INERTIAL MICROCAVITATION RHEOMETRY (IMR)
We developed (and are extending) the original technique to determine local, large-deformation, ultra-high-rate properties of soft materials using laser-induced inertial cavitation dynamics.
PROJECT LEAD: Bachir Abeid
MICHIGAN COLLABORATORS: E. Johnsen, J. Sukovich, Z. Xu, M. Fabiilli
ULTRA-FAST HYDROGEL VISCOELASTIC MODELING
Soft materials undergoing rapid, large shape changes behave differently than their slower-moving counterparts. We are exploring unconventional material models for their predictive power capabilities.
PROJECT LEAD: Zhiren Zhu
TISSUE MECHANISM IDENTIFICATION
Using custom imaging procedures we image 3D displacement fields in materials, and use them to not just determine material properties, but their material models, experimental fidelity, and more.
PROJECT LEAD: Dennis Nikolov
MICHIGAN COLLABORATORS: E. Arruda, K. Garikipati, U. Scheven, X. Huan
KINEMATICS TO CHARACTERIZATION
3D kinematics can characterize many phenomena, from mechanical properties to biosystem behavior. We use microscopy based approaches to compare cell behaviors under stimuli in a variety of environments.
PROJECT LEAD: Team