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.


Yen-Ting defends his thesis!

Congratulations to Dr. Yen-Ting Chi on his successful thesis…

VV group has our Spring Outing.

VV Group went on our annual Patriot's Day Outing this weekend!…

Anna and Ming’s image is unveiled in the Koch Gallery.

Anna and Ming's image: "Astrocyte Highways: The Secret Garden…

VV Group are finalists at the 2022 Koch Institute Image Awards.

Anna and Ming will present at the 2022 Koch Institute Image…

Welcome Eric to VV Group.

We’re delighted to officially welcome our newest PhD Student,…

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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