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Calve, Sarah Associate Professor


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research overview

  • 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


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courses taught

  • GEEN 1400 - Engineering Projects
    Primary Instructor - Spring 2021
    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
    Primary Instructor - Fall 2021
    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.
  • MCEN 5228 - Special Topics in Mechanical Engineering
    Primary Instructor - Fall 2020
    Subject matter to be selected from topics of current interest. May be repeated up to 15 credit hours.


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