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Dr Roland Steck

Institute of Health Biomedical Innovation (IHBI),
IHBI Directorate Office

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Name
Dr Roland Steck
Position(s)
MERF Operations Manager
Institute of Health Biomedical Innovation (IHBI),
IHBI Directorate Office
IHBI Member
Institute of Health Biomedical Innovation (IHBI),
IHBI Directorate Office
Discipline *
Biomedical Engineering, Other Medical and Health Sciences
Phone
+61 7 3138 6950
Fax
+61 7 3138 6030
Email
Location
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Identifiers and profiles
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Qualifications

PhD (Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (Zurich))

Professional memberships
and associations
  • Swiss Society for Biomedical Engineering (SGBT)
  • International Society for Fracture Repair (ISFR)
  • Australian and New Zealand Orthopaedic Research Society (ANZORS)
Keywords

animal models, biomechanical testing, bone, fracture healing, microCT, orthopaedic biomechanics, soft tissue trauma

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

Biography

Broad area of research focus: Orthopaedics and Trauma   Main areas of research

  • Small animal (mouse) fracture healing models
  • microCT imaging and evaluation
  • Interaction between bone fractures and traumatic soft tissue injuries
  • Mechanical testing of musculoskeletal tissues and implants

Grants

  • 2014-2015: AO Research Foundation, Switzerland, Architecturally-controlled synthetic bone substitutes for bone regeneration under load
  • 2014: The Prince Charles Hospital Foundation. Design and construction of a sheep elevator.
  • 2014: The Australasian Hyperbaric and Diving Medicine Research Trust: The effects of hyperbaric oxygen therapy on inflammation, fibrosis and angiogenesis following contusion injury in skeletal muscle
  • 2010-2011: AO Research Foundation, Switzerland: Role of mechanical stability in metaphyseal fracture healing in mice
  • 2007: Wesley Research Institute, Brisbane, Australia: Prevention of bacterial bone infections in mice with implant coatings for delivery of antibiotics, demonstrated by in vivo biophotonic imaging
  • 2006: Wesley Research Institute, Brisbane, Australia: Development of slow release surface coatings for orthopaedic implants for prevention and treatment against bacterial infections.

Supervision PhD, masters, and research-placement/internship opportunities are available – please contact Dr Roland Steck directly.

Previous and current research student projects

  • Mechanical characterisation of rat ulna compression model
  • Characterisation of mouse fracture fixation implants using finite element modeling and mechanical testing
  • Assessment of mouse fracture healing with mechanical testing, histology and microCT imaging
  • Influence of surgical approach on bone fracture healing
  • Characterisation of vascular changes after soft tissue trauma using contrast-enhanced microCT

Career history

  • 2011 – Present: Deputy Director, MERF, IHBI, QUT
  • 2005 – 2013: Senior Research Fellow, Trauma Research Group, IHBI, QUT
  • 2001 – 2005: Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Lerner Research Institute, Cleveland Clinic Foundation, OH, USA.
This information has been contributed by Dr Roland Steck.

Teaching

Former unit coordinator for ENB338 Biomaterials.

Lecturing in ENB338 and ENB 318.

This information has been contributed by Dr Roland Steck.

Publications


For more publications by this staff member, visit QUT ePrints, the University's research repository.

Research projects

Grants and projects (Category 1: Australian Competitive Grants only)

Title
Inter-Fragmentary Movement In Callus Formation In The Early Phase Of Fracture Healing
Primary fund type
CAT 1 - Australian Competitive Grant
Project ID
DP0988124
Start year
2009
Keywords
mathematical modelling; fracture healing
Title
Bioactive and biodegradable scaffold and novel graft source for the repair of large segmental bone defects
Primary fund type
CAT 1 - Australian Competitive Grant
Project ID
1055575
Start year
2013
Keywords