Personal details

Name
Dr Saulo Martelli
Position(s)
Associate Professor in Biomedical Engineering and Biomechanics
Science and Engineering Faculty,
School of Mechanical Medical & Process Engineering
Discipline *
Biomedical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Human Movement and Sports Science
Phone
+61 7 3138 2958
Email
Location
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Identifiers and profiles
LinkedIn
Professional memberships
and associations

Orthopaedic Research Society

Australian and New Zealand Orthopaedic Research Society

European Society of Biomechanics

Keywords

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

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

Biography

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 Dr Saulo Martelli.

Teaching

  • 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 Dr Saulo Martelli.

Publications

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