Biomechanics & Medical Devices


Faculty in the Biomechanics and Medical Devices research area use engineering techniques and technologies to address needs within the medical and healthcare industries. Opportunities for education and research exist in areas such as biomechanics, biomaterials, biochemical processing, cellular engineering, imaging, medical devices, micro-electro-mechanical implantable systems, physiological modeling, simulation, monitoring and control, as well as medical robotics.



Mattia Bacca

Multi-scale Mechanics of Materials, Contact Mechanics

Research Interests: multi-scale mechanics of materials

Mu Chiao


Research Interests: micro-electro-mechanical systems (MEMS)

Agnes d’Entremont


Research Interests: orthopaedic biomechanics, human joint kinematics, magnetic resonance imaging of the musculoskeletal system, paediatric orthopaedics

Dana Grecov


Research Interests: liquid crystals and nanomaterials, multiphase flow, biofluid mechanics, non-newtonian fluid mechanics, computational fluid dynamics, rheology and tribology

Antony J. Hodgson

Medical Robotics, Biomechanics

Research Interests: computer-assisted surgery, medical robotics, surgical simulators and skill assessment, neuromotor control, biomechanics

Hongshen Ma

Microfluidics and Biomedical Device Design

Research Interests: microfluidics, instrumentation, cell sorting, cell biomechanics, circulating tumor cells, malaria and red blood cell deformability, single cell technologies, cell migration and chemotaxis

Thomas Oxland


Research Interests: biomechanics: spinal cord injury, aging spine, orthopaedic implants

Srikantha Phani

Biomedical Implants

Research Interests: mechanics of lattice materials and devices, dynamics and vibrations, mechanics of small scale systems

Robert N. Rohling

Medical Imaging, Biomedical Devices

Research Interests: biomedical engineering, medical imaging, medical information systems, robotics

Boris Stoeber

MEMS, Microfluidics

Research Interests: microelectromechanical systems (MEMS), microflow phenomena, sensor technology, integrated microsystems for biomedical applications and for environmental control

Machiel Van der Loos

Medical Robotics

Research Interests: robotics: rehabilitation robotics, human-robot interaction; design: design for safety, design methodology and design coaching, roboethics

David R. Wilson

Medical Robotics

Research Interests: Understanding health and injured knee mechanics and motion, exploring links between bone architecture, joint mechanics, and cartilage degeneration.

Lyndia Wu

Biomedical Devices, Injury Biomechanics

Research Interests: injury biomechanics, wearable sensors, traumatic brain injury, sleep disorders, sensors and instrumentation, data mining and machine learning