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Claire Acevedo

Assistant Professor, Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering

 Biomechanics, fracture mechanics, skeletal tissues, multiscale experiments, X-ray synchrotron


The goal of Acevedo’s lab is to investigate the mechanisms of deformation, fracture and the biological response in skeletal tissues and biomaterials spanning from the molecular level to macro scales. By bridging the gap between materials mechanics, biology and experimental high-energy X-ray physics, they strive to unravel the origins of bone fragility, skeletal disease and to inform design principles of biomaterials.

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Before joining the UC San Diego Jacobs School of Engineering in Fall 2023, Claire Acevedo was an Assistant Professor at the University of Utah. She earned her Ph.D. from the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Lausanne (EPFL) in Switzerland and was a postdoctoral researcher at UC San Francisco and at UC Berkeley/Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory.

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