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Research Theme - Biomedicine

Where Mechanics and Biomedicine Meet

With over 200 medical device companies within 20 miles and three top-tier hospitals within walking distance, the Stanford campus provides a unique setting for medical innovation.

Many faculty and students working in Biomechanical Engineering are developing a combination of strong mechanical skills with a working understanding of biological and/or medical systems and processes. Investigations range from exploring how proteins fold and interact to designing the next generation of medical equipment and joint replacements. Biomechanical Engineering research encompasses not only fundamental scientific questions but also the endeavors which will bring discoveries to hospitals, clinics and society as a whole to improve general health, well-being and quality of life.

Biomechanical Engineering is central to the department's efforts in exploring the mechanics-biomedicine interface and developing innovative solutions for this rapidly growing area. In addition, many students working in all of the Mechanical Engineering groups (DesignThermosciencesFlow Physics and Computation, and Mechanics and Computation) have substantial research efforts in the area of biological systems. 

Professor (Research) Emeritus of Mechanical Engineering
Professor Emeritus of Orthopaedic Surgery
Friday, August 29, 2014 - 12:00 to 13:00
Huang Courtyard (Jen-Hsun Huang Engineering Center Courtyard, 475 Via Ortega) on Friday, August 29th, 2014
The 2014 Stanford Undergraduate Research Institute (SURI) Poster Session was held in the Huang Courtyard (Jen-Hsun Huang Engineering Center Courtyard, 475 Via Ortega) on Friday, August 29th, 2014, from noon to 1 p.m.  Every year the posters have been getting more awesome, and this year was no exception.  This year's event was larger than ever, as we hit the 85-student mark for the first time.
Assistant Professor of Bioengineering and, by courtesy, of Mechanical Engineering
(650) 725-2590
Assistant Professor of Mechanical Engineering
Associate Professor of Mechanical Engineering
(650) 723-9464
Professor of Mechanical Engineering
Professor of Bioengineering
Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery
(650) 723-1230
Assistant Professor of Mechanical Engineering
(650) 497-0315
Professor of Mechanical Engineering
Professor of Mechanical Engineering
To develop a device to monitor an astronaut's heart function, Stanford engineers worked aboard a plane that enabled them to test their device in near-zero-gravity.
Friday, March 7, 2014

The human heart was not meant to pump in space.

Early astronauts in the Apollo program performed every conceivable physical test to ensure that they were each at the pinnacle of human fitness. And yet, when they returned to Earth after just a few days in space, they felt dizzy when standing and tests showed that each beat of their heart pumped less blood than it had before the mission.


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