Structural Biomechanics Lab

Skeleton Model

About Us

Welcome to the Structural Biomechanics research program at the University of Waterloo, a center for cutting-edge research at the intersection of engineering and biology! Our research program is dedicated to unraveling the mysteries of how biological structures, from bones to tissues to the function of whole systems, respond to mechanical behaviors within a living body. Through a multidisciplinary approach, we integrate principles of structural engineering with the intricacies of biomechanics to gain insights into the mechanical behavior of biological systems. Our research spans a wide spectrum, encompassing the analysis of skeletal structures under various loading conditions, the development of advanced computational models, and the exploration of innovative materials for medical applications. We strive to push the boundaries of knowledge in order to contribute to advancements in medical treatments, patient rehabilitation, orthopedic devices, prosthetics, and complex injury causative biomechanical tasks in hopes of an improved understanding of the mechanical principles governing living organisms.

Key Research Topics: Orthopaedic Biomechanics, Biomedical Devices, Prosthetics & Bracing, Biomechanical Injury Studies, Rehabilitation