A biomedical engineer explains how human-made materials inserted in the body hold hope to repair painful injuries more efficiently than bone grafts.
Jan. 4, 2022 • ~7 min
Future engineers need to understand their work's human impact – here's how my classes prepare students to tackle problems like climate change
Solving mathematical equations is only part of the job. Students should be spending more time thinking about the human dimensions of the problems they are trying to solve.
Jan. 4, 2022 • ~8 min
Mechanical forces in a beating heart affect its cells' DNA, with implications for development and disease
Heart disease can change the genetic structure of heart cells. Understanding the role that mechanical forces play in these changes could lead to improvements in artificial tissue design.
Dec. 21, 2021 • ~5 min