Research Areas

Molecular, Cellular, and Tissue Biomechanics

Biomechanics is the study of the structure and function of biological systems such as humans, animals, plants, organs, cells, and molecules by means of the methods of mechanics. At The University of Texas at Austin, our researchers apply engineering principles to understand how living systems function at all scales of organization and to translate this understanding to the design of devices and procedures that will improve diagnostic and therapeutic methods in health care.

Area Faculty and Their Research

Aaron Baker
Kenneth Diller
Nanshu Lu
Manuel Rausch
Chris Rylander
Michael Sacks
Jeanne Stachowiak

Related Coursework

  • Biomechanics of Human Movement
  • Cell & Molecular Biomechanics
  • Bioelasticity
  • Bioheat Transfer and Thermoregulation
  • Biophysics
  • Bio-integrated soft electronics

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Contact Professor Michael Sacks with questions about Biomechanics.