Peter Yunker

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Research Interests

Many biological materials have hierarchical structures; small building blocks assemble into larger configurations, which assemble into even larger structures. We are interested in understanding the role hierarchical structure plays in the mechanical properties of biological materials, using both synthetic model systems and multicellular organisms.

Area of Specialization

Mechanics of Hierarchical Materials Materials; Mechanical Properties of Multicellular Organisms; Hydrodynamics of Cell Packings