students in the lab with Professor Tak-Sing Wong
 

Biomechanics and Bioengineering

We are improving drug delivery and healthcare.

Biomechanics and bioengineering, as related to mechanical engineering, involve the application of the principles, laws, and methods of mechanics to develop and improve medical diagnostics, biomedical devices, and biomechanical models. Our faculty and students apply mechanical principles to the design and improvement of laparoscopic surgical instruments and to the development of improved drug delivery systems. We develop mathematical models and computational tools of the human physiological and neurological systems to improve our understanding of organ function and dysfunction and to better diagnose disease. We explore mechanical designs that encompass precise testing and analyses to provide more accurate biopsies with less invasive surgical procedures and we develop new and better analysis methods for disease and for the design of pharmaceuticals.

Labs, Centers, and Groups

Biomechanics and Imaging Lab

Biomechanics and Imaging Lab
Daniel Cortes

Bio-Motion Systems Lab

Bio-Motions Systems Lab
Jean-Michel Mongeau

Engineering Design and Optimization Group

Engineering Design and Optimization Group
Mary Frecker, Tim Simpson

Environmental and Biological Fluid Mechanics Lab

Environmental and Biological Fluid Mechanics Lab
Margaret Byron

eXperimental Kinematics Lab

Experimental Kinematics Lab
H. Joseph Sommer

Gait Optimization Lab
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Anne Martin

Locomotion Biomechanics and Control Lab

Locomotion and biomechanics and control lab
Bo Cheng

OPEN Design Lab

OPEN Design Lab
Matthew Parkinson

Systems for Hybrid-Additive Process Engineering Lab

Systems for Hybrid-Additive Process Engineering La
Guha Manogharan

Penn State Computational Biomechanics Group

Computational Biomechanics
Reuben Kraft

Precision Medical Instrument Design Lab

Precision Medical Instrument Design Lab
Jason Moore

Wong Laboratory for Nature Inspired Engineering

Wong Laboratory for Nature Inspired Engineering
Tak Sing Wong

 
CVC Insertion Video
Nature Inspired Engineering Video
Advancing Surgery Video
 

About

With more than 60 faculty members, 330 graduate students, and 800 undergraduate students, the Penn State Department of Mechanical Engineering embraces a culture that welcomes individuals with a diversity of backgrounds and expertise. Our faculty and students are innovating today what will impact tomorrow’s solutions to meeting our energy needs, homeland security, biomedical devices, and transportation systems. We offer B.S. degrees in mechanical engineering as well as resident (M.S., Ph.D.) and online (M.S.) graduate degrees in mechanical engineering. See how we’re inspiring change and impacting tomorrow at me.psu.edu.

Department of Mechanical Engineering

137 Reber Building

The Pennsylvania State University

University Park, PA 16802-4400

Phone: 814-865-2519