How do proteins transport materials within a cell? How does the human ear automatically accommodate loud noises? How are biological accelerometers used to control balance? How can robotic limbs and exoskeletons restore function?
The mechanics of materials, motion, and fluids are central to many aspects of biology and medicine. We work at the intersection of biology, medicine and engineering. We develop new devices and methodologies for a wide variety of biomedical and scientific applications across an enormous range of scales.
- Bio-imaging and neural networks
- Mechanics of muscles, tendons, skin
- Sports injury prevention
- Robotic aids for human disabilities and rehabilitation
- Cell mechanics and mechanotransduction
- Cell adhesion and mechanics
- Human-machine interfaces
- Structural acoustics
- Cochlear mechanics
- Therapeutic ultrasound
- Protein motors
- Coiling of DNA
- Dynamics of biological networks