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Professor Martin Browne BSc, PhD, ProfGradIMMM, MIMechE, CEng

Professor of Applied Biomaterials, Head of Bioengineering Group

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His research interests include performance characterisation of orthopaedic implants and materials via non-invasive optical, acoustic and x-ray based experimental methods, and using statistical methods to predict the behaviour of implants in the face of uncertainty due to surgical approach and patient variability.

Martin graduated with a degree in Materials Science from the University of Manchester in 1991, and spent time in industry researching carbon fibre composite materials. He was awarded his PhD in 1995 by the University of Southampton for research into improving the corrosion resistance of titanium medical devices. He was appointed a senior research fellow in 1999, became a lecturer in 2003, and a Reader in 2006.

Research interests

  • experimental methods
  • acoustic emission testing
  • bone cement optimisation
  • reliability methods
  • variable amplitude loading

Details of research impact can be found here.

Research group

Bioengineering Science

Research project(s)

3D printing small implants

The project will develop the technology to produce rapid manufactured prostheses, for small joint and dental implant applications.

Developing Hip Replacements: Simulations and Experimental Methods

EnDuRE: Hip Resurfacing Implants for Durability and Biocompatibility

Seeing the deformations inside solids

While most of the deformation imaging techniques deal with surface information, some new methods enable to provide deformation inside solids.

Development of a new knee replacement - Dormant

Anatomically Precise Revolutionary Implant for bone Conserving Osteoarthritis Treatment (APRICOT)

The APRICOT project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No 863183.

Medical Device Obligations Taskforce (MDOT)

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Biomaterials SESM6015 Mechanical Engineering Course leader
Professor Martin Browne
Engineering, University of Southampton, Highfield, Southampton. SO17 1BJ United Kingdom

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