Awards:NSF CAREER, etc. (2009-present)
Edgerton Innovation Award, UNL College of Engineering (2013)
US Army Research Office (ARO, 2009-2012)
NASA Nebraska Space Grant (2009-2012)
SD Board of Regents Competitive Research Grant (2008)
Mechanical characterization of fiber networks
To optimize the microenviroment of cells and design future clincial relevan biomaterials.
Vascular remodeling: role of hemodynamics and solid mechanics
To understand the mechanism of in-stent restenosis from multiple scales (cell, tissue, organ) and multiphysics ( blood-artery interactions).
Traumatic brain injury: shock tube testing and computational modeling of fluid-structure interaction
To characterize the blast or impact induced brain damage.
Image assisted analysis
To transform 2D images data, such as CT , MRI or microsopy, to 3D solid model with the utmost accuracy and flexibility, and perform a variety of design and analysis on the 3D model.