The Nanomechanics Laboratory investigates mechanical properties of engineered and biological materials at the nano to macro-scale using experimental, analytical, and computational techniques.

The lab’s current research projects include studies of nanostructured materials as well as exploring connections between biological cell mechanics and human disease states.

Recent News

Mon, 08/25/2014

Acoustic device that separates tumor cells from blood cells could help assess cancer’s spread.

Mon, 01/13/2014

A new humanized mouse model for malaria infection was developed. The study reveals immune cells that are critical to combating the parasite in early stages of infection.

Fri, 12/20/2013

A group of 62 elite Chinese and foreign scientists were formally inducted as members of the Chinese Academy of Sciences.

Mon, 10/21/2013

CMU President Subra Suresh has been elected a member of the Institute of Medicine (IOM), making him the only current university president and one of only 16 living Americans to be elected to all three national academies.

Thu, 08/15/2013

New prototype device recognizes electrical properties of infected cells as signatures of disease.

Recent Publications

X. Ding, Z. Peng, S.C.S. Lin, M. Geri, S. Li, P. Li, Y. Chen, M. Dao*, S. Suresh* and T.J. Huang*, Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. USA, 111 (2014) 12992-12997. (See MIT News Report.)

R. Chandramohanadas, Basappa, B. Russell, K. Liew, Y.H. Yau, A. Chong, M. Liu, K. Gunalan, R. Raman, L. Renia, F. Nosten, S.G. Shochat, M. Dao*, R. Sasisekharan, S. Suresh and P. Preiser*, J. Infect. Dis., 210 (2014) 1616-1626.

A. Moridi, S.M. Hassani-Gangaraj, M. Guagliano* and M. Dao, Surface Engineering, 36 (2014) 369-395.

X. Li, Z. Peng, H. Lei, M. Dao and G.E. Karniadakis*, Phil. Trans. R. Soc. A, 372 (2014) 20130389.

S. Huang, A. Amaladoss, M. Liu, H. Chen, R. Zhang, P.R. Preiser, M. Dao* and J. Han*, Infection and Immunity, 82 (2014) 2532-2541.