Methodologies: Biology Applications, Materials

Ellen Arruda

Professor, Mechanical Engineering

Affiliation(s):

Biomedical Engineering, Macromolecular Sciences and Engineering

Mechanical behavior of materials including polymers, elastomers and soft tissue; tissue engineering of tendon and muscle constructs; constitutive modeling of growth, remodeling and functional adaptation in soft tissue; deformation mechanisms in polymers; crystal transformation mechanisms in semi-crystalline polymers; split Hopkinson pressure bar testing of polymers and elastomers for high strain rate applications including crashworthiness in automotive applications.