Department of Mechanical Engineering
Telephone: 787-832-4040 ext.3719, 3661
Research Areas: Wound Healing, Mechanical Load, Tissue Generation
Mechanical properties of soft tissues, including tendons under monotonic and cyclic loading. Additive printing of soft tissues and organs. Mechanical stimulus of seeded substrates to study protein expression in the ECM.
Ph.D. The Ohio State University, Ohio, USA, 1988
M.S. The Ohio State University, Ohio, USA, 1987
B.S. IIT Varanasi, 1984
The Tissue Engineering Laboratory in the Biology Department at the University of Puerto Rico at Mayaguez has extensive tissue culture facilities including various incubators, cell counters, laminar flow hoods, optical microscopes, Mechanoculture FX equipment and six different cell lines.