338 Roberts Engineering Hall
338 Roberts Engineering Hall
5000 Forbes Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15213
Departments of Biological Sciences, Computational Biology, Biomedical Engineering, and Electrical and Computer Engineering; McGowan Institute for Regenerative Medicine, Institute for Complex Engineered Systems; Director, Center for the Mechanics and Engineering of Cellular Systems
Philip LeDuc, PhD
William J. Brown Professor, Department of Mechanical Engineering
Carnegie Mellon University
The Leduc lab works at the intersection of mechanical engineering and biology by envisioning cells and molecules as systems that can be investigated with some of the same fundamental approaches used on machines such as planes and automobiles looking for unifying principles. These systems range from mammalian cells to microorganisms to developmental biology systems and apply principles from mechanical engineering fields to understand how these principles may apply across diverse nature-based systems.
In the energy domain, the lab is focused on algae and bacterial fuel cells. My lab conducts basic science and applied research in crossing over mechanical engineering approaches including solid mechanics, fluid mechanics, control theory, etc. with biological systems ranging from algae to artificial cells to developmental biology.
Biological “Systems”-Based Mechanical Engineering Approaches (Beckman Young Investigator-2nd CMU professor to win, DOE, NSF, ONR, AFOSR). An important goal of my work is to investigate biological systems with mechanical engineering approaches, which we enable by synthesizing novel technologies. We are working with biological systems ranging from mammalian cells to artificial cells to developmental systems using mechanical engineering approaches (solid mechanics, fluid dynamics, controls, design). (Nature Nanotechnology, Trends in Biotechnology, Applied Physics Letters, JACS, Advanced Materials, Nano Letters, Nature).
We also founded the Center for the Mechanics and Engineering of Cellular Systems (CMECS) at CMU including over 20 faculty members from engineering, biology, chemistry, physics, and computer science, with the goal of using mechanical engineering with cellular systems to address biological problems ranging from disease to bioenergy to malnutrition in third-world countries.
Bioengineering, biomechanics, biomimetic tissue constructs, cell engineering, biomaterials, tissue engineering, machine learning, biomedical manufacturing
Lab website: http://www.andrew.cmu.edu/user/prl/index.html
Department Profile: https://www.meche.engineering.cmu.edu/directory/bios/leduc-philip.html
|Akash Garg||PhD Student|
|Andrés Arias-Rosales||PhD Student|
|Ernest Kabuye||PhD Student|
|Jennifer Bone||PhD Student|
|Justin Bobo||PhD Student|
|Latifah Almaghrabi||PhD Student|
|Nolan Frey||PhD Student|
|Nolan Keeys||PhD Student|
|Rudy Torres||PhD Student|
|Stephen Coyle||PhD Student|
|Susana Beltrán||PhD Student|
|Utku Sönmez||PhD Student|