Welcome to Dr. Dong's Biomechanics Lab.
In our lab, we focus on biomechanics, with a focus on multiscale mechanical characterization of biomaterials, computational methods for optimal orthodontics design, and elastography methods for biomaterials. Our lab has cutting-edge equipment for the mechanical characterization of biomaterials at different length scales, such as atomic force microscopy (AFM), nanoindentation, uniaxial/biaxial tensile, and traumatic brain injury (TBI) test. These tests will enhance the understanding of the connection between the microstructure and mechanical behavior of the biomaterials. We also focus on the simulation of the tooth movement following the implantation of orthodontic devices such as Invisalign, JVBarre, and Carrier Motion 3D, aim to provide the optimal design of these medical devices. The in-vivo mechanical characterization of biomaterials with imaging method, elastography, have adopted in clinics. Our lab will use computational tools for developing the inverse algorithm for elastography methods quantifying the complex mechanical behaviors of biomaterials, such as anisotropic and viscosity behavior.
News and Publications
10/30/2022 Dr. Dong attended the conference IMECE 2022 and presented his research work.
18/18/2022 Dong's biomechanics lab settled at the BES department, Florida Tech.