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Instructor Information

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Simona Socrate (Fall)

Senior Lecturer

Interest Areas

  1. Biomechanics of biological soft tissues with a specific focus on the female reproductive system and pregnancy.
  2. High rate properties of biological tissue. Mechanically mediated brain injury mechanisms.
  3. Mechanics of fabrics and composites: continuum constitutive models.

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Kenneth Kamrin (Fall)

Professor

Interest Areas

  1. Theory and Modeling of Granular Media
  2. Computational Methods for Fluids and Solids
  3. Analytical and Asymptotic Techniques in Mechanics

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Carlos Portela (Fall)

Brit (1961) and Alex (1949) d'Arbeloff Career Development Professor in Engineering Design

Interest Areas

  1. Architected Materials
  2. Nanomechanics (static and dynamic)
  3. Metamaterials

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Ritu Raman (Fall,Spring)

Brit (1961) and Alex (1949) d'Arbeloff Career Development Professor in Engineering Design

Interest Areas

  1. Biofabrication
  2. Neuromuscular Tissue Engineering
  3. Biohybrid Robots

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Ming Guo (Spring)

Interest Areas

  1. Cell Mechanics and Mechanobiology
  2. Biophysics
  3. Mechanics of Soft Materials

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Michael Braun (Fall)

Guided Discovery at MIT

Students in "Mechanics and Materials I" build their foundation through the process of discovery.