Reader in Mechanics of Materials and Theme Leader, Bioengineering Research Theme, Department of Engineering
Applying engineering principles to understanding natural materials and systems. I am interested in the link between microstructure and material behaviour, for example understanding the effect of collagen structure and material morphology on arterial and soft tissue mechanical behaviour. On a larger scale, I am interested in the mechanical behaviour of natural systems, for example joints, tendons and ligaments. I have worked on a number of projects with medics and vets quantifying the effectiveness of different repair strategies.
Avgoulas EI, Sutcliffe, MPF. (2014) Biomimetic-inspired composite to metal single lap joints 16th European Conference on Composite Materials, ECCM 2014.
Teng Z, Zhang Y, Huanga Y, Fengc J, Yuan J, Lu Q, Sutcliffe MPF, Brown AJ, Jing Z, Gillard JH. (2014) Material properties of components in human carotid atherosclerotic plaques: A uniaxial extension study. Acta Biomaterialia 10 (12), pp. 5055-5063.
Nicholson I, Langley-Hobbs S, Sutcliffe M, Jeffery N, Radke H. (2012) Feline talocrural luxation: A cadaveric study of repair using ligament prostheses. Veterinary and Comparative Orthopaedics and Traumatology 25(2):116-25.
Henderson J, Sutcliffe M, Gillespie P. (2012) The tension band principle and angular testing of extensor tendon repairs. Journal of Hand Surgery: European Volume 37 (1);84.
Sutcliffe MPF, Kim HJ, Chang SH, Huang Y. (2011) Development of a composite bone plate for fixation of a fractured tibia. ICCM 18th International Conferences on Composite Materials
Areas of expertise
mechanical testing; mechanics and materials modelling; fracture mechanics; imaging; image analysis