Towards Longer Lasting Artificial Joints

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07 August 2018 18:00 - 20:00
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The Great Northern Engineering Experience is an exhibition and series of lectures, sponsored by the Institution of Mechanical Engineers, The Institution of Civil Engineers and the Institution of Engineering Technology as part of the Great Exhibition of the North. It is designed to raise the profile of North East engineering amongst the general public, parents and their children. It runs from late June to September 9th 2018 and is open from 10:00 to 18:00 Tuesday to Sunday each week.

This lecture is one of a series of Tuesday night lectures on engineering related topics of general interest and will be held in the historic lecture theatre of the Mining Institute

Professor Tony Unsworth, a Chartered Mechanical Engineer with many years experience of research into joint replacement technology will review the early engineering solutions to joint replacement and trace the development of more recent designs as materials and scientific understanding of lubrication mechanisms have matured. It will look at the scientific basis underlying the working of artificial joints whilst explaining attempts to make joints last longer at a time when patients have increasing expectations of their performance


Professor Tony Unsworth is a Chartered Engineer, a Fellow of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers and Emeritus Professor of Engineering at Durham University. He has spent many years researching joint replacement from an engineering point of view and published many papers on the subject.


North Of England Institute of Mining & Mechanical Engineers
Neville Hall Stephenson Suite
Westgate Road
Newcastle Upon Tyne
United Kingdom

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