Jacob Notbohm

Associate Professor


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Room: 525
Engineering Research Building
1500 Engineering Drive
Madison, WI 53706

Ph: (608) 890-0030

Primary Affiliation:
Mechanical Engineering

Additional Affiliations:
Biomedical Engineering, Engineering Physics,

Profile Summary

When biological cells contract, migrate, or divide, they physically push and pull against other cells and the biological materials surrounding them. Professor Notbohm's research group studies the mechanics of these cell-cell and cell-material interactions using both living cells and nonliving fibrous materials. This work draws from a number of fields including engineering mechanics, soft matter physics, applied mathematics, and cell biology. He focuses primarily on the mechanical mechanisms underlying the cell and material behavior. Understanding these basic mechanisms will lead to new disease treatments and new approaches in tissue engineering.

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