MULTIFUNCTIONAL
STRUCTURES AND
BIOMECHANICS LAB

Computational and experimental facilities to address timely challenges in smart responsive polymers and biomechanics.

ABOUT US

The Multifunctional Structures and Biomechanics Lab (MULTIBIOSTRUCTURES) is an initiative that emerges from collaborative efforts between the departments of Continuum Mechanics and Structural Analysis, and Bioengineering and Aerospace Engineering of the Universidad Carlos III de Madrid. The lab has been created in the wake of the ERC Starting Grant 4D-BIOMAP and combines computational and experimental facilities to address timely challenges in smart responsive polymers and biomechanics.

MAIN RESEARCH LINES

Biomechanics of active biological systems

Experimental and modelling approaches (multi-physics constitutive models) to describe the mechanical and physiological behaviours of biological systems (from cells to tissue). Some ongoing research focuses on understanding the role of mechanics on biological processes such as wound healing, cancer proliferation and migration, or electrophysiological response of the nervous system, among others.

Conceptualisation of novel stimuli-responsive materials

Development, characterisation and modelling of novel stimuli-responsive materials. These activities aim at providing insights into the coupling between mechanics, magnetics, diffusion processes and other physics in multifunctional polymers; and, more importantly, at translating all this knowledge to bioengineering applications to allow for remote stimulation of mechanically dependent biological processes.

TRUSTED BY

New paper coupling mechanical deformation to electrophysiological alterations within central nervous system tissues!

- Published in Journal of the Mechanics and Physics of Solids
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