Chemomechanics at the cell-material interface

We explore the mechanisms by which the mechanical and biochemical properties of extracellular microenvironments modulate biological processes. We seek to leverage these mechanisms to improve upon cell therapy manufacturing.

Chemomechanics of complex gels

We explore chemomechanics in synthetic gels that either interface with biological cells, and thus serve as a tool to modulate cell environments; or are not intended as biomaterials, but serve as excellent physical models of such complex biopolymers.

Chemomechanics of nanocomposite interfaces

We develop new computational models and experiments to characterize the chemomechanical evolution of nanoscale interphases in engineered materials.

News

SMART CAMP is featured on MIT News.

MIT News published an article about SMART CAMP’s work on early-stage…

Brandon passes his Qualifying Exam.

Brandon passed his Oral Qualifying Exam, administered through…

Ming presents a poster at GRC Myelin.

Ming presented a poster at the 2022 Gordon Research Conference…

Eric passes his Qualifying Exam.

Eric passed his written and oral Qualifying Exam, administered…

Ming receives the Hugh Hampton Young Fellowship.

Ming is one of the recipients of the 2022-2023 Hugh Hampton…

Join Us

We will be accepting new graduate students and postdoctoral researchers for the 2022-2023 academic year.

Admitted students who are interested in joining the group should reach out to Prof. Krystyn Van Vliet.

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