Project Description

Associate Professor, Mechanical Engineering
nsniadec@uw.edu (206) 685-6581 or (206) 685-2148
Brotman 443
UW Medicine South Lake Union Campus

Currently accepting graduate students.

Mechanobiology
BioMEMS
Cell mechanics
Nanotechnology
Microfabrication
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