Mr Ivan Vatolik

Research project: Monitoring of Acoustic Emission from Knee Joints


Discovering a device which can detect and monitor damages and recovery patterns to the knee joints based on acoustic emissions. 


My research career commenced by undertaking a BSc.(Hons) Sports Coaching degree at Southampton Solent University in 2012 and the same year I enrolled on an MSc. Sports Biomechanics course at Loughborough University. I gained a particular interest in 2D mechanics of gymnastics, hence I completed an MSc thesis in creating biomechanical profiling of tumbling.

After graduating from Loughborough University in 2013 I took on a temporary Research Assistant role in a project entitled 'Step and Stair Negotiation in Elderly' at Liverpool John Moores University. 

My next academic role took me to Kingston University in 2014 where I started working as a Biomechanics Laboratory Technician. Here I started working on a research project entitled 'Monitoring of Acoustic Emission from Knee Joints' and after 3 years I decided to take on PhD studies.  

Areas of research interest

  • Biomechanics
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Medical Technologies
  • Acoustic Emission


  • MSc. Sports Biomechanics, Loughborough University
  • BSc.(Hons) Sports Coaching, Southampton Solent University