Mechanical characterisation of biological tissues

Indentation is a powerful technique that has been widely used for material characterisation of various materials. In this talk I will give some examples of how this technique has enabled us to unravel the mechanical properties of various biological tissues (bones and joints). This has subsequently advanced our fundamental understanding of how biological tissues grow and develop in a developmental and evolutionary context at macro scale.

About the speakers

Mehran Moazen

Associate Professor of Biomedical Engineering

Mehran Moazen is an Associate Professor of Biomedical Engineering in the Department of Mechanical Engineering of the University College London. His research is focused on the biomechanics of bones and joints, particularly to understand the underlying mechanisms of growth, adaptation and repair, through the use of computational and experimental techniques. His research has been funded by a number of funding bodies (e.g. RAEng, Rosetrees Trust, Newlife, EPSRC and HFSP) and has been published and presented in a number of journals and conferences (45 journal articles;3 book chapters; over 100 conferences).