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Constitutive Modeling of Soft Tissues

TM3 lab generates 3D reconstructions of tissues and organs from CT and MR images. Finite element models of these reconstructions are created to predict injury to the tissues and organs while subjected to various conditions.

Quantifying Planar Stress in Soft Tissues

TM3 is investigating the deformation behavior of native cranial soft tissues to lay a scientific foundation for designing superior tissue surrogates with optimized properties, and developing a tissue engineered dura mater patch with the objective of preventing problems associated with synthetic patches which include CSF leakage and patch integration with the native tissue.

Repetitive Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI)

We are using novel imaging techniques in pre-clinical mild TBI models in an effort to accurately quantify mechanistic changes in the brain associated with repetitive blunt and blast brain trauma.

Modeling and Prototyping

TM3 lab is working on designing impact mitigating materials inspired from natural systems. We are using lessons from nature to optimize designs of protective gear for soldiers and athletes.

Tendon and Ligament Mechanics

TM3 is developing a constitutive model of the anterior cruciate ligament in an effort to model mechanistic changes that cannot be captured experimentally.