Noyel Thibbotuwawa

Noyel Thibbotuwawa
Research Officer/Engineer
Adelaide Medical School
Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences

Currently working as a Research Engineer, I'm responsible for providing technical assistance, execution of research experiments and analysis, the preparation of research data, and day-to-day maintenance of the biomechanics laboratory for the Spinal Research Group and Centre for Orthopaedics and Trauma research program. The Biomechanics Laboratory of the Spinal Research Group and the Centre for Orthopaedics and Trauma Research is focussed on improving understanding of the biomechanics of the spine, and more generally the musculoskeletal system, in healthy, diseased and injured states. In addition to clinical research, variety of laboratory-based models and techniques including human and animal cadaveric tissue, computational models, pre-clinical animal models, and human participants are used.

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Noyel Thibbotuwawa

Currently working as a Research Engineer, I'm responsible for providing technical assistance, execution of research experiments and analysis, the preparation of research data, and day-to-day maintenance of the biomechanics laboratory for the Spinal Research Group and Centre for Orthopaedics and Trauma research program. The Biomechanics Laboratory of the Spinal Research Group and the Centre for Orthopaedics and Trauma Research is focussed on improving understanding of the biomechanics of the spine, and more generally the musculoskeletal system, in healthy, diseased and injured states. In addition to clinical research, variety of laboratory-based models and techniques including human and animal cadaveric tissue, computational models, pre-clinical animal models, and human participants are used.

Research Engineer, Centre for Orthopaedic & Trauma Research, School of Medicine, University of Adelaide : As a Research Engineer Namal is responsible for providing technical assistance, execution of research experiments and analysis, the preparation of research data, and day-to-day maintenance of the biomechanics laboratory for the Spinal Research Group and Centre for Orthopaedics and Trauma research program. The Biomechanics Laboratory of the Spinal Research Group and the Centre for Orthopaedics and Trauma Research is focussed on improving understanding of the biomechanics of the spine, and more generally the musculoskeletal system, in healthy, diseased and injured states. In addition to clinical research, variety of laboratory-based models and techniques including human and animal cadaveric tissue, computational models, pre-clinical animal models, and human participants are used.

Appointments

Date Position Institution name
2016 - 2017 Research Fellow and Teaching Assistant Queensland University of Technology, Brisbane
2012 - 2015 Research Scholar and Teaching Assistant Queensland University of Technology, Brisbane
2010 - 2012 Lecturer University of Moratuwa, Moratuwa
2009 - 2010 Research Scholar and Teaching Assistant Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, Hong Kong

Education

Date Institution name Country Title
2012 - 2015 Queensland University of Technology, Brisbane Australia PhD
2009 - 2011 Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, Hong Kong Hong Kong MPhil
2004 - 2008 University of Moratuwa, Moratuwa Sri Lanka BSc

Research Interests

Biomechanical Engineering, Biomechanics, Environmental & Occupational Health, Environmental and Occupational Health and Safety, Human Factors

Journals

Year Citation
2017 Ali, T., Thibbotuwawa, N., Gu, Y. & Momot, K. (2017). MRI magic-angle effect in femorotibial cartilages of the red kangaroo. Magnetic Resonance Imaging, 43, 66-73.
10.1016/j.mri.2017.07.010
2015 Thibbotuwawa, N., Oloyede, A., Senadeera, W., Li, T. & Gu, Y. (2015). Investigation of the mechanical behavior of kangaroo humeral head cartilage tissue by a porohyperelastic model based on the strain-rate-dependent permeability. Journal of the Mechanical Behavior of Biomedical Materials, 51, 248-259.
10.1016/j.jmbbm.2015.07.018
2015 Thibbotuwawa, N., Oloyede, A., Li, T., Singh, S., Senadeera, W. & Gu, Y. (2015). Physical mechanisms underlying the strain-rate-dependent mechanical behavior of kangaroo shoulder cartilage. Applied Physics Letters, 107, 10, 103701-103701.
10.1063/1.4929498
2012 Thibbotuwawa, N., Hoffmann, E. & Goonetilleke, R. (2012). Open-loop and feedback-controlled mouse cursor movements in linear paths. Ergonomics, 55, 4, 476-488.
10.1080/00140139.2011.644587
2012 Thibbotuwawa, N., Goonetilleke, R. & Hoffmann, E. (2012). Constrained path tracking at varying angles in a mouse tracking task. Human Factors, 54, 1, 138-150.
10.1177/0018720811424743
  • Teaching Assistant, School of Chemistry Physics and Mechanical Engineering, Queensland University of Technology (Feb 2012 - Apr 2017); Area/Subject: Mechanical Design
  • Lecturer, Mechanical Engineering Department, University of Moratuwa (Dec 2010 - Feb 2012); Area/Subject: Biomechanics, Industrial Engineering, Human Factors Engineering in product and system design, Industrial Ergonomics, Mechanical design, Mechanics of Machinery, Humanitarian Engineering design.
  • Teaching Assistant, Department of Industrial Engineering and Logistics Management, Hong Kong University of Science and Technology (Feb 2009 - Oct 2010) ; Area/Subject: Human Factors Engineering, Product design, Occupational Biomechanics

Memberships

Date Role Membership Country
2017 - ongoing Member Human Factors and Ergonomics Society Australia (HFESA) Australia
2017 - ongoing Member Human Factors and Ergonomics Society(HFES) United States
Position
Research Officer/Engineer
Phone
83132853
Campus
North Terrace
Building
Adelaide Health and Medical Sciences Building
Org Unit
Surgical Specialties

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