Prof. Ellen Roche

Latham Family Career Development Associate Professor of Mechanical Engineering
Associate Head, Department of Mechanical Engineering
Associate Professor of Mechanical Engineering and Institute for Medical Engineering and Science

Primary DLC

Department of Mechanical Engineering

MIT Room: E25-334


Ruth Mattson

Areas of Interest and Expertise

Medical Devices
Cardiac Devices
Soft Robotics
Mechanobiological Therapy
In Vivo Animal Models
In Vitro Testbeds
Finite Element Modeling
Therapy Delivery

Research Summary

Research in the Therapeutic Technology and Device Development Lab (TTDD) lab aims to design and develop implantable medical devices that augment or assist native function. We borrow principles from nature to design implantable, biomimetic therapeutic devices. Research is broadly categorized into three areas (1) mechanical assist and repair devices, (2) biomaterial and therapy delivery devices and (3) enhanced preclinical and computational test model development. Ultimately, the combined aim of our work is to translate enhanced therapeutic devices into the clinical arena.

Recent Work