Microfabrication for Cell Mechanics - Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering

The cellular biomechanics lab bridges the gap between cell biology and engineering. Critical to this is fabricating small, micron-scale structures that mimic various regions within the body. For this project students will work on a cardiovascular-related project that will utilize soft photolithography to make lab-on-a-chip based microchannels that mimic the body’s vasculature. These channels will be used for cell mechanics studies. Students will be exposed to microfabrication techniques and potentially 3-D printing, cell biology techniques, and engineering.

Project Dates

Start Date: 1/11/2022 - End Date: 4/27/2022

Students Needed

Type of Project


Student Responsibilities

Cell culture, hydrogel making, time lapse microscopy, microchannel fabrication

Time Commitment

10 hours/week hour(s)

Student Requirements

Engineering or life sciences background

Interested in Working With the Following Programs

For EXCEL URE Students Only

Additional Notes

Position Overview

  • Date Posted: 10-08-2019
  • Location:
    • Lake Nona
  • Paid: Yes