• Richard Hall (visiting Professor, 2018, 2019)
  • Susan Peacock (project coordinator)
  • Anna Diez Escudero (post-doc, 2017-2019)
  • Gry Hulsart Billström (post-doc, 2016-2018)
  • Dan Wu (PhD student, 2015-2019)
  • Jun Luo (PhD student, 2014-2018) 
  • Christina Stelzl (research assistant, 2018)
  • Charlotte Hopkinson (MSc student, 2019)
  • Rachel Stoakes (MSc student, 2019)
  • Yuling Liu (MSc student, 2019)
  • Iain Christie (MSc student, 2018)
  • Léa Le Scouarnec (summer student, 2018)

Dan Wu - Post doc

I am a Post doc with focus on biomechanics of trabecular bone, including material-level trabecular elastic properties, screw implant primary stability and a bit augmentation material in bone. Research techniques used are mainly microCT, digital volume correlation and FEM. 

Short CV

  • MSc in Materials Science and Engineering, 2014, Shandong University, China
  • PhD in Biomaterial Systems in September 2019, Uppsala University, Sweden


Anders Westermark - PhD Student

My research project is aimed at biomaterials for bone defects, especially more complicated cases with large bone loss and difficult biological conditions. The research is performed parallel to working at Uppsala University hospital.

Short CV

  • 2011    Board certified specialist in orthopaedic surgery


Elin Åkerlund - Project Student

My project is a continuation of my master thesis where my focus was on preparing polymer blend and polymer based composite filaments, for FDM-based 3D printing, with different compositions of two biodegradable polymers, namely PLA and PCL. The composites also included the mineral hydroxyapatite. My focus now consists of trying to optimize the interface between the mineral particles and the polymers, to further analyze the material degradation process. But also to 3D print trabecular based structures and analyze the suitability of the material for those structures.


Professor Hall has an undergraduate degree in Physics from the University of Leeds and was awarded a PhD from the University of Lancaster.  He rejoined the University of Leeds as a jointly appointed Lecturer in the Schools of Mechanical Engineering and Medicine.  His appointment is now solely within the School of Mechanical Engineering.  Residing within the School his research interests are related to medical engineering particularly of the spine as well as other joints including the hip. 

Professor Hall is a visiting professor until September 2019.