The Bucknell University Mechanics and Modeling of Orthopaedic Tissues Laboratory mission is to provide an environment where individuals grow academically, professionally, and personally by being at the forefront of student-led biomechanics research and by creating an inclusive and supportive environment for all members.
More information about the lab:
- See our full MMOT Lab Group Mission, Values, and Expectations here.
- See our team here.
- See our publications here.
The MMOT lab has three primary research areas:
Mechanics and material properties of passive skeletal muscle and aponeurosis. We combine multi-axial materials testing, imaging, and computational modeling to develop and explore structure-function mechanisms of skeletal muscle and other soft tissues.
Human limb biomechanics and simulation. We use motion analysis techniques and computational modeling to investigate the interactions between human dynamics, muscle activity patterns, and clinical factors such as joint pain and function.
Impact mechanics of bighorn sheep skull and horns. We use finite element analysis to determine how the skull and horns of bighorn sheep may act to mitigate brain cavity accelerations and dissipate energy from impacts.