MAE Distinguished Seminar Series - Speaker: Debkalpa Goswami
Scott Lab E001
201 W. 19th Avenue
Columbus, OH 43210
Debkalpa Goswami, Ph.D.
Director of Biomechanics, Cleveland Clinic
Assistant Professor of Medicine and Biomedical Engineering, Case Western Reserve University
Seminar Title: Soft robotics for disease modeling and therapy
The growing field of soft robotics provides an ideal opportunity for the development of implantable devices and simulation testbeds due to the constituent materials of these robots possessing mechanical properties comparable to biological tissue. Soft robotic devices are pushing the boundaries of robotics in accomplishing tasks that are out of the reach of traditional rigid body systems.
In this talk, Dr. Goswami will present some of his team’s recent work that leverages soft robotic technology to build both benchtop and in vivo models of cardiovascular disease. He will also discuss novel implantable soft robotic drug delivery devices with potential applications in the treatment of diabetes. He will explore how these platforms can be harnessed to simulate disease progression, enabling more accurate and personalized treatment strategies.
Debkalpa Goswami is the Director of Biomechanics at the Cardiovascular Innovation Research Center, Cleveland Clinic, Ohio. He is also an Assistant Professor of Medicine and Biomedical Engineering at Case Western Reserve University.
Debkalpa received his undergraduate degree from Jadavpur University, India, and Ph.D. from Purdue University, West Lafayette. He completed his postdoctoral work at the Harvard–MIT Health Sciences and Technology program. He has previously held full-time research positions at ETH Zurich, Switzerland, and the University of Bremen, Germany.
His research group combines soft robotics, 3D printing, biosensing tools, and computational modeling to build advanced physical and digital biomechanical models of disease.