Dr Rami Al-Dirini


College of Science and Engineering

place Tonsley Building (WS 5.029)
GPO Box 2100, Adelaide 5001, South Australia

My research combines medical/synchrotron imaging and in-vivo and in-vitro experiments with multiscale finite element modelling to (i) comprehensively evaluate existing prostheses performance and develop novel devices with improved performance and (ii) study bone and soft tissue biomechanics to understand biomechanical injuries including bone fractures and pressure sores. These injuries affect a large proportion of the population but are most common in the elderly population and in patients with chronic conditions such as osteoarthritis, diabetes and spinal chord injury as well as amputees, wheelchair users and bed-ridden patients. Though my research I aspire to improve injury prevention, care and treatment.


PhD in Biomechanics - University of South Australia, 2015

Graduate Certificate in Research Commercialisation - University of South Australia, 2012

BSc (Hons) Eng (Mechantronics) - University of Jordan, 2010

Honours, awards and grants

Bone Health Foundation Early Career Research Seed Grant 2020

Establishment funding for starting Academic Staff 2020

CSE Minor Equipment Grant 2020

Vice-Chancellor's Awards for Early Career Researchers 2019

Churchill Fellowship 2019

International Society of Prosthetics and Orthotics ANMS Research Grant 2017

David Findlay Early Career Award in recognition of the research presented at ANZORS 2016

Topic coordinator
ENGR7961 Finite Element Methods
ENGR2862 Sports Biomechanics
ENGR7701 Advanced Biomechanics
ENGR3741 Physiological Measurements
Supervisory interests
Biomechanics, bones, soft tissues and joints
Finite element analysis
Machine learning
Rehabilitation engineering and assistive technology
Higher degree by research supervision
Associate supervisor: Biomechanics (1)