From cryopreservation of tissue and the nutritional bioavailability of foods to computational modeling for biomedical imaging, experts in the Department of Mechanical Engineering are exploring ways to address human health issues.
Our experts investigate biomechanics at the molecular, cellular, and human body scales.
Their work includes exploring myosin protein for synthetic muscle, using DNA origami for nanomechanics of multiprotein systems, robotic interfaces for microsurgery, bio-inspired robots, and robotic-assisted rehabilitation.
From implantable medical devices for neural probing and wireless temperature sensing to dissolvable transdermal drug delivery systems, our faculty and students develop and analyze manufacturing processes for bioinert, effective medical tools.
Examples include tissue engineering, a gluten sensing device, bio-micro fluidic device fabrication, and 3D printed bones for surgical training.
Our experts develop sensors, surgical hardware, and physical modeling for the field of thermal energy in biology and medicine.
They apply their research to areas such as cryopreservation of tissue, cryosurgery, and heat and mass transfer in biological systems.
Faculty involved: Yoed Rabin, Michael Taylor (adjunct)
Researchers explore computational geometry, mesh generation, computer graphics, visualization, finite element method, and isogeometric analysis for applications like biomedical imaging and micro-scale computer simulations of the circulatory system.