School of Engineering

Staff Profile

Benjamin Hunt

Research Assistant



Ben Hunt is a biomedical engineer specializing in the biotribology of orthopaedic biomaterials. He works on the design and development of joint replacements along with the testing and analysis of implants. Other research interests include biomimetic technologies, material analysis, cellular interactions between implant materials and the implants themselves, and prosthetic limb devices.  



MEng (Hons) Mechanical Engineering, University of Liverpool, UK.

Previous positions

Research Assistant, School of Engineering, Newcastle University 2018-2019.

Teaching Assistant, School of Engineering, Newcastle University 2018-2019.


Research Interests

  • Biotribology
  • Cellular reactions to wear debris
  • Design, testing and evaluation of artificial joints
  • Wear testing of biomaterials
  • Simulator design for the friction and wear testing of artificial joints
  • Biomimicry
  • Prosthetic limb design
  • Low cost medical devices



Supervisor of undergraduate students MEC3098 - Individual Projects

Supervisor of undergraduate students MEC3018 - Design For Industry

Supervisor of undergraduate students MEC8099 - Stage 4 MEng Group projects


I am eager to be involved with prosthetic limb projects for undergraduate students, encouraging their individual initiative whilst providing helpful guidance.