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Dr

Kathryn Stok

Senior Lecturer In Biomechanics
mechanobiology; quantitative; micro-computed tomography; materials testing; mechanical evaluation
science & technology
life sciences & biomedicine
animals
technology
humans
engineering
engineering, biomedical
rheumatology
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Dr

Kathryn Stok

 
Division
Engineering
 
Primary Interest
Mechanobiology: Quantitative Microstructural Imaging And Mechanics Of Cartilage And Joints Using Experimental And Computational Approaches.
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Dr

Kathryn Stok

 

Dr Kathryn Stok (FIEAust) is a Senior Lecturer of Mechanobiology in the Department of Biomedical Engineering at the University of Melbourne, and an innovative biomedical engineer in quantitative microstructural imaging (micro-computed tomography) and biomechanics of cartilage and joint structures. She uses a variety of experimental and computational approaches.

Her research work merges solid engineering approaches with biomedical advancement.

She was awarded a PhD from ETH Zurich, Switzerland in 2008. This work involved devising novel imaging and mechanical platforms for quantitative measurement of articular cartilage. In 2008, Dr Stok founded the Integrative Cartilage Research (ICR) Group at ETH Zurich, establishing industrial and clinical collaboration, winning four consortium grants, and multiple subcontracts in quantitative mechanobiology around the themes of microstructural imaging of biological tissues and organs, and characterisation (mechanical and structural) of regenerative medicine materials and tissue engineered constructs.

In September 2016, Dr Stok took up a position at the University of Melbourne to continue this work. She aims to improve mechanobiological measurement and control methods using novel imaging, mechanics and computational modelling. This involves the development of novel, in vivo, imaging-based measurement technologies for hard and soft biological tissues in 3D at different length scales. It will further enable investigation of joint health, with commercial potential in imaging, mechanobiology and biofabrication, and translation into Medtech patents and spinoffs. She Heads the Integrative Cartilage Research Group, and is a co-founder of the Melbourne School of Engineering Mechanobiology Lab in the Parkville Biomedical Precinct: www.integrativecartilageresearchgroup.com

Scholarly Works

Displaying the 46 most recent scholarly works by Kathryn Stok.

Honours, Awards and Fellowships

2017

Selby Research Foundation

2017

FIEAUST - Fellow of the Institution of Engineers of Australia


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Awards

Credentials

Positions


Senior Lecturer In Biomechanics

Biomedical Engineering

Member

Australian and New Zealand Bone and Mineral Society, ANZBMS

Member

International Cartilage Repair Society, ICRS

Member

Osteoarthritis Research Society International, OARSI

Member

Tissue Engineering and Regenerative Medicine International Society, TERMIS

Member

European Society of Biomechanics, ESB

Member

Swiss Society of Biomedical Engineering, SSBE

Education


Doctor of Science

ETH Zurich

Master of Engineering (Research)

Queensland University of Technology

Bachelor of Engineering (Medical)

Queensland University of Technology