Biomechanics and Tissue Engineering

Human biological systems, such as living tissues, respond to changes in the mechanical environment. This intrinsic mechanical response is highly complex. It is also extremely fascinating because of the ability of biological systems to adapt by adjusting their structure, composition and function.

In this specialization, we apply the basic principles of fluid dynamics, mechanics and biology to study biomedical problems and systems. In particular, we research the biomechanics of the pathology, diagnosis, prevention and treatment of disease. This includes the disorders of the cardiovascular and musculoskeletal systems. Our research is model-based and occasionally patient-specific.

Research is grouped in the following research groups: