We work on mechanical evaluation of living tissues and cells at macro- and microscale levels, and theoretical modeling and numerical analysis on living tissues and cells on the basis of continuum mechanics.


The goal is to assist clinical diagnosis, to refine quality of life, or to prevent diseases/injuries.


Research topics:

(1) Mechanical loading tests, digital image deformation analysis, and finite element analysis to investigate the role of mechanical properties/behaviors of human carotid artery with atheroma and aorta with aneurysm.

(2) Finite element analysis of soft tissues near a bone prominence and development of an air support system to prevent pressure ulcer.

(3) Stress/strain analysis of largely deformable materials on the basis of continuum mechanics.