Dr Anthony Herbert

Dr Anthony Herbert

Profile

Dr Herbert is a lecturer in Medical and Biological Engineering in the School of Mechanical Engineering, University of Leeds. Following a Bachelor’s degree in Biomedical Engineering at the National University of Ireland, Galway, Dr Herbert completed a Masters of Science with distinction in Bioengineering and Doctorate of Engineering in Medical Devices at the University of Strathclyde, Glasgow.

Dr Herbert then undertook a post doctorate career under the tutelage of Professors John Fisher and Eileen Ingham at the University of Leeds before gaining a prestigious EPSRC E-TERM (Engineering in Tissue Engineering and Regenerative Medicine) landscape fellowship to investigate the challenges and translation of regenerative devices for anterior cruciate ligament replacement. The project focused on both novel next generation and modified contemporary products in the form of decellularised porcine xenogeneic and human allogeneic ligamentous scaffolds. Following this, he was awarded an EPSRC Medical Technologies Innovation Knowledge Centre award in conjunction with NHS Blood and Transplant Tissue and Eye Services aimed at the translation of a portfolio of decellularised allogeneic bone products targeting different clinical applications.

He is a chartered engineer (CEng) and a chartered scientist (CSci), a member of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers and Institute of Physics and Engineering in Medicine. Dr Herbert was recipient of the 2018 British Orthopaedic Research Society International Travel fellowship and the 2018 UK Society for Biomaterials Young Investigator award.

Responsibilities

  • UG & PGT Medical Engineering Programme Manager
  • Deputy Programme Director for CDT TERM iMBE

Research interests

  • Tissue biomechanics of hard and soft biological tissues
  • Bioreactors for use in tissue engineering
  • Manufacture and optimisation of scaffolds
  • In-vitro and ex-vivo biomechanical assessment of interventional products
  • Surgical implantation techniques and development

To find out more about the Insitute of Medical & Biological Engineering's research visit imbe.leeds.ac.uk

Qualifications

  • Doctor of Engineering in Medical Devices
  • MSc with distinction in Bioengineering
  • BE (hons) Biomedical Engineering

Professional memberships

  • Institution of Mechanical Engineers
  • Orthopaedic Research Society
  • British Orthopaedic Research Society
  • UK Society for Biomaterials
  • Institute of Physics and Engineering in Medicine
  • European Society of Biomechanics

Student education

I am module leader for Level 1 Engineering Materials [MECH1280].

In addition to Engineering Materials [MECH1280], I also teach on Tribology and Surface Engineering [MECH5390M] and contribute to Medical Engineering Experimental Design and Analysis [MECH5565M], Biomaterials [MECH5490M], and Tissue Engineering [BIOL5132M].

I also supervise project students at Level 3 – Individual Engineering Project [MECH3890], Level 4 – Team Project [MECH5030M], and PGT MSc level – Team Design and Build Project [MECH5865M], Professional Project [MECH5845M].

Research groups and institutes

  • Institute of Medical and Biological Engineering
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