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Links about Our Research
- MIT Museum: Fighting Malaria
- MIT News 12/13/10: Engineering & the Study of Infectious Disease
- MIT News 9/1/08: Reflective Index and Infected RBCs
- MIT News 5/24/07: Bone’s Properties at Nanoscale
- MIT News 5/21/07: RESA’s Role in Malaria
- MIT News 3/12/07: RBC’s Amazing Deformability
- MIT News 12/13/04: Malaria
Biomechanics and Biophysics of the Cell
Experimental measurements of biomechanical and biophysical properties of healthy and diseased cells. Theoretical and computational modeling for evaluating these properties.
Mechanobiology of malaria infected red blood cells. Gene disruption studies of parasites and related phenotypes. Development of high throughput diagnostic/therapeutic devices.
Nanoscale Properties of Biological Materials
Nanoscale structure-property relationship of biomaterials. Biomimetics studies of natural materials. Deformation and failure mechanisms of nanostructured biomaterials.
Nanostructured or Amorphous Materials
Mechanics of nanostructured or amorphous materials. Deformation and failure mechanisms of nanostructured or amorphous materials.
Nano-Indentation and Micro-Indentation
Instrumented indentation or scratch studies at the nano-/micro-scale. Forward and reverse (inverse) analysis of indentation/scratch tests. Contact mechanics of indentation and frictional sliding.
Surfaces and Thin Films
Mechanics of surfaces, interfaces and thin films.
Functionally Graded Materials
Deformation and failure of functionally graded materials. Protection mechanisms of graded materials.