The group concentrates on providing a specific focus to our graduate course offerings, as well as identifying thematic areas for research collaboration and funding proposals.  These activities are clearly complementary, as working on curriculum refinement naturally suggests research opportunities and vice versa.   Expertise areas within the group include design, cardiovascular mechanics, soft tissue mechanics, mathematical modeling and research associated with several clinically-based challenges.  Please see each faculty member's web page for more details on their research areas.

The group is also aware that other areas where hiring could occur to expand the expertise of this group.  These include {(a) tissue printing, (b) microcirculation, (c) gel-tissue engineering, (c) permeability, (e) elastographic imaging,
(f) experimental mechanotransduction, (g) tissue characterization, and (h) environmental response interaction}. We continue to hire new ME faculty each year, please watch for our hiring announcements. 

Course projections for the next four years.

Group Members and Affiliates:

Seungik Baek  (

Tamara Reid Bush (

Tony Gao (70% ME)  (

MIchele Grimm  (

Michael Lavignino (

Lik Chuan Lee  (

Thomas Pence  (

Rajiv Ranganathan (20% ME)  (

Sara Roccabianca  (

Feng Wei (33% ME)  (

Neil Wright  (

Junlin Yuan  (