The BioMechanics Of Soft Tissues (BioMOST) lab develops tools for plumbing the human body. Principles in biomechanics, biomaterials, and medical image processing are used to study diseases of the cardiovascular and pulmonary systems and devices used to repair them. Our work includes use of experimental and computational methods. Experimental methods such as fluid flow loops, tissue mechanical testing, electrochemical methods, fabrication of silicone replicas, etc. Computational methods such as finite element analysis, computational fluid dynamics, computational geometry, image processing, etc. Our work has been and is funded by organizations such as NIH, American Heart Association, NSF, Fulbright Foundation, Carver Charitable Trust, and the University of Iowa’s Provost Fund. 

Welcome to our lab research website!

Suresh M.L. Raghavan, Ph.D.
Lab Director
Professor of Biomedical Engineering
Researcher, Iowa Technology Institute
University of Iowa