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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 (Design, Thermosciences, Flow Physics and Computation, and Mechanics and Computation) have substantial research efforts in the area of biological systems.

Related People

David Camarillo

Assistant Professor of Bioengineering and, by courtesy, of Neurosurgery and of Mechanical Engineering

Dennis R Carter

Professor of Mechanical Engineering, Emeritus

Ovijit Chaudhuri

Assistant Professor of Mechanical Engineering

Scott L. Delp, Ph.D.

James H. Clark Professor in the School of Engineering, Professor of Bioengineering, of Mechanical Engineering and, by courtesy, of Orthopaedic Surgery

Marc Levenston

Associate Professor of Mechanical Engineering and, by courtesy, of Radiology (Radiological Sciences Laboratory)

Alison Marsden, PhD

Associate Professor of Pediatrics (Cardiology) and of Bioengineering and, by courtesy, of Mechanical Engineering

Juan Santiago

Professor of Mechanical Engineering

Sindy Tang

Associate Professor of Mechanical Engineering and, by courtesy, of Radiology (Precision Health and Integrated Diagnostics)

Felix Zajac

Professor (Research) of Mechanical Engineering and of Orthopaedic Surgery, Emeritus