Name: Savio L-Y. Woo, Ph.D., D.Sc., D.Eng.
Title: Distinguished University Professor and Director
Musculoskeletal Research Center
Department of Bioengineering
Swanson School of Engineering

Professor of Rehabilitation Science & Technology
School of Health & Rehabilitation Sciences

Core Faculty
McGowan Institute for Regenerative Medicine
School of Medicine

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Lab Contact Info:
Musculoskeletal Research Center
405 Center for Bioengineering
300 Technology Drive
Pittsburgh, PA 15219
Tel: 412-648-2000
Fax: 412-648-2001

Research Interests:
  • Development of biodegradable metallic materials to assist the healing of ligaments and tendons as well as for implantable devices for orthopaedic applications.
  • Kinematics of synovial joints, including knee and shoulder, by developing a novel robotic universal force-moment sensor testing system to assess the roles of various soft tissues.
  • Functional tissue engineering approaches involving the use of extracellular matrix (ECM) bioscaffolds, i.e., ECM-SIS to improve the healing of injured ligaments and tendons.
  • Theoretical and experimental studies of the nonlinear viscoelastic and mechanical properties of biological tissues.
  • Effects of stress and motion on healing and repair of soft tissues.