Associate Professor of Engineering


Christian Franck is a mechanical engineer specializing in biomechanics and new experimental mechanics techniques at the micro and nanoscale, and in particular on methods for quantifiying cell-matrix stresses in 3D for a variety of material systems. He received his B.S. in aerospace engineering from the University of Virginia in 2003, and his M.S. and Ph.D. from the California Institute of Technology in 2004 and 2008. His doctoral research was on the development of a quantitative three-dimensional experimental technique for applications in soft biomaterials and cellular traction investigations. Dr. Franck held a post-doctoral position at Harvard investigating brain and neural trauma before beginning his appointment at Brown in 2009.

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