Biomechanics is the study of the structure, function and motion of the mechanical aspects of biological systems, at any level from whole organism, organs, cells, and cell organelles, using the methods of mechanics. Biomechanics incluces experimental and computational aspects, and has a wide number of application, including tissue/ cell engineering, sports biomechanics, rehabilitation, and cardiovascular biomechanics.
Researchers at Florida Tech use experimental and computational approaches to characterize biomaterials, desing novel medical devices and the treatment strategies, and improve our understanding of cardiovascular diseases and therapies.
Experimental/computational mechanics of soft materials (Artery, Brain, Optic Never Head, Polymers, Composites, etc) with focus on the interface mechanics.
In our lab, we focus on understanding blood flow (hemodynamics) under healthy and pathological conditions to understand, detect, diagnose and treat cardiovascular disease. We work closely with clinicians, thereby ensuring that our research is always patient-focused. We use a combination of tools such as computational fluid dynamics (CFD) modeling of blood flow, virtual surgery and optimization, reduced order modeling of the cardiovascular system, predictive modeling, 3D printing and rapid prototyping. I envision a future where personalized medicine will deliver on its promise and I plan to contribute towards it by incorporating synergistic and interdisciplinary technologies that improve patient outcomes.