ESR Projects

Each of the 12 ESR projects implementing the research programme contains significant scientific and technological originality including innovative material processing strategies, polymer fibre- and textile-based materials, novel hybrid and composite material development, new computational modelling developments and new surface treatment development to address specific gaps in current biomaterial capabilities

A list of all of the ESR projects are listed below:

ESR 1: Material and process optimisation to develop stiffened polymer bioresorbable vascular stents
Tags: Material Processing, Experimental testing, Polymers

ESR 2: Design, development and characterisation of novel polymer- and ceramic-based coating technologies to control degradation rates for magnesium alloy stents
Tags: Material Processing, Biomaterials, Experimental testing, Degradation

ESR 3: Modelling and design of a polymer bioabsorbable, spiral laminar flow (SLF) stent for peripheral artery applications, to deliver optimal flow and mechanical performance.
Tags: Computational Modelling, Material Processing, FSI, Experimental testing, Degradation

ESR 4: Multiphysics modelling and experimental validation of degradation of magnesium alloy with different coating technologies for vascular stent and orthopaedic implant applications
Tags: Computational Modelling, Degradation, Metals, Polymers

ESR 5: Selective laser melting of magnesium powder materials to optimise mechanical performance and degradation rates and development of novel orthopaedic trauma plate
Tags: Material Processing, Experimental testing, Degradation, Metals

ESR 6: Post-processing effects and prediction of long-term performance for bioresorbable composites for vascular stent and orthopaedic implant applications
Tags: Material Processing, Experimental testing, Sterilisation, Degradation

ESR 7: Experimental investigation and testing of a bioabsorbable, spiral laminar flow stent for peripheral artery applications, including materials development, prototype design, manufacture (including additive manufacturing) and performance characterisation
Tags: Material Characterisation, Computational Modelling, Device Design

ESR 8: Patient-customized and load-orientated self-reinforced polymer fibre and textile-reinforced composite structures for bone fixation
Tags: Material Processing, Imaging, Experimental testing, Computational Modelling

ESR 9: Development of next-generation bioabsorbable polymer stent with increased strength and stiffness properties, employing polymer textile macrostructures and optimised stent design techniques
Tags: Material Processing, Experimental testing Computational Modelling, Degradation, Device Design

ESR 10: Development of novel bioabsorbable materials for orthopaedic implant applications with optimised mechanical/degradation properties, using innovative fibre spinning and textile structures
Tags: Experimental testing, Degradation, Material Processing

ESR 11: Development of magnesium fibre-reinforced polymer composite with optimised mechanical and degradation properties for orthopaedic implant applications
Tags: Material Processing, Experimental testing, Computational Modelling, Degradation

ESR 12: Development of a 3D printed bioabsorbable composite materials for orthopaedic applications
Tags: Experimental testing, Computational Modelling, Degradation, Device Design, Multiscale Modelling