mechanics of cell
lab studies the mechanical influences on the biological cell and how
biological cell generates forces at different length scale. Physical
science in biology is an evolving field for the last few years. Some of
the main areas we look into are, cell crawling, bacterial growth,
cytoskeleton mechanics and frequency transduction in outer hair cell
etc. Apart from mechanics in biology the lab also uses its expertise in
structural material, smart structural analysis and design, morphing
structure, constitutive modeling of multifunctional material etc.
day mechanics is inherently interdiciplinary. Our lab tries to explore
this fact-that irrespective of application areas, be it aerospace,
mechanical or biomedical fields- fundamental principles of
mechanics remain the same.
We have an immediate opening for a PhD position in Cell Biomechanics area.
An ideal candidate should have a background in mechanics, an interest
in instrumentation & instrument building. For details please
contact me with a CV. Our lab also have interest in the following areas: