7th International Conference on Mechanics of Biomaterial and Tissue

Keynote Speaker

Elizabeth Tanner, University of Glasgow, UK

Liz Tanner

Professor Liz Tanner OBE FREng FRSE PhD(Hon Caus) graduated in Engineering Science from the University of Oxford in 1979 and continued to get her DPhil in 1985 for work on mechanics and fracture healing. She joined Queen Mary College in London as a Research Assistant in 1983 working her way up to full Professor in 1998. She was Associate Director of the IRC in Biomedical Materials 1998-2001. In August 2007 she moved to the University of Glasgow as Professor of Biomedical Materials. She has been a Visiting Professor of Biomaterials and Biomechanics at Lund University, Sweden, based in Orthopaedics, since 1998.

She was Secretary of the European Society for Biomaterials 2005-2009 and was one of the founders of the UK Society for Biomaterials, being their first President in 2000. She was elected Fellow of the Royal Academy of Engineering (FREng) in 2006 and the Royal Society of Edinburgh (FRSE) in 2015 and Fellow Biomaterials Science and Engineering (FBSE) in 2004 and Fellow of the European Alliance of Medical and Biological Engineering and Science (FEAMBES) in 2015. She was made an Officer of the Order of the British Empire (OBE) in January 2016. She was awarded a PhD(Hon Caus) from the Faculty of Medicine, Lund University, Sweden in June 2017.

Her research interests are biomaterials for bone augmentation and replacement and the biomechanics of bone and its interaction with devices.

Her talk will be on “Mechanical properties of pathological bone”.