Macro and micro morphology of anterior cruciate ligament-bone interface and its effect on force transmission

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This PhD project will be based at Shanghai Jiao Tong University with a 12-month stay at the University of Melbourne. For the Melbourne-based project, click here.

Abnormal structure and force transmission at the graft-bone interface is the major reason for tunnel enlargement and graft laxity following anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) reconstruction. This project aims to explore the effect of macro-and micro- morphology of intact ACL-bone interface and its effect on force transmission, thus providing a scientific foundation for improving the biomechanics of graft-bone interface.

Project goals

The objective of this project is:

  • To quantitatively explore the macro-morphology and micro-structure of ACL-bone interface and its effect on force transmission, thus to provide scientific foundation for improving the biomechanics of graft-bone interface.

Supervision team

Shanghai Jiao Tong University: Professor Cheng-Kung Cheng

The University of Melbourne: Professor Peter Vee Sin Lee

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Who we are looking for

We are seeking a PhD candidate with the following skills:

  • Demonstrated research experience in the field of mechanical and/or biomedical engineering.
  • Demonstrated ability to work independently and as part of the team.
  • Demonstrated time and project management skills.
  • Demonstrated ability to write research reports or other publications to a publishable standard (even if not published to date).

Further details

To apply for this joint PhD opportunity, and to view the entry requirements, visit How to apply.

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