Settling into the new space Welcome to our new lab ! Biomechanically testing stents Dynamic seeding bone scaffolds Compressing stem cells to create bone


Congratulations to Luke, for being accepted for a poster presentation at the 10th International Symposium on Biomechanics in Vascular Biology and Cardiovascular Disease


Congratulations to Claudia, for being accepted for a poster presentation at CellMech 2015 and at Advances in Cell & Tissue Culture 2015


Congratulations to Raj for being our first winner of the picture competition and for joining us for his PhD


Congratulations to Maryam and Marzia for their presentations at the 26th Annual Conference of the European Society for Biomaterials (ESB) (September 2014)


Congratulations to Claudia, for a great poster at EMBL Conference: Microfluidics 2014


Congratulations to Luke, for being accepted at Micro and Nano Flows Conference MNF2014 !


Welcome to Claudia and Luke !


Congratulation to Maryam for her great oral poster presentation at TERMIS-EU 2013 in Istanbul !


Congratulation to Marzia for being accepted at the 25th European Conference on Biomaterials. Look for her poster in Madrid !




Our cellular mechanics research can be divided into two categories:

  • Intracellular mechanics deals with the mechanical properties of cells, which are known to be altered in disease and aging.
  • Extracellular mechanics makes use of the mechanical properties of the extracellular environment to control cell behavior and function



Our interest also lies in the development of microfluidic tools for diagnostic and tissue engineering purpose.

  • Microfluidics for diagnostics: hand-in-hand with our intracellular mechanics research, this research will use microfluidics to evaluate cellular health status and sort diseased cells.M
  • Microfluidics for tissue engineering: hand-in-hand with our extracellular mechanics research, we will use microfluidics to mechanically stimulate stem cells to achieve tissue engineering

Location and Contact

We are part of the

Department of Mechanical Engineering
University of Sheffield
Mappin Street
Sheffield, S1 3JD

For more info, feel free to contact
Dr. Cécile Perrault

My office is located in the Pam Liversidge Building, C+05