School of Mechanical, Electrical and Manufacturing Engineering


Nathalie Sällström BMedSc(Hons)

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PhD Research Student

Nathalie Sällström did her undergraduate degree in Biomedical Materials Science at the University of Birmingham. After graduating in 2015, she joined Loughborough University to undertake a CDT in additive manufacturing. Her research is focusing on neural guidance using hydrogels for applications within next generation prosthetics.  

PhD Thesis Title: Soft non-fouling hydrogel systems for additive manufacture of prosthetic socket components

Research aims to develop a new soft material for fully integrated next generation prosthetic devices. Current prosthetic sockets are commonly made from a hard-polymeric material which does not adapt to changes of the residual limb leading to poorly fitting and uncomfortable sockets. This research aims to solve this by using a soft elastomeric material which can recover well from compression forces.