Dr Saurabh Lal

Dr Saurabh Lal


I am a Research Fellow at the University of Leeds. I am experienced in the development and testing of orthopaedic medical devices, with expertise in several areas such as biocompatibility testing, standards development, biotribology, nanomaterial characterization and image analysis. I have a PhD in Biomedical Engineering from Durham University, UK and a BTech in Chemical Engineering from Indian Institute of Technology, Delhi. Prior to my PhD, I worked in the Tissue Engineering Labs, Harvard Medical School, USA.

Research interests

  • Development of next generation platforms for biological evaluation of orthopaedic and dental biomaterials/devices.
  • Novel biologic coatings and additive-manufactured biomaterials for orthopaedic medical devices.
  • Safety evaluation of nanobiomaterials.
  • Biotribology of novel articulating or non-articulating implant surfaces.
  • Development of novel methodologies and standards for risk assessment of orthopaedic reconstruction devices.
<h4>Research projects</h4> <p>Any research projects I'm currently working on will be listed below. Our list of all <a href="https://biologicalsciences.leeds.ac.uk/dir/research-projects">research projects</a> allows you to view and search the full list of projects in the faculty.</p>


  • Phd - Biomedical Engineering - Durham - 2015

Professional memberships

  • British Orthopaedic Research Society

Student education

I teach UG and PG modules on artificial biomaterials and biomedical nanotechnologies.