|Abstract : The Micro and Biomechanical Engineering Research Unit is focused on mechanical design from micro to macro scale, related to micromechanics and precision mechanics, microfluidics, surface tension effects and mechanical design of miniaturized products and to biomechanics, such as experimental and numerical analysis of the human joints and patient specific modeling.
This knowledge has been applied to several application frameworks:
1. Micro-assembly and packaging (design of capillary grippers, non-contact handling of components with acoustic levitation...)
2. Microfluidics (capillary forces, droplets generation by liquid dielectrophoresis, axial and lateral dynamics of liquid bridges...)
3. Microrobotics (flexible fluidic actuators, bubble robotics, force sensors...)
4. Surface science (capillary condensation, electrostatic adhesion, capillary adhesion in granular media...)
5. Medical devices design (Therapeutic and Diagnostic Tools for flexible endoscopy, force sensors, microneedles...)
6. Dynamics and vibrations, interferometric sensors
7. Kinematics and the kinetics analysis of human joints in healthy and replaced conditions;
8. Stress distribution in bone and implant
9. Numerical prediction of bone remodeling and wear
The group is led by three Professors: Prof. A. Delchambre, Prof. B. Innocenti and Prof. P. Lambert.
We are involved in the Belgian project on Microfluidics and Microanipulation: Multiscale Applications of Surface Tension (www|