Bioengineering Research Group
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  • Biomechanics Laboratory
  • Human Tissues Authority licenced storage facility



  • Zeiss Z.1 Light Sheet Microscope
  • 225kVp µCT (5µm resolution)
  • Crash Track (100g, 15 ms-1)
  • Drop towers (3m and 2m)
  • Mechanical testing facilities for human and biological tissues
  • Micro Materials nano-indentor
  • KSI acoustic microscope (20 MHz – 1 GHz)
  • Clinical ultrasound and fluoroscopic imaging






See our crash track in use in the biomechanics laboratory. It has the potential to decelerate a payload of up to 100kg at up to 100g from up to 15m/s. It is possible to programme different pulse shapes. 
This video, made by Brady Haran for Easter, features many of our facilities including the Instron materials tester, a Charpy impact tester, 2m drop tower and crash track. More information is available about the experiment on Brady Haran's blog


Bioengineering Research Group

The University of Nottingham
B107 Coates University Park Nottingham NG7 2RD UK

telephone: +44 (0) 115 84 66375