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Professor Mark Taylor BEng MSc PhD FIMechE

Visiting Professor of Bioengineering Science

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Professor Mark Taylor is Visiting Professor of Bioengineering Science within Engineering and Physical Sciences at the University of Southampton.

Professor Taylor has worked within the computational biomechanics field since 1991. He studied for a Masters in Biomechanical Engineering (1991-1993) at the University of Dundee. He then moved to the IRC in Biomedical Materials, Queen Mary and Westfield College as a research assistant and part-time PhD student (1993-1997). The main area of research, which formed the basis of his PhD thesis, was examining the cancellous bone stresses within the implanted proximal femur and proximal tibia and their correlation with implant migration and long term clinical performance. From this work a new theory was proposed which described the mechanism by which implants migrate through their bony support. This work was awarded the prestigious Gisela Sturm Award for Innovation in Artificial Joint Replacement by the European Federation of National Associations of Orthopaedics and Traumatology (EFORT). After completing his PhD thesis in 1997, he joined Finsbury (Development) Ltd as the part time Research Manager (1997-2000). He worked on a number of projects related to total hip and knee replacement and the initial development of a total thumb joint replacement. From October 1997 to August 1998, he was seconded to the Department of Orthopaedics, University Hospital in Lund as a biomechanics advisor to their research activities (one week per month). In August 1998, he was appointed as a part-time (50%) member of lecturing staff of the School of Engineering Sciences, University of Southampton. In May 2000, he took up a full time lecturing post at the University of Southampton. He was promoted to Reader in 2003 and received his personal chair in 2005.

In 2012, Mark left Southampton to join the research group at Flinders University, Australia. Mark continues to maintain research links as a visiting researcher with the bioengineering research group.

Research interests

  • orthopaedic biomechanics
  • Finite element analysis
  • human powered vehicles

Research group

Bioengineering Science

Module title Module code Discipline Role
Advanced Orthopaedic Biomechanics SESM6026 Mechanical Engineering Course leader
Orthopaedic Biomechanics SESM3020 Mechanical Engineering Course leader
Engineering Design and Structural Analysis Methods SESG2005 Engineering Sciences Tutor
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