Our core expertise is in computational mechanics and computational methods, modeling and simulation dealing with complex materials. Our group performs interdisciplinary research that employs mechanics, mathematical modeling, computational method and imaging to solve problems within the fields of mechanics, biomechanics, biomedical modeling, cancer modeling, and tissue engineering. Our long term research goal is to understand the mechanics of biological systems and apply that knowledge to develop and expand towards innovative optimized system, biomimetics designs and bioinspired materials.
- Dr. Sutradhar has been awarded a NSF grant for computational modeling of tissue transplantation.
- Journal paper on designing patient-specific 3D printed craniofacial implants published in MBEC.
- Journal paper on 3D Multimaterial topology optimization published in CMAME.
- Dr. Sutradhar presented in TERMIS 2015 4th World Congress of Tissue Engineering and Regenerative Medicine International Society.
- Journal paper on experimental validation of patient-specific 3D printed craniofacial implants published in CBM.
- Jaejong presented 3D multi-material topology optimization in USNCCM 2015 in San Diego, CA.
- Dr. Sutradhar presented breast biomechanics work in USNCCM 2015 in San Diego, CA.
- Dr. Sutradhar awarded VA grant on engineering vascularized tissues with Eric Brey.
- “Medicine and Engineering Join Forces to Restore Disfigured Faces”, National Science Foundation
(NSF Award #1521801) 9/2015-8/2018
A fundamental problem in tissue transplantation in reconstructive surgery is how to determine the size of tissue flap that can be transferred without the development of necrosis. Improved understanding of the anatomy of tissue blood supply combined with advances in instrumentation and surgical techniques has resulted in modern methods to transfer tissue based on single arteries and veins. Surgeons still rely on personal experience to make a qualitative assessment of the adequacy of blood supply when deciding the size of the flap. It is therefore important to develop a practical tool to enable the most reliable flap design based on the adequacy of blood supply. In order to address this problem, this research project will develop robust mathematical models using data-driven tools, imaging and computational mechanics.