My Research

Cosserat Rods and Musculoskeletal Structures

My postdoc research is on using Cosserat rod theory to model slender, 1-dimensional structures. In particular, I am working on the CyberOctopus project where we are using these Cosserat rods to model the mechanics of octopus arms. I am working on the development of the numerical solver Elastica, which is used to perform this simulations.

Skeletal Muscle dMRI

My PhD research was on computational modeling of skeletal muscle. I worked on predicting microstructural parameters of muscle using diffusion-weighted magnetic resonance imaging (dMRI) and on micro-mechanical modeling of how muscle microstructure affects mechanical properties of muscle. Learn More.


Cover Photo: dMRI signal for simplified model of muscle (more info)
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