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Associate Professor Saulo Martelli
Associate Professor in Biomedical Engineering and Biomechanics
Faculty of Engineering,
School of Mech., Medical & Process Engineering
Discipline *
Biomedical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Human Movement and Sports Science
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Orthopaedic Research Society

Australian and New Zealand Orthopaedic Research Society

European Society of Biomechanics


bone mechanics, osteoporosis, human motion, modelling, joint mechanics

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


My research focuses on musculoskeletal biomechanics. I aim at quantifying how shape, elasticity and physical activity determine musculoskeletal function in healthy and pathological adult people. I have pioneered computer methods for studying the neuro-muscle control system, quantifying the risk of bone fracture and informing exercise prescription in osteoporosis. I have advanced experimental techniques for studying the microstructural contribution to bone strength, real-time loading during normal physical activity and high-speed impact. In orthopaedics, my research supports the medical devices industry. I have optimized joint stability and strength in innovative joint replacements and developed computer technologies for conducting virtual trials of orthopaedic devices. I have also contributed to the development of software for integration clinical imaging  toward a personalized, physics-based, medicine.

This information has been contributed by Associate Professor Saulo Martelli.


  • 2019 – current: Research-only (ARC Future Fellowship)
  • 2014 – 2018:      Finite-element modelling
  • 2014 – 2018:      Advanced bio-mechanics in orthopedics
  • 2017 – 2018:      Sports biomechanics
This information has been contributed by Associate Professor Saulo Martelli.


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