Dr Sanjay Mishra
This person does not currently hold a position at QUT.
BiographyBroad area of research: Infrastructure
Main areas of research
Bone MechanicsBone fracture healing is partly determined by the mechanical environment reparative tissue experiences during healing. However, the optimum mechanical environment for fracture repair is not clear. Within broad area of Medical Engineering, Dr Mishra and his team is exploring the biomechanics of fracture healing and distraction osteogenesis and influence of various fixation devices on healing by using experimental and computational techniques. For details please refer to Institute of Biomedical Innovations (IHBI) web page. Furthermore, he is also investigating the mechanical properties of bone stabilisation devices (such as JESS) used only in India under the broad theme of Appropriate Technology in medical engineering.
Application of Biomechanics in Palaeontology(a) Charles Doolittle Walcott in 1899 described certain circular carbonaceous discs from Chuar Group, USA and named these as Chuaria circularis. The origin, affinity and morphology of this taxon continue to be a conundrum even after a century of its discovery. Dr Mishra along with other Palaeobiologists is trying to elucidate the 3D morphology of Chuaria. Recently his research group was invited to participate in the World Summit on Ancient Microscopic Fossils at University of California at Los Angeles.(b) Evolution of transportation of fluid in biological structures. He is investigating the common engineering principles in the evolution of xylem and phloem in plants and Haversian and volkman canals in animal bones.(c) Microstructure of bone architecture in fossil bone.
Engineering Education – curriculum, accreditation, evaluation; issues and challenges in higher/technical education in IndiaDr Mishra has been reviewer of some important journals in the area of Biomechanical engineering including Journal of Biomechanics, Institution of Mechanical Engineering (UK) – Engineering in Medicine, Journal of Biosciences (India) and Journal of Agricultural science and Technology (Iran).
Received over A$575,000 in research funding since year 2000.
List of awarded grants
- Development of Integrated Trauma Management System for Head Injury (Chattopadhyay, Mishra, Schuetz). Queensland Health - Trauma Research Grant of $100,000, 2008-10.
- Understanding the Biomechanical Effects of Fixation Strategies to Improve the Technology of Fracture Management (Schuetz, Mishra, Chen, Perren). ARC Linkage project of $397,474, 2008-11.
- A Novel Computational Modelling Approach to Characterise the Mechano-Biology of Fracture Healing. QUT internal research support grant of $2000. 2006-7.
- Long bone fracture healing optimised with the aid of a computational model. QUT internal research support grant of $2000. 2007.
- Computational Model of Long Bone Fracture Healing. IHBI research seeding grant of $66,477. 2006-7.
- Computer modelling of distraction osteogenesis of the mandible. QUT external relations engagement grant of $8000. 2007-2008
Awards and recognitions
- Young Scientist Award, 2000, Citation and Rs 25,000 by UP state government, India
- Commonwealth Academic Scholarship, 1996-99, UK
- Radhakrishnan Memorial Bequest, 1999, Oxford
- Junior Research Fellowship, Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi, 1988-89, India
- Certificate of appreciation for social services by Rotary Club, Rewa, MP
- Certificate of Merit during BEng course
2005 - Present Senior Lecturer, School of Engineering Systems, QUT, Brisbane, Australia
2002 - 2004 Asst Professor, Department of Mechanical Engineering, IET, Lucknow, India
2001 - 2002 Post doc fellow, Dept of Biomedical Engineering, Cleveland Clinic Foundation, OH, USA
1996 - 1999 University of Oxford, England, UK
1991 - 1995 Lecturer, Department of Mechanical Engineering, IET, Lucknow, India
Finite Element Model, Osteon, bone fracture healing, bone mechanics, dinosaur eggshells, fossil
Dr Mishra has taught Engineering mechanics, Strength of materials, Mechanical design subjects at Institute of Engineering & Technology, Lucknow, India.
In addition, he has also taught Bone Biomechanics to the residents in orthopaedic surgery at The Cleveland Clinic Foundation, USA. He was also a Tutor at St Edmund Hall, University of Oxford.
At present he is teaching Biomechanical engineering systems, Bioengineering design, Health legislation and the medical environment and Modelling and simulation for medical engineers to BEng (Medical engineering) at QUT.
Dr Sanjay Mishra has collaborations with:
- The Cleveland Clinic/Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, USA
- Birbal Sahani Institute of Palaeobotany, Lucknow, India
- King George Medical University, Lucknow, India
- Institute of Engineering & Technology, Lucknow
- Christian Medical College, Vellore, India.
- Chen G, Schmutz B, Mishra S, Schuetz M, Ibrahim S, (2010) Application of an optimisation algorithm to configure an internal fixation device, Presented at: Annual Meeting of the Orthopaedic Research Society (56th), pp. 1.
- Mishra S, (2009) Biomechanical aspects of bone microstructure in vertebrates: potential approach to palaeontological investigations, Journal of Biosciences, 34 (5), pp. 799-809.
- Mishra S, (2009) Need to improve the IITs and IIMs, Economic and Polical Weekly: a journal of current economic and political affairs (30), pp. 17-20.
- Sharma M, Mishra S, Dutta S, Banerjee S, Shukla Y, (2009) On the affinity of Chuaria-Tawuia complex: a multidisciplinary study, Precambrian Research, 173 (1-4), pp. 123-136.
- Mishra S, Knothe Tate M, (2008) Comparative study of bone micro-architecture of some mammalian bones, The Palaeobotanist, 57 (1-2), pp. 299-302.
- Mishra S, Gardner T, Schuetz M, Steck R, (2006) The biomechanical environment of a bone fracture during normal walking, Journal of Biomechanics, 39 (1), pp. 414-415.
- Mishra S, Gardner T, (2001) Comparative 2D And 3D Finite Element Modeling Techniques For A Tibial Fracture Callus, Proceedings of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers, Part H: Journal of Engineering in Medicine, 215 (2), pp. 255-258.
- Mishra S, Knothe Tate M, (2003) Effect of lacunocanalicular architecture on hydraulic conductance in bone tissue: implications for bone health and evolution, Anatomical Record - Part A Discoveries in Molecular, Cellular, and Evolutionary Biology, 273A (2), pp. 752-762.
- Gardner T, Mishra S, (2003) The biomechanical environment of a bone fracture and its influence upon the morphology of healing, Medical Engineering and Physics, 25 (6), pp. 455-464.
- Srivastava R, Sahni A, Jafar S, Mishra S, (2005) Microstructure-dictated resistance properties of some Indian dinosaur eggshells: finite element modelling, Paleobiology, 31 (2), pp. 315-323.
- Editorial Role for an Academic Journal
- Reference year
- Reviewer for Journal of Biomechanics.
- Editorial Role for an Academic Journal
- Reference year
- Reviewer for Proceedings of Institution of Mechanical Engineers (UK), Part H Journal of Engineering in Medicine
- Academic Honours, Prestigious Awards or Prizes
- Reference year
- Young Scientist Award of Rs 25,000 and citation for the year 2000 by Uttar Pradesh State government (India).
- Understanding the Biomechanical Effects of Fixation Strategies to Improve the Technology of Fracture Management
- Primary fund type
- CAT 1 - Australian Competitive Grant
- Project ID
- Start year
- Biomechanics; Bone Fracture Healing; Finite Element Analysis; Fracture Fixation; Computational Model