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Professor Michael Sutcliffe


Michael Sutcliffe

Professor of Biomedical Engineering

Academic Division: Mechanics, Materials and Design (Head of Division)

Research group: Biomechanics

Telephone: +44 1223 3 32996


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Research interests

Prof Sutcliffe's research interests include:

  • Biological tissues (e.g. joints, brain and artery)
  • Composite materials (e.g. forming, failure)
  • Tribology (e.g. composites forming)
  • Mechanical behaviour of materials

Strategic themes

Energy, transport and urban infrastructure

Lightweight lorries 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. 

Department role and responsibilities

Head of Mechanics, Materials, Design Division