Global Research Overview:

Motivation: The architecture of any structure determines its mechanical properties. Numerous papers in bone research have illustrated (but not quantified due to material arrangement) the difference in mechanical properties as a result of this architecture. Most notably:

Lorna Gibson at MIT, Queen of cellular solids

Goal: Determine relationships which govern the arrangment of [any] material and the mechanical properties which result from that architecture


none of these figures were orginially prepared for the web. please excuse the aliasing.

Rapid Prototyping
Cell Seeded Scaffolds