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Professor Michael Sutcliffe

Professor Michael Sutcliffe

Leader of the Departmental Bioengineering Research Theme

Head of the Biomechanics Group


Office Phone: 01223 332996

Research Interests

I am interested in applying engineering principles of mechanics and materials to biological systems. Applications include characterising and modelling deformation and rupture of arteries, including the effect of patient-specific geometry and disease. I also lead the Bioengineering research theme at the Department of Engineering.

Key Publications

Impact of fiber structure on the material stability and rupture mechanisms of coronary atherosclerotic plaques
GR Douglas, AJ Brown, JH Gillard, MR Bennett, MPF Sutcliffe, Z Teng
Annals of biomedical engineering 45 (6), 1462-147

Layer-and direction-specific material properties, extreme extensibility and ultimate material strength of human abdominal aorta and aneurysm: a uniaxial extension study
Zhongzhao Teng, Jiaxuan Feng, Yongxue Zhang, Yuan Huang, Michael PF Sutcliffe, Adam J Brown, Zaiping Jing, Jonathan H Gillard, Qingsheng Lu
Annals of biomedical engineering 43 (11), 2745-2759

A uni-extension study on the ultimate material strength and extreme extensibility of atherosclerotic tissue in human carotid plaques
Z Teng, J Feng, Y Zhang, MPF Sutcliffe, Y Huang, AJ Brown, Z Jing, Q Lu, JH Gillard
2015, Journal of Biomechanics, 10.1016/j.jbiomech.2015.09.037

Material properties of components in human carotid atherosclerotic plaques: a uniaxial extension study. Z Teng, Y Zhang, Y Huang, J Feng, J Yuan, Q Lu, MPF Sutcliffe, AJ Brown, Z Jing, JH Gillard.  Acta biomaterialia 10 (12), 5055-5063

Changes in biomechanical properties of the coronary artery wall contribute to maintained contractile responses to endothelin-1 in atherosclerosis
CY Ooi, MPF Sutcliffe, AP Davenport, JJ Maguire
Life sciences 118 (2), 424-429

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