Multiscale Biomechanics and Mechanobiology Lab


The Multiscale Biomechanics and Mechanobiology Lab is part of the Departments of Biomedical Engineering and Orthopaedics & Rehabilitation at the Pennsylvania State University. Our research investigates the interplay between tendon multiscale mechanics and mechanobiology in the context of tissue remodeling (e.g., degeneration, repair, and development). The ultimate goals of this work are to identify the causes of tendon pathology, discover novel therapeutic options, and direct the design of biomaterials that can recapitulate the behavior of native tissue.  This multidisciplinary research involves the use of multiscale mechanical testing, computational modeling, cell and tissue culture, and biomaterial fabrication.

Spencer Szczesny, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor
Department of Biomedical Engineering
Department of Orthopaedics and Rehabilitation
Pennsylvania State University
205 Hallowell Building
University Park, PA 16802
Tel: 814-865-3284
Office: 228 Hallowell
Lab: 310 Hallowell