• Associate Professor, Mechanical Engineering
  • J. Mike Walker ’66 Faculty Fellow
  • Director of Innovation for Engineering Medicine
  • Affiliated Faculty, Biomedical Engineering
Michael Moreno

Educational Background

  • Ph.D., Biomedical Engineering, Texas A&M University — 2009
  • M.S., Biomedical Engineering, Florida International University — 2003
  • M.S., Science Education, Florida International University — 1997
  • B.S., Physics, Florida International University — 1996

Research Interests

  • Dr. Moreno is Director of the Biomechanical Environments Laboratories. His research is focused on experimental biomechanics and biomechanical engineering across multiple scales. Research interests include biomechanical factors in medical device design, biomechanical factors in tissue engineering and 3D bioprinting, medical device innovation in resource limited settings, cardiovascular fluid and solid biomechanics, orthopedic biomechanics, veterinary biomechanics, biomechanics of human performance, and sports biomechanics.

Awards & Honors

  • Dean of Engineering Excellence Award 2016
  • TEES Young Faculty Fellow Award 2016
  • ASME Bioengineering Division Skalak Award for Best Paper, 2012
  • ASEE / NSF Post-Doctoral Fellowship, 2010
  • SLATE Award for Teaching Excellence, 2009
  • Gramm Doctoral Fellowship “for excellence in scholarly research and teaching”, 2009
  • Sloan Doctoral Fellowship

Selected Publications

  • Mingliang Jiang*, Zachary T Lawson*, Erel Veysel, Sophie Pervere*, Tianyi Nan*, Andrew B. Robbins*, Alan D. Freed, Michael R. Moreno. “Clamping Soft Biologic Tissues for Mechanical Testing: A Brief Survey of Current Methods and Development of a Novel Clamping Mechanism”, In press, Journal of the Mechanical Behavior of Biomedical Materials. October 2019.
  • Andrew B. Robbins*, Alan D. Freed, Michael R. Moreno. “Characterizing the Non-Linear Mechanical Behavior of Native and Biomimetic Engineered Tissues in 1D with Physically Meaningful Parameters.” In Press, Journal of the Mechanical Behavior of Biomedical Materials. October 2019.
  • Veysel Erel, M.S.; Mingliang Jiang*, M.S.; Michael R Moreno, Alan D. Freed, “Anisotropic Conjugate Stress\Strain Base Pair Approach for Laminates Undergoing Large Deformations”, Acta Materialia, Volume 6, June 2019.
  • Moreno MR, Zambrano* S, Dejardin, LM, Saunders WB, “Bone Biomechanics and Fracture Biology”, chapter in Johnston/Tobias 2nd Edition: Veterinary Surgery: Small Animal, Elsevier Saunders Inc., ISBN-13 978-1437707465 July 2017.
  • Freed, A. D., Erel, V., and Moreno, M. R., “Conjugate Stress/Strain Base Pairs for the Analysis of Planar Biologic Tissues”, in press: Journal of Mechanics of Materials and Structures 12(2):219-247 January 2017.