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Leiming Gao

Senior Lecturer

Department of Engineering

Staff Group(s)


Senior lecturer in Biomedical Engineering

Module leader of ENGG20071 Industrial Design and Product Case Studies

Coordinator of Open Days in Department of Engineering

Career overview

  • 2005-2010 PhD in Bio-tribology at University of Leeds
  • 2010-2013 Postdoc researcher at University of Leeds
  • 2013-2018 Junior Research Fellow at Imperial College London
  • May 2019 - now Senior Lecturer in Biomedical Engineering at NTU

Research areas

Dr Gao’s research interest is focused on numerical modelling in tribology and biotribology with application of human joint implants and industrial tribological components.

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Dr Gao's previous research project

External activity

Visiting schalor at Shanghai University (2016-18)

Fellow of High Education Academy (FHEA) (2018-now)

IMechE Charted Engineer (2019- now)

Invited talks
  • Heterogeneous Multiscale Methods for modelling surface topography in Elastohydrodynamic Lubrication line contacts. By the Technical University of Lulea in 2017.
  • Elastohydrodynamic lubrication and wear modelling of the knee joint replacements with surface topography. The 9th International Biotribology Forum in Chengdu 2017 
  • A numerical study of non-Newtonian transient elastohydrodynamic lubrication of metal-on-metal hip prostheses. CMBBE in Lisbon 2018
Co-supervised PhD student projects
  • Lee Nissim (2016- now); PhD project ‘Design of next generation knee prostheses’ at Imperial College London, Aeronautics Department.
  • Hamza Butt (2016- now); PhD project ‘Wear modelling of knee joint replacements’ at Imperial College London, Aeronautics Department.

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