A selection of recent peer reviewed publications by members of the group is given below:


Gonzalez Alvarez A., Dearn K.D., Lawless B.M., Lavecchia C.E., Vommaro F., Martikos K., Greggi T.Shepherd D.E.T. (2018) Design and mechanical evaluation of a novel dynamic growing rod to improve the surgical treatment of early onset scoliosis. Materials and Design. In press

Hassanin H., Finet L, Cox C., Parastoo J., Grover L.M., Shepherd D.E.T., Addison O., Attallah M.M (2018) Tailoring Selective Laser Melting Process for Titanium Drug-Delivering Implants with Releasing Micro-Channels. Additive Manufacturing. In press

Dorrepaal R.M., Lawless B.M., Burton H.E., Espino D.M., Shepherd D.E.T., Gowen A.A. (2018) Hyperspectral chemical imaging reveals spatially varied degradation of polycarbonate urethane (PCU) biomaterials. Acta Biomaterialia. 73: 81-89.

Thomas-Seale L.E.J., Kirkman-Brown J.C., Attallah M.M., Espino D.M., Shepherd D. E. T. (2018) The barriers to the progression of additive manufacture: an industrial perspective. International Journal of Production Economics. 198: 104-118.

LawlessB.M., Espino D.M., Shepherd D.E.T. (2018) In vitro oxidative degradation of a spinal posterior dynamic stabilisation device. Journal of Biomedical Materials Research: Part B. 106B: 1237–1244.

Lavecchia C.E., Espino D.M., Moerman K.M., Tse K.M., Robinson D., Lee P.V.S., Shepherd D.E.T. (2018) Lumbar Model Generator: a tool for the automated generation of a parametric scalable model of the lumbar spine. Journal of the Royal Society Interface. 15: 20170829.

Eckold D.G., Karl D. Dearn K.D., Shepherd DET (2018) Wear debris from total joint replacements: evaluation of automated categorisation by scale-invariant feature transforms. Computer Methods in Biomechanics and Biomedical Engineering: Imaging & Visualization. 6: 226-232.


Cox S., Jamshidi P., Eisenstein N., Webber M., Burton H., Addison, O, Attallah, M, Shepherd, D.E.T.; Grover L.M. (2017) Surface Finish has a Critical Influence on Biofilm Formation and Mammalian Cell Attachment to Additively Manufactured Prosthetics. ACS Biomaterials Science & Engineering 3: 1616-1626.

Sadeghi H., Lawless B.M., Shepherd D.E.T., Espino D.M. (2017) Effect of frequency on crack growth in articular cartilage. Journal of the Mechanical Behavior of Biomedical Materials 77: 40-46.

Alnaimat F.A., Shepherd D.E.T., Dearn K.D. (2017) Crack growth in medical-grade silicone and polyurethane ether elastomers. Polymer Testing 62: 225-234.

Sadeghi H., Shepherd D.E.T., Espino D.M. (2017) Fatigue strength of bovine articular cartilage-on-bone under three-point bending: the effect of loading frequency. BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders. 18: 142.


Alnaimat F.A., Shepherd D.E.T., Dearn K.D. (2016) The effect of synthetic polymer lubricants on the friction between common arthroplasty bearing biomaterials for encapsulated spinal implants. Tribology International 98: 20–25

Barnes S.C., Shepherd D.E.T., Espino D.M., Bryan R.T., Viney R., Patel P. (2016) Design of an improved surgical instrument for the removal of bladder tumours. Journal of Engineering in Medicine. In press.

Barnes S.C., Lawless B.M., Shepherd D.E.T., Espino D.M., Bicknell G.R., Bryan R.T. (2016) Viscoelastic Properties of Human Bladder Tumours. Journal of the Mechanical Behavior of Biomedical Materials. 61: 250–257.

Cox S.C., Jamshidib P., Eisenstein N.M., Webber M.A., Hassanin H., Attallah M.M., Shepherd D.E.T., Addison O., Grover L.M. (2016) Adding functionality with additive manufacturing: fabrication of titanium-based antibiotic eluting implants. Materials Science and Engineering C 64: 407–415.

Lawless B.M., Barnes S.C, Espino D.M., Shepherd D.E.T. (2016) Viscoelastic properties of a spinal posterior dynamic stabilisation device. Journal of the Mechanical Behavior of Biomedical Materials 59: 519–526

Sen Mei, Francisco S.N. de Souza Júnior, May Y.S. Kuan, Naomi C. Green and Daniel M. Espino (2016) Hemodynamics through the congenitally bicuspid aortic valve: a computational fluid dynamics comparison of opening orifice area and leaflet orientation. Perfusion. In press.  

Thomas-Seale, L.E.J., Hollis, L., Klatt, D., Sack, I., Roberts, N., Pankaj, P. and Hoskins, P. R. (2016) The simulation of magnetic resonance elastography through atherosclerosis, Journal of Biomechanics, 49: 781-1788

Thomas-Seale, L.E.J, Kennedy, P., Hollis, L., Hammer, S., Anderson, T., Mirsadraee, S., Klatt, D., Sack, I., Pankaj, P., Roberts, N. and Hoskins, P. R. (2016) Magnetic resonance elastography through atherosclerosis: A feasibility study, Journal of Clinical and Experimental Cardiology, 7(12): 482

Youssef M.M., Shepherd D.E.T. and Titley O.G. (2016) Design of a Dynamic External Finger Fixator. Journal of Medical Devices. In press.