Biomechanics and Mechanobiology

Biomechanics and mechanobiology research focus on the biological processes and mechanics at the molecular, cellular, tissue, organ, and organism levels. Facilities like the College of Engineering’s Center for Ergonomics help our faculty model the stresses produced in certain situations.

  • Quantify the mechanical environment that cells and matrix function while healthy, disease, or injured
  • Identify relationships between mechanical and biological processes such as growth, repair, and adaptation
  • Investigate how forces that act upon a cell or the cell’s environment affect cell behavior
  • 3D engineered environments
  • Muscle and skeletal degeneration
  • Micro-NanoFluidic devices
  • Blood flow simulation