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, 04/06/2015

Acoustic device can rapidly isolate circulating tumor cells from patient blood samples.

Mon, 01/19/2015

Microfluidic device allows for predicting the behavior of patients’ sickle cells.

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.

Recent Publications

P. Li, Z. Mao, Z. Peng, L. Zhou, Y. Chen, P.-H. Huang, C.I. Truica, J.J. Drabick, W.S. El-Deiry, M. Dao*, S. Suresh* and T.J. Huang*, Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. USA, 112 (2015) 4970-4975. (See MIT News Report and Video; PNAS In This Issue April 21, 2015.)

E Du, M. Diez-Silva, G.J. Kato, M. Dao* and S. Suresh*, Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. USA, 112 (2015) 1422-1427. (See MIT News Report and Video.)

H. Yao*, Z. Xie, C. He and M. Dao, Scientific Reports, 5 (2015) 8011.

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 and Video.)