Associate Professor, Mechanical Engineering

Nathan Sniadecki

Currently accepting graduate students.

Cell mechanics
Soft lithography

Professor Nathan Sniadecki’s research is in the areas of cell biomechanics, mechanobiology, and bioMEMs. Specifically, his lab is developing micro- and nano-scale tools to understand the mechanical properties of cells. His lab uses arrays of flexible silicone posts to measure the contractile forces of cells, computational modeling to examine cell mechanics, and microfluidic devices to investigate the cardiovascular system. The long-term goals of his work are to understand the ways in which mechanics plays a role in tissue growth and cardiovascular disease and how cell mechanics can be used to improve human health through better diagnostic systems and improved tissue engineering
Ph.D., University of Maryland at College Park, 2003
M.S., University of Maryland at College Park
B.S. University of Notre Dame, 2000