Mission Area

Research Topics

  • Biomaterials and biomechanics
  • Computational mechanics

The BioMechanics Of Soft Tissues (BioMOST) Lab develops tools for plumbing the human body.

Principles in biomechanics, biomaterials, and medical image processing are used to study diseases of the cardiovascular and pulmonary systems and devices used to repair them. Work includes use of experimental and computational methods. Experimental methods include fluid flow loops, tissue mechanical testing, electrochemical methods, fabrication of silicone replicas, etc., and computational methods include finite element analysis, computational fluid dynamics, computational geometry, image processing, etc. Organizations such as NIH, American Heart Association, NSF, Fulbright Foundation, Carver Charitable Trust, and the University of Iowa’s Provost Fund have funded our work. 


Research Team

Suresh ML Raghavan

Suresh M.L. Raghavan, PhD

Director, BioMOST Lab
Professor, Roy J. Carver Department of Biomedical Engineering
Suresh Raghavan discusses his research


Oxygen Concentrator Mubeen Raghavan

Innovation focuses on pandemic need: ITI researchers propose novel oxygen concentrator

Friday, October 15, 2021
University of Iowa Technology Institute
University of Iowa Technology Institute scientists are designing and testing a novel prototype of an oxygen concentrator. The Iowa proposal simplifies the design so the product is easier to produce and maintain, and could benefit hospitals in the U.S. and around the globe.

Raghavan among 2020 faculty awardees

Monday, November 23, 2020
University of Iowa Technology Institute
Suresh, M.L. Raghavan, a University of Iowa Technology Institute (ITI), faculty affiliate is among 21 faculty and staff members being honored with the University of Iowa’s 2020 Faculty and Staff Awards.
Suresh ML Raghavan

Suresh M.L. Raghavan

Director, BioMOST Lab

Professor of biomedical engineering

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