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Adjunct Professor Kunle Oloyede

Science and Engineering Faculty,
Chemistry, Physics, Mechanical Engineering,
Biomedical Engineering and Medical Physics


Adjunct Professor Kunle Oloyede
Adjunct Professor
Science and Engineering Faculty,
Chemistry, Physics, Mechanical Engineering,
Biomedical Engineering and Medical Physics
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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