Research

Developing new computational and experimental methodologies to address challenges in multifunctional materials and bioengineering problems.

Research

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Characterisation and Modelling of Magneto-Active Polymers

Manufacturing, experimental characterisation and computational modelling of magneto-active polymers in a wide range of loading conditions to design novel smart devices. These activities consist in new methodologies to manufacture smart magneto-active materials by 3D printing techniques. We also provide magneto-mechanical characterisation of these systems at different spatial and time scales: rheology, nanoindentation, uniaxial loading, dynamic magneto-mechanical analysis. In addition, we develop multi-physical modelling covering a wide range of approaches: microstructural full-field models, homogenisation approaches, microstructurally based constitutive models, finite element frameworks, others.

Biomechanics of neuronal systems and brain mechanics

Experimental characterisation and computational modelling of the mechanical response of neuronal systems and nervous system tissues and their couplings with other biological processes. The experimental characterisation consists in rheological, nanoindentation and microscopic techniques. The computational activities deal with hyperelastic based constitutive models, the coupling of mechanics with other biological processes and their implementation in computational frameworks (i.e., finite element).

Biomechanics of collective cell migration

Experimental characterisation and computational modelling of the influence of mechanical effects on collective cell migration of epithelial and cancerous cellular systems. These activities aim at identifying the mechanical cues influencing the proliferation and migration processes in individual and collective cellular systems. Modelling approaches from discrete to continuum scales coupling mechanics with other biophysical processes

Characterisation and Modelling of Electro-Active Polymers

Manufacturing, experimental characterisation and computational modelling of electro-active polymers in a wide range of loading conditions to design novel smart devices. These activities consist in new methodologies to manufacture smart electro-active and conductive materials by 3D printing techniques. We also provide electro-thermo-mechanical characterisation of these systems at different spatial and time scales: rheology, nanoindentation, uniaxial loading, dynamic mechanical analysis. In addition, we develop multi-physical modelling covering a wide range of approaches: microstructural full-field models, homogenisation approaches, microstructurally based constitutive models, finite element frameworks, others

Mechanical Behaviour of Biomedical Polymers

Manufacturing, experimental characterisation and computational modelling of biomedical polymers. The mechanical characterisation of polymers and polymeric-based composites covers a wide range of loading conditions from low to high temperatures, and from quasistatic to dynamic (impact) loading. The computational activities deal with the formulation of hyperelastic models developed within thermodynamically consistent frameworks and their implementation in finite element codes.

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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