Disquisitiones Mechanicae 2013

In this lecture series, these renowned speakers will give biomechanics/mechanobiology lectures on the University of Illinois campus. Mark your calendars for each of the Thursdays below, beginning at 4:00 p.m. The lectures are held in the auditorium at 1122 NCSA and will be followed by a reception.


Professor Michael Sheetz
Columbia University
Thursday, September 5, 2013
“Mechanosensing: A Step-by-Step Process”




Professor Paul Janmey
University of Pennsylvania
Thursday, November 7, 2013
“Extracellular Matrix Physical Properties
Alter Cell Mechanics, Morphology, and Proliferation”




Professor Francoise Brochard-Wyart
Universit’e Pierre et Marie Curie
Thursday, February 20, 2014
“Wetting of Living Drops: Soft Matter Models of Tissue and Tumors”




Professor Lorna Gibson
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Thursday, April 17, 2014
“Cellular Materials in Engineering, Nature and Medicine”



The organizers include MechSE faculty Jimmy Hsia, Iwona Jasiuk, Taher Saif, Sascha Hilgenfeldt, Elizabeth Hsiao-Wecksler, and Amy Wagoner Johnson.