Nanomechanics Lab News

Mon, 02/11/2019

New system of “strain engineering” can change a material’s optical, electrical, and thermal properties.

Mon, 09/03/2018

Analysis of blood from patients with sickle-cell disease reveals how cell clumping begins.

Fri, 04/20/2018

Diamond nanoneedles have strength approaching the theoretical maximum.

Thu, 04/19/2018

The brittle material can turn flexible when made into ultrafine needles, researchers find.

Wed, 10/25/2017

Materials with a special kind of boundary between crystal grains can deform in unexpected ways.

Mon, 09/18/2017

Microfluidic device uses acoustics to quickly analyze blood for signatures of cancer and other diseases. (Also see Video)

Mon, 03/06/2017

The study established a framework for understanding the mechanics that underlies vesicle formation, which can be used to help develop liquid biopsies for a range of diseases and to develop new drug delivery vehicles.

Mon, 08/08/2016

An interdisciplinary, international group of researchers has found new biophysical markers that could help improve the understanding of treatments for sickle cell disease.

Tue, 07/12/2016

Researchers used computer modeling to show how the spleen maintains the quality of red blood cells in the bloodstream. The findings may provide insights into conditions that lead to anemia.

Mon, 06/27/2016

Computer model finds slits in the spleen impose a “physical fitness test” on red blood cells.

Mon, 01/25/2016

Technique could enable 3-D printing of cellular structures for tissue engineering.

Wed, 10/21/2015

Low-amplitude repeated stretching can eliminate crystal defects in nanoscale metal parts.

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.

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.

Tue, 02/05/2013

National Science Foundation Director Subra Suresh announced that he will step down from his current role at NSF at the end of March to accept an appointment as Carnegie Mellon University’s ninth president, effective July 1.