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Adjunct Professor Kunle Oloyede
Discipline *
Biomedical Engineering
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PhD (Imperial College, London), MSc (Cranfield Institute of Technology), Graduate Certificate in Education - Higher Education (Queensland University of Technology), BSc(MechEng)(Hons) (University of Lagos), DIC (Imperial College, London)


Articular cartilage biomechanics, Orthopaedics, Osteoarthritis, Replacement materials, Soft tissue biomechanics

* Field of Research code, Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification (ANZSRC), 2008


Area of Focus: Orthopaedics and Trauma

Professor Oloyede is a world renown expert in the biomechanics of articular cartilage, where he has contributed significantly to innovations advancing understanding in the area of research; e.g. he,

  • developed the consolidation mechanics-based approach to cartilage testing and the first tissue consolidometer that is used in research groups around the world to study cartilage fluid and load-carriage mechanisms non-invasively.
  • has published over 100 papers, some of which have attracted citation in important references like GRAY’s anatomy and the Bibliography of current opinions in orthopaedics.
  • has been co-inventor of 6 intellectual properties, some of which are currently used in industry.
  • has attracted over $7M in research grants with $4M from ARC, NHMRC and biomedical and orthopaedic industries in the last 10 years.
  • is the developer of the new overlay element for finite element analysis of mixed biochemical and biomechanical responses of loaded articular cartilage.

Areas of expertise

  • articular cartilage biomechanics
  • soft tissue biomechanics
  • materials and biomaterials (permanent scaffold)
  • experimental, mathematical and finite element modelling of biomechanical systems.

Career history

  • 2007 – present: Professor – QUT, School of Engineering Systems
  • 2003 – 2007: Associate Professor – QUT, School of Engineering Systems
  • 1997 – 2003: Senior Lecturer – QUT, School of Engineering Systems
This information has been contributed by Adjunct Professor Kunle Oloyede.


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