss future collaboration and placement projects for our PhD students.

Mr Fan takes a multidisciplinary approach that encompasses the modelling and experiment to support surgery selecting suitable implant for independent patients basic on CT image. He holds master’s degree from QUT which focused on understanding of biomechanical properties of red kangaroo shoulder humeral cartilage.

Materialise are one of our key partners providing access to cutting edge technology in the medical device and pre-operative planning spaces, particularly with the use of their 3D planning software the 'Mimics Innovation Suite.'

Mr Xialong shows our visitors his project poster on “Evaluation of proximal humerus bone density on implant fixation in Shoulder Arthroplasty” and highlights from program 2 at the 'Cube,' level 4 P Block QUT Garden's Point campus. 

Thank-you to Ms Monica Russell (Medical Account Manager) & Mr Michael Mathews (Materialise Medical - Sales and Business Development Manager - ANZ) for organising the visit and joining us at QUT. Our partnership is a cornerstone in our vision 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.

By bringing together leading researchers, industry partners like Materialise and end-users, we continue to succeed in our mission to  train a new generation of interdisciplinary and skilled graduates to tackle industry-focused challenges in joint biomechanics.