LeDuc Aims to Improve Global Health-Mechanical Engineering - Carnegie Mellon University

Thursday, December 11, 2014

LeDuc Aims to Improve Global Health

Bioengineers have a distinct opportunity to impact global health beyond disease, according to an article published in Science Translational Medicine.

Written by experts from six different continents, the article's lead author is Carnegie Mellon University's Philip LeDuc, a professor of mechancial engineering.

Although biomedical engineers have a history of addressing human health issues in terms of disease, they are poised to solve other serious world problems in areas like water quality and reliability, sustainable and safe food production, and new, cleaner sources of energy.

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Professor LeDuc focuses on molecular and cellular biomechanics, biological/medical micro- and nano-technology, and computational biology.

He is the founding director of the Center for the Mechanics and Engineering of Cellular Systems (CMECS), a multidisciplinary research laboratory which builds on the university's stregths in engineering, physics, life sciences and computation.