Dr Khosro Fallahnezhad

Research Fellow In Virtual Assessment of Orthopaedic Devices

Medical Devices Research Institute

place Tonsley
GPO Box 2100, Adelaide 5001, South Australia

I have graduated from Flinders University with PhD degree in Mechanical Engineering. My research interests focus on the mechanical behaviour of materials, with an emphasis on wear, tribology and wear-corrosion. This is an interdisciplinary field that combines knowledge from Solid Mechanics and Materials Science to predict/improve material performance in a mechanical system. My studies have been analytical, experimental and computational for which I have developed advanced finite element modelling methods, designed and fabricated novel experimental test rigs and implemented state of the art theories in the areas of wear, corrosion, damage, fatigue, etc. This effort has been showcased by my research in multiple directions with a wide range of applications.

Below is a brief summary of my research opportunity and performance:

• I have been a postdoctoral research fellow in the College of Science and Engineering at Flinders University, since April 2020. In this position, I am part of Australian Research Council Training Centre for Medical Implant Technologies (ARC CMIT).I have undertaken research in virtual assessment of orthopaedic devices, in particular wear and wear-corrosion of bio-materials, which is one of the three major research programs running by CIMIT.

• I have worked on two industrial research projects, as a postdoctoral research fellow in the Rail Manufacturing Cooperative Research Centre (RMCRC) at the University of Queensland (2017-2020):

1- Postdoctoral Research Fellow- University of Queensland (School of Mechanical and Mining Engineering) (Sep 2019- March 2020)

Rail Manufacturing Cooperative Research Centre (RMCRC)-The University of Queensland

Project title: Wheel Wear and Rolling Contact Fatigue (RCF) Prediction in Train Wheelsets

Industrial partner: Downer Group

2- ostdoctoral Research Fellow- University of Queensland (School of Mechanical and Mining Engineering)(Nov 2017- Sep 2019)

Rail Manufacturing Cooperative Research Centre (RMCRC)-The University of Queensland

Project title: Monitoring and Modelling of False Brinelling

Industrial partner: Bombardier Transportation (BT)

Honours, awards and grants

• Bone Health Foundation Grant (2022-2023)
Project title: Development of a computational model to predict prosthetic wear towards minimising the risk of periprosthetic osteolysis.


• International Postgraduate Research Scholarship (IPRS) from Flinders University (2014)
• Australian Postgraduate Award from Griffith University (2014)
• Australian Postgraduate Award from Flinders University (2014)
• Chris Marlin Prize Postgraduate Student Publication Prize in Computer Science, Engineering and Mathematics (2015)
• Exceptional talent of Bu Ali Sina University (2012)
• Research Student Conference Travel Grant of Flinders University (2015)
• Research Student Conference Travel Grant of Flinders University (2016)

Key responsibilities

I have been a lecturer, tutor, and lab demonstrator for more than 10 semesters for different mechanical engineering courses at Flinders University, University of Queensland and University of Tasmania . These courses include Finite Element Methods, Mechanics and Structures, Engineering Materials, Engineering Mechanics, Engineering Physics and Materials, Engineering Mathematics and Computer Aided Design.