Biomechanics research spans across molecular, cellular, tissue, and macroscopic scales. Activities include rehabilitation biomechanics, cardiovascular biofluid mechanics, orthopedic tissue biomechanics, cellular biomechanics, and molecular biomechanics.

Active Biomaterials Lab

igor aronson

Igor Aronson

Cellular Biomechanics Lab

cheng dong lab

Cheng Dong

Molecular Biomechanics Lab

william hancock

William Hancock

Artificial Heart and Cardiovascular Fluid Dynamics Lab

keefe manning

Keefe Manning

Multiscale Biomechanics and Mechanobiology Lab

spencer szczesny

Spencer Szczesny

Movement of the Upper Limb and Shoulder Lab (MUSL)

meghan vidt

Meghan Vidt

Research Areas in Bioengineering


The Department of Biomedical Engineering administers the undergraduate major in biomedical engineering, and is a part of the university-wide Intercollege Graduate Degree Program, offering both M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in Bioengineering. Our work combines traditional engineering principles with medicine and technology for the betterment of human health and society. 

Department of Biomedical Engineering

205 Hallowell Building

The Pennsylvania State University

University Park, PA 16802-4400

Phone: 814-863-6614