Dr. Neu's research focuses on multiscale biomechanics and mechanobiology of soft tissues, with a special emphasis on connective and cardiac tissues, making use of advanced magnetic resonance imaging and optical/atomic force microscopy-based techniques, to understand development, disease and regeneration in tissues and cells.
magnetic resonance imaging, biomechanics, imaging, tissue engineering, cell and nuclear mechanobiology
MCEN 2023 - Statics and Structures
Spring 2018 / Spring 2019 / Spring 2020 / Spring 2021
Covers statics of particles, equivalent force systems, rigid bodies, equilibrium of rigid bodies in two and three dimensions, analysis of truss and frame structures, uniaxially-loaded members, distributed force systems and friction. Degree credit not granted for this course and CVEN 2121 or GEEN 2851.
MCEN 5147 - Mechanobiology
Studies how mechanical forces modulate the morphological and structural fitness of biological tissues. Current molecular mechanisms by which cells convert mechanical stimulus into chemical activity and the literature supporting them will be discussed. Students will acquire an understanding and expertise from the analysis of primary literature and completion of a synthesis project.