• School of Engineering and Applied Science, Aston University

      B4 7ET Birmingham

      United Kingdom

    Accepting PhD Students

    PhD projects

    - Development of non-animal technologies for evaluation of orthopaedic fracture fixation devices. Two streams: 1. Development of a mechanical testing profile for humeral fracture fixation devices. 2. Development of an in vitro bone healing model under dynamic loading to test the effects of fracture fixation.
    - Tribology testing - Analysis of the human body response to wear particles from novel biomaterials following wear testing.

    Personal profile

    Biography

    I have a background in materials and mechanical testing, with an interest in applying this in the medical and healthcare field. I teach undergraduate students across the Mechanical Engineering and Design programmes and supervise undergraduate and postgraduate project and research students. I work with colleagues in the NHS to ensure my work is impactful and valuable to end users.

    Research Interests

    Biomaterials and medical device testing

    The interaction between artificial implants and the human body

    Development of animal-free technologies

    Teaching Activity

    Project-based learning modules

    Final year projects

    First year Engineering Science

    Qualifications

    PGCertificate in Professional Practice - Teaching in Higher Education, Aston University

    PhD in Biomedical Engineering, University of Birmingham

    MSc in Medical Engineering & Biomechanics, University of Leeds

    BEng in Materials Science & Technology, University of Birmingham

    Contact Details

    Phone Number: 0121 204 3747
    Email: l.j.leslie@aston.ac.uk 

    Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

    In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

    • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being
    • SDG 7 - Affordable and Clean Energy
    • SDG 12 - Responsible Consumption and Production

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