Lego Robot Movie–Making Bone

We (Daniel Strange and Michelle Oyen) had the privilege to work with Google’s London office to make this video for the Google Science Fair, of which Lego is a supporting partner.

Lego Movie

The work is fun but is also “real” science, and the publication on properties of bone-like materials made by the Lego robot is found . . . → Read More: Lego Robot Movie–Making Bone

Poroelastic Indentation

Post-doctoral researcher Matteo Galli’s work on poroelastic indentation analysis, including nanoindentation analysis, has been published in CMES, Computer Modeling in Engineering and Sciences. The article appears in a special issue of CMES focussing on contact mechanics, and edited by Prof. Selvadurai of McGill University. The paper describes an algorithm for fast analysis of . . . → Read More: Poroelastic Indentation

Building bones and testing their properties

Michelle and Tammy provided mechanical expertise, in the form of nanoindentation testing and analysis, for a collaboration with the group of Molly Stevens at Imperial College London, Dept. of Materials. The study examined, using a wide variety of characterization techniques, the bone-like material formed by embryonic stem cells, adult stem cells and differentiated osteoblast cells. . . . → Read More: Building bones and testing their properties

Congrats to Wesley!

Undergraduate researcher (and medic-in-training) Wesley Chua has had a journal paper accepted based on a summer research (UROP) project in our group in 2007. (At the time it was still to become a group, Wesley was the first researcher working in the OyenLab since it’s establishment at Cambridge!) Wesley’s review, “Do we know the . . . → Read More: Congrats to Wesley!

Collagen Mechanics: Learning from Nature

Michelle’s recent article, “Collagen Mechanics: Learning from Nature” can now be found online here. This was published in Cambridge University’s Research . . . → Read More: Collagen Mechanics: Learning from Nature