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Principal & Co-Innvestigators


Biomechanics-Biotribology Field


Prof. Teruo MURAKAMI   [PI]
Advanced Biomaterials Division, Research Center for Advanced Biomechanics, Kyushu University
Database   Center Homepage

[Roles]
Lubrication mechanisms and bionic design of artificial cartilage


Prof. Renshi SAWADA   [Co-I]
Department of Mechanical Engineering, Faculty of Engineering, Kyushu University
Database   Lab. Homepage

[Roles]
Optical evaluation of fluid flow in and around articular and artificial cartilage


Prof. Yoshinori SAWAE   [Co-I]
Department of Mechanical Engineering, Faculty of Engineering, Kyushu University
Database    Lab. Homepage

[Roles]
Tribological study of articular and artificial cartilage and biological reaction to wear debris


Assoc. Prof. Tetsuo YAMAGUCHI  [Co-I]
Department of Mechanical Engineering, Faculty of Engineering, Kyushu University
Database   Lab. Homepage

[Roles]
Friction and wear mechanisms of hydrogels


Assist. Prof. Kazuhiro NAKASHIMA   [Co-I]
Department of Mechanical Engineering, Faculty of Engineering, Kyushu University
Database    Lab. Homepage

[Roles]
Tribological study of articular and artificial cartilage and adorbed film formation


Assoc. Prof Nobuo SAKAI   [Co-I]
Department of Applied Science for Integrated System Engineering, Faculty of Engineering, Kyushu Institute of Technology
Database

[Roles]
Biphasic analysis of articular and artificial cartilage, Joint simulator


Assist. Prof. Seido YARIMITSU   [Co-I]
Division of Intelligent Mechanical Systems, Faculty of System Design, Tokyo Metropolitan University
Lab. Homepage

[Roles]
Friction and wear evaluation of natural and hydrogel artificial cartilage and elucidation of lubrication mechanisms


Biomaterial Field


Prof. Atsushi SUZUKI   [Co-I]
Division of Artificial Environment and Information, Faculty of Environment and Information Sciences, Yokohama National University
Database

[Roles]
Inprovement of hydrogel propeties


Biomedical Field


Prof. Shuichi MATSUDA   [Co-I]
Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Graduate School of Medicine, Kyoto University
Database    Homepage

[Roles]
Animal study of artificial cartilage and its clinical application


Assist. Prof. Ken OKAZAKI   [Co-I]
Department of Orthopedic Surgery, Kyushu University Hospital
Database    Homepage

[Roles]
Animal study of artificial cartilage and its clinical application