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Azmi Rahman

Doctoral Student

  • DPhil in Musculoskeletal Sciences & Data Science
  • Member, Oxford Orthopaedic Engineering Centre
  • A*STAR National Science (MBBS-PhD) Scholar

Azmi works on optimising design and outcomes of the Oxford Unicompartmental Knee Replacement.


Azmi Rahman read Medical Sciences with Bioengineering at Imperial, which he graduated on the Dean's List. He intercalated his medical programme through a selective intercalated MBBS-PhD pathway, and will complete his final years of his medical degree following the completion of his DPhil. 

Azmi is interested in clinical engineering research, and is a member of the Oxford Orthopaedic Engineering Centre at NDORMS.

Azmi primarily works on optimising the design of the Oxford Unicompartmental Knee Replacement (OUKR), the world's most widely used partial knee replacement. It has a mobile bearing, and is implanted using a minimally invasive approach. Azmi is particularly interested in the interaction of the implant with its surrounding bone, studying in-vivo effects from clinical and imaging data and multimodal mechanical assessment of design modifications, to improve outcomes. His work is supervised by David Murray and Stephen Mellon. Anyone interested in collaborative work directly or indirectly related to this work is welcome to contact him at

Azmi is interested and experienced in a range of research methodologies, having worked on Biomechanical Inverse Dynamics in Imperial College London, developing novel MRI Imaging Modalities at the Singapore Bioimaging Consortium, Metabolism Genetics at ETH Zurich, Developmental Genetics in the Institute of Medical Biology, and Cancer Big-Data Analytics at the A*STAR Institute for Bioengineering and Nanotechnology, amongst other projects.

Outside of his primary DPhil work, Azmi engages in audits, teaching, and outreach efforts within the University and with external organisations. 


Anyone within or outside the UK exploring in collaborative work is invited to contact: