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Department of Engineering

Dr Michael Sutcliffe


Michael Sutcliffe


Academic Division: Mechanics, Materials and Design

Research group: Biomechanics

Telephone: +44 1223 3 32996


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Research interests

Dr Sutcliffe's research interests include:

  • Soft biological tissues (e.g. brain and artery)
  • Composite materials (e.g. impact, design, wind turbine applications)
  • Tribology (e.g. composites forming, tyre wear)
  • Mechanical behaviour of materials

Strategic themes

Energy, transport and urban infrastructure

Lightweight lorries and tyre friction as part of the Centre for Sustainable Road Freight. Composites use in various applications, e.g. cars, wind turbines.


Various projects in biomechanics, generally in collaboration with colleagues at Addenbrooke’s Hospital. Theme leader.