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Measurements of Mechanical Properties of Biomaterials


Material Measurement Laboratory, Biosystems and Biomaterials Division

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50.64.41.B7808 Gaithersburg, MD

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Name E-mail Phone
Chiang, Martin Y.M. martin.chiang@nist.gov 301.975.5186
Lin, Nancy J nancy.lin@nist.gov 301.975.4935
Lin-Gibson, Sheng slgibson@nist.gov 301.975.6765


The mechanical properties of heterogeneous and anisotropic biomaterials (e.g., tissue scaffolds and devices) are complex and must be determined at a length scale comparable to the size of a cell. The objective of this study is to develop validated measurements for quantifying the mechanical properties of biomaterials as well as image-based numerical models for predicting these properties.


Biomaterials; Tissue engineering: Mechanical performance; Image-based modeling; Numerical methods;


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