The mission of the Musculoskeletal Extracellular Matrix Laboratory (MEML) is to characterize the material properties of assembling tissues to establish design parameters for regenerative therapies. In the context of the musculoskeletal system, we are developing and optimizing techniques to determine the: Composition of the extracellular matrix (ECM), spatial organization of ECM components, and influence of ECM organization on mechanical properties
GEEN 1400 - Engineering Projects
Spring 2021 / Spring 2023 / Fall 2023
First-year students solve real engineering design problems in interdisciplinary teams. Design projects vary by section. Curriculum focuses on iterative design process, teamwork and team dynamics, supporting design with testing and analysis, and technical writing. Completed projects are exhibited at an end-of-semester design expo. Students responsible for contributing towards their design project budget and poster costs, and purchasing safety glasses (approximately $75).
MCEN 2024 - Materials Science
Fall 2021 / Fall 2022
Provides an overview of the structure, properties and processing of metallic, polymeric and ceramic materials. Specific topics include perfect and imperfect solids, phase equilibria, transformation kinetics, mechanical behavior and material degradation. Approach incorporates both materials science and materials engineering components.