Computational Biomedical Engineering: Faculty Research

Computational Biomedical Engineering includes biomechanics, imaging, advanced modeling/simulations, and more.

Computational and Experimental Biomechanics 

Dr. Muci-Kuchler is Co-Director of the Experimental and Computational Mechanics Laboratory (ECML). The ECML has the necessary hardware and software to conduct research involving the application of numerical methods to biomechanics problems. In addition, it has two experimental areas that can be used to conduct some biomechanics studies dealing with injuries due to blast, projectile penetration, and impact events. In this regard, personal protective equipment for military and sports applications are of particular interest. The following list provides examples of the types of projects in which Dr. Muci-Kuchler has been or is currently involved:

  • Bacteria distribution studies in lower extremity ballistic gelatin surrogates shot with small caliber projectiles.
  • Numerical simulation of the behavior of soft tissue surrogates under ballistic loading conditions.
  • Development of lower extremity armor for ground troops.
  • Study of the interaction of blast waves with helmet-head systems.
  • Numerical simulation of a surface hip replacement design.
  • Simulation of brain tumor growth in the brain parenchyma.