Biomaterials, Devices and Biomechanics

Biomaterials researchers use tools from the physical sciences to observe, measure and manipulate biological systems. Research is concerned with the development of novel materials for purposes ranging from supporting cell growth to delivering vaccines. Our faculty create devices from the nano- and micro-scale to the macroscale for applications that include delivering or sensing biomolecules, recording signals from the brain, and measuring cellular forces. The physical properties of cells and tissues are studied using engineering tools such as rheology and mechanics of fluids or solids to understand physiological and pathological processes, such as how turbulent flow can contribute to inflammation-induced damage to arteries, or how mechanical stress affects cardiac muscle cells and heart function and diseases.

Biomaterials, Devices and Biomechanics Faculty

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Tingrui Pan

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Professor and MiNI Lab Director
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Aijun Wang

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Associate Professor
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Maury L. Hull

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Distinguished Professor Emeritus