Mission Area

Research Topics

  • Biomaterials and biomechanics
  • Computational mechanics

The BioMechanics Of Soft Tissues (BioMOST) lab contributes to the understanding, diagnosis, and treatment of diseases of the soft tissue structures in the human body by drawing upon principles of engineering mechanics. 


Research Team

Suresh ML Raghavan

Suresh M.L. Raghavan, PhD

Director, BioMOST Lab, Professor, Roy J. Carver Department of Biomedical Engineering

Research Overview

The 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. 

Suresh Raghavan discusses his research



Raghavan among 2020 faculty awardees

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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