Associate Professor, Binghamton University
10+ years researching the mechanics and function of human skin, including ageing, the impact of cosmetics, UV damage & protection, and bacterial skin diseases.
I am the Primary Investigator of the Biological Soft Matter Mechanics Lab at Binghamton University (SUNY). My research for the past 10+ has focused on understanding the mechanics, function and health of human skin. Publications from this research include studies exploring: - The impact of cosmetics on skin (moisturizers, surfactants) - The multi-scale mechanics of skin - DNA sunscreens - Controlling skin wettability using surfactants - The pathogenesis of Atopic Dermatitis/Eczema - Spatially resolved bacterial growth on skin - Host skin/microbiome interactions - In-vivo non invasive measurements of Langer's lines for surgical planning - The effects of ageing on the mechanical degradation of skin - The effects of UV/solar irradiation on the mechanical degradation of skin - The effects of unsanitory environments/prolonged immersion in liquid media on the mechanical degradation of skin - The prevention/alleviation of pressure ulcers - Skin adhered devices to prevent hip fracture in the elderly - Bioinspired materials My research has been supported by the cosmetics industry and the National Science Foundation