We study fundamental properties of biomaterials exploring ways to both characterize and modify them. The research has diverse applications ranging from precision diagnostics to targeted treatments. 

We are interested in understanding the underlying phenomena behind the transformation of biological media as a result of external input such as laser processing, or naturally occurring inputs such as disease development and progression. This leads to a more fundamental knowledge of the observed changes in the material properties and their sources of influence.

The nature of our work is highly collaborative and we partner with clinicians, life biologists and other mechanical engineers to produce exciting new technologies which have the potential to improve healthcare and quality of life.

Columbia Affiliations
Mechanical Engineering