Brunel University, West London, UK
Dr. Neriman Ozada
Neriman Ozada was born in Nicosia, Cyprus and had her early schooling all in the Island. In 1990 she won the prestigious TUBITAK (The Scientific and Technological Research Council of Turkey) award for the highest grade in physics. Dr. Ozada graduated from the Eastern Mediterranean University of Cyprus in Mechanical Engineering in 2005. The same year she joined the Brunel University to study her PhD in musculoskeletal joint modelling. During her research she had developed the concept of joint invariants which have the potential of redefining concepts such as joint laxity. Again during her PhD study she developed the MJM, sophisticated joint modelling software. She graduated in July 2009 and her PhD thesis was awarded the VC prize for one of the best doctoral research in the university. During her research in Brunel, she co-organised a number of very successful international conferences in upper limb arthroplasty and orthopaedic biomechanics. She is continuing to work on musculoskeletal joint modeller software with the emphasis to improve its efficiency and the GUI. She is also in the process of writing a book on basic biomechanics which will include software for facilitating experimentation with joint biomechanics.