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Dr Susan Scholes Morgan

Research Associate


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For work purposes I use my maiden name, Susan Scholes.  I am a post-doctoral researcher within the School of Engineering.  My current research is in the field of whole systems energy research.  My previous research interests were in bioengineering where I was responsible for the investigation of explanted metal-on-metal hip prostheses and explanted knee prostheses.  During this role I also undertook teaching duties.  I lectured 50% of the MEC3013 and MEC8049 modules. I also supervised several MEC3098 and MEC8095 projects; and I co-supervise 4 PhD students.

Areas of expertise

  • Whole Systems Energy Research
  • Bioengineering
  • Tribology


  • Ph.D. Biomedical Engineering, Durham University, UK
  • B.Sc. (Hons) Engineering, Durham University, UK

Previous Positions

  • Senior Research Associate, School of Engineering, Durham, University 2000-2009
  • Annual Fund Assistant, Development and Alumni Relations Office, Durham University, 1999-2000

Honours and Awards

The Editorial Board for the Journal of Engineering in Medicine gave the 2009 PE Publishing Award to a paper that I wrote entitled “Compliant layer bearings in artificial joints. Part II: Simulator and fatigue testing to assess the durability of the interface between an elastomeric layer and a rigid substrate”.


Research Interests

Current research:

Whole systems energy research

Previous research:

Biotribology of hip and knee prostheses
Wear testing of biomaterials
Explant and retrieval studies (hips and knees)

Coordinate measuring machine (CMM) 


Previous teaching experience (up to Feb 2019):

Lecturer in Biomedical Engineering (MEC3013 and MEC8049).

Sole supervisor of several undergraduate students (MEC3098) and postgraduate MSc students (MEC8095).

Co-supervisor of four PhD students.