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)
  

 

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.                                                       

                                

Experimental investigation of soft tissues

To characterize the mechanical properties of the native and engineered tissue including the cells within the tissue, and identify the threshold of tissue/cell injuries